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COMMUNITY: Relay for Life 2015


LIVING: Relay for Life to be held April 18 to benefit American Cancer Society with entertainment for participants and spectators.

Relay For Life 2014 American Cancer Society Fundraiser in Henderson, NV Copyright Inside Henderson and Brash Photograpy. For permission to reprint or purhcase information contact Courtney Longnecker at www.brashphotography.com

Photos courtesy Brash Photography

 Relay for Life of Henderson, part of a worldwide annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday, April 18 at the Foothill High School stadium, 800 College Dr. Admission is free to the public.

The relay event begins with a ceremonial Survivors’ Lap at 12:00 p.m. and runs through noon Sunday, featuring themed laps on the hour, including a Crazy Hat Lap, Silly Shoes Lap, and a Hollywood Lap.

Luminarias set out by participants during the luminaria ceremony in memory of loved ones who battled cancer. Many consider the ceremony to be the highlight of the Relay for Life event. Relay For Life 2014 American Cancer Society Fundraiser in Henderson, NV Copyright Inside Henderson and Brash Photograpy. For permission to reprint or purhcase information contact Courtney Longnecker at www.brashphotography.com

Luminarias set out by participants during the luminaria ceremony in memory of loved ones who battled cancer.

Music and dance performances and a variety of contests are scheduled to entertain throughout the event. Booths offering food, souvenirs, and health information will line the track around the night.  Click here for schedule of events.

Known as a major highlight, the Luminaria Ceremony begins at 9:30 p.m. to honor those who have battled cancer.

To date 29 teams with more than 220 participants in the area have raised nearly $37,000 in sponsorship for the event. Those interested in participating in the relay can find more information at relayforlife.org/hendersonnv. Team participants range from athletic runners to casual walkers and often include children and seniors. | iH


 

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