2017 Relay for Life Lubbock County Saturday at Lubbock Christian University

LUBBOCK, TX - The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Lubbock County 2017 will be held Saturday, April 29 at the Rhodes Perrin Recreation Center on the Lubbock Christian University campus.

The event is from 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

KLBK Chief Meteorologist Nick Kraynok, who is a cancer survivor himself, will emcee the event.

This is the main fundraiser for the local American Cancer Society chapter. ACS hopes to raise $115,000 from the 2017 Relay for Life Lubbock County.

Because of the inclement weather, all the events will take place inside the Rhodes Perrin Recreation Center this year.

Below is the schedule of events:

OPENING CEREMONY
Time: 2 p.m.
We'll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer. Whether someone's been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.

SURVIVORS LAP
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Survivors define courage and inspire those facing a cancer diagnosis. Their strength is honored with each step they take around the first lap. If you know anyone who's overcome cancer, invite them to join.

CAREGIVERS LAP
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Caring for others is such a selfless act, which is why we honor caregivers with a lap. They often walk with the person they've supported.

LUMINARIA CEREMONY
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Each Luminaria bag represents a loved one lost to cancer, brings support to those affected by it, and honors survivors. This powerful moment gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers hope and comfort.

CLOSING CEREMONY
Time: 9:30 p.m.

We celebrate all that we've accomplished together and remember those we've lost. Together, we commit to take action and help end the pain and suffering of cancer.

For more information, please visit RelayForLife.org or contact Kendra Davidson-Garza at (806) 792-7128.


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