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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

UACCM to host Conway and Perry Counties Relay for Life April 26

Did you know that the American Cancer Society’s researchers have found a cure for Childhood Leukemia? Did you know that finding this cure was possible because of funds raised at local Relay for Life events? Did you know that you could help find a cure for all cancers? How? By participating in the 2013 Conway/Perry Counties Relay for Life event on Friday, April 26.

The relay represents one’s battle with cancer; it can be a dark time for many that is very long and exhausting. We show our support to those we know who have been affected by cancer through Relay for Life. Teams will gather throughout the afternoon to start constructing their campsites to go along with this year’s theme: “Relay Around the World.” This year’s relay will feature some great live entertainment, including musical performances by Heaven’s Echoes and other talented musicians. Join us for a night packed with games, fun, and food as we celebrate life and fight for a cure for cancer!

The night will start with a dinner for cancer survivors and their caregivers at the Plaza at UACCM from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Then, the survivor lap will kick off the relay at 7:00. The treasured luminary ceremony will begin after dark, at 9:00, as we take time to reflect on those who have overcome cancer and those who lost the battle to this dreaded disease. The rest of the night will be packed with activities and entertainment, including our first-ever Midnight 5K fun run/walk! Don’t miss out on this uplifting relay experience!

Luminaries are still for sale for the Relay event (though it is past the deadline to submit a photo for the slideshow). Stop by Adams Eye Care Clinic for more information or to purchase a luminary, or purchase one at the event.

With the possibility of bad weather on Friday, we do have an inclement weather plan. We will have the Survivor Dinner as scheduled regardless of rain. At 6:30-7:00 p.m. we will assess the weather situation. If the weather dictates that we need to move inside, we will go to the Fine Arts Auditorium where we will listen to a condensed concert from Heavens Echoes, give awards to our teams, and have the luminary service. At that point, the weather situation will be assessed again, and a decision will be made as to continue the remainder of the event.

The community is invited to attend the event and join in the fun! For more information, please call Kristi Strain at 501-354-2552.

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