Relay For Life of Potomac Valley is not just a one day event. Rather, it is dozens of teams and hundreds of participants work working tirelessly throughout the year from September to August, fundraising and spreading the mission that cancer never sleeps.
Volunteers from both Grant and Hardy Counties will come together on Saturday, Aug. 12 to celebrate the warriors that have fought cancer, those still battling, and those whose fight is over. This event is open to not just cancer survivors and caregivers, but the entire community.
Relay For Life kicks off at noon at the Moorefield Town Park. As always, Relay features free entertainment, plenty of food, and lots of activities designed to raise money to fund the many programs and research that the American Cancer Society provides. This year’s festivities are bigger and better than ever! There is a free swim day at the pool, sponsored by Believers Victory Center.
From 12-4, a vendor/craft show in the tennis courts with all proceeds benefitting Relay and a Kids Corral in the basketball court with kid’s games and activities.
From noon till 10 p.m., enjoy several free inflatables sponsored by M&M Transportation as well as larger activities from Fun Factory Inflatables, like a mechanical bull, rock wall, and Euro Bungee, for a small fee.
[private] A Corn Hole Tournament kicks off at 3 p.m. with prizes awarded for the winning teams; and to round out the entertainment for the night, a Little Miss and Little Master Relay pageant for kids up to 12 years old.
Teams from both counties will have delicious food for sale that day. You’ll find BBQ, steak and ham sandwiches, pepperoni rolls, homemade lemonade, chili dogs, nachos, fruit, apple dumplings and more.
You’re invited to stop by the Relay campsites for food, chances to win great prizes, and to hear the stories of “why we Relay”. The track is open to walk in memory of or in honor of your loved ones throughout the afternoon and evening, with the Survivor’s Lap starting at 6 p.m., and the always emotional Luminaria Ceremony takes place at dark. Luminary bags are available for sale from any Relay For Life team, or you can decorate your own at the Moorefield Town Park on Saturday, Aug. 12.
Folks are encouraged to come out to support Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Funds raised throughout the year are used to support the American Cancer Society and it’s research to help find cures for cancer, find ways to prevent cancer, and support patients through programs like Road to Recovery, Look Good Feel Better, and the Hope Lodge.
For more information, contact Lorna Liggett, Event Leadership Chair at 304-851-6325, or ACS Community Manager Mike Alkire at 304-645-7970.