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A big weekend coming up for Relay for Life
A big weekend coming up for Relay for Life

There’s still time to sign up for Relay for Life.  The American Cancer Society is holding relays in Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, and Rockford on May 18th and 19th. 

The Comstock Park Relay begins at 3pm at the Comstock Park High School.

The East Grand Rapids Relay starts at 3pm at the East Grand Rapids High School.

The Forest Hills Relay begins at an hour earlier at 2pm at the Cascade Library.

The Rockford Relay begins at 3pm at the North Rockford Middle School.

Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions shared by all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help people celebrate, remember, and fight back.

Celebrate - The Survivors Lap
The Survivors Lap is an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are creating a world with more birthdays like those of each individual on the track.

Remember - The Luminaria Ceremony
We honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.

Fight Back - The Fight Back Ceremony
There is a Fight Back Ceremony where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life is the primary fundraising event for the America Cancer Society.  Although the objective of the relays is to raise money for cancer research, the events also help spread cancer awareness, remember those who have died of cancer and celebrate the lives of survivors.

WZZM 13 is a sponsor of Relay for Life and will be participating at all of these relays.

For more information about the Relay for Life: 

Comstock Park:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=37961

East Grand Rapids:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=38066

Forest Hills:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=38127

Rockford:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=38620

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