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Relay for Life scheduled for Saturday


The public is invited to Halle Park at 500 Poplar View Pkwy. from 6 p.m. Saturday through 5 a.m. Sunday for an overnight Relay For Life against cancer to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Hundreds of participants will come together Saturday night in Collierville to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
Participants in the overnight celebration take turns walking, running or otherwise circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer.
One doesn’t need to be a track star to be a winner in this race for life. The idea is for attendees to enjoy their time, dance, play games, and gather with others all while raising money to finish the fight, and provide services to cancer patients and their families.
A highlight of the event is the luminaria ceremony, or candlelight vigil, held at 9 p.m. to honor cancer survivors, caregivers, and to remember those lost to cancer.

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