Relay For Life of Columbia County
June 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Relay For Life of Columbia County will be held on Friday June 15, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm Friday at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 NY 23, Hudson, NY.
Although the time spans may vary (anywhere from six to 24 hours), the schedule for all of the Relay for Life events pretty much follows a standard format. Relays include an Opening Ceremony followed by the Survivors Lap, the Caregivers Lap, the Luminaria Ceremony and Closing Ceremony.
The schedule of events is as follows:
4:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm event begins
Survivors Lap and Caregivers Lap
1/2 hour after dusk Luminaria Ceremony
Closing Ceremony ( time to be determined)
Team members take turns walking around a track or other designated course. A requirement is that each team has a member walking at all times.
Money is raised by teams who solicit donations from individuals and businesses. There are a number of fundraising options some of which continue year round.
Relay For Life started in 1985 when Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked/ran for 24 hours on a track in Tacoma, Washington to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society.
Today teams raise funds at over 3,500 Relay events nationwide.
Proceeds from Relay For Life events “help the American Cancer Society fund ground-breaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prevention and early detection programs.”
To learn more about the Columbia County Relay For Life contact Nick Liporace at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (518) 220-6925.
For more information about the programs benefiting from the Relay visit cancer.org.