Join the event of Relay for Life of Wayne County this Saturday, April 9 at Wayne High School from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
In years past the group has hosted the event in July on the track but his year it will be mainly inside besides the color run/walk.
The Community Manager for the Relay for Life of Wayne County, Stephanie Fritz says they wanted to try something new.
“We want to get as many people in the community involved as we can that is kind of why we are changing the time,” said Fritz. “We’re just seeing if more students will come out maybe getting more people from the college involved.”
The Relay for Life of Wayne County will kick off their day with the Color Your World Purple Run/Walk event to be held at Victor Park in Wayne. Check-in is from 8 – 8:45 a.m. with the event to start at 9 a.m.
From the previous Relay for Life events Fritz added it has been a great community event.
“A lot of people have come out,” Fritz added. “We’ve got some great teams and volunteers that have worked really hard to get information out about our mission and raising money to support the mission.”
Those who are participating in the Color Run/Walk will be invited to attend a survivor/caregiver brunch in the cafeteria of Wayne High School at 10:30 a.m. At noon the opening ceremony will take place with Survivor and Caregiver Laps in the gymnasium.
12:30 p.m. – Activities will begin
4 p.m. – The Cattlemen’s Association and Pizza Hut will provide a free will donation dinner
5:30 p.m. – Luminaria Ceremony.
You can purchase your Luminaria’s for the ceremony at Dairy Queen in Wayne between 3 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
If you would like to sign-up a team go to relayforlife.org/waynecone.
Fritz mentioned if you would like to make a donation to the event go to relayforlife.org.
“They can select a team on there to make a donation too,” said Fritz. “Or they can go online and see who has a team and if they want to contact that person they can make a donation directly to them.”