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Relay For Life Event Saturday At Parkview Track
Updated June 16, 2016 6:41 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life - 'Lights. Camera. Cure!' - is Saturday at Parkview Track.

The event will kick off at 4 p.m. and end at Midnight.

Radio personality Rick St. Nick with Super Oldies 105.5 WQRK will broadcast live from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Each themed lap will allow those participating to win great prizes like Indiana Beach, Cedar Point and Kentucky Kingdom tickets and other prizes.

You don't have to be a walker or a runner to participate - Just come celebrate life!

This year's survivor lap will be led by the youngest grand marshal - 2-year-old Harper Howell.

In December 2015, Howell, the daughter of James and Brandy Howell was diagnosed with Horner Syndrome. Horner syndrome is a combination of signs and symptoms caused by the disruption of a nerve pathway from the brain to the face and eye on one side of the body. Typically, Horner syndrome results in a decreased pupil size, a drooping eyelid and decreased sweating on the affected side of your face. On Christmas Eve they learned the doctors had found a mass at the top of her right lung. That mass was removed on Jan. 22.

A biopsy of the mass indicated it was malignant and was a neuroblastoma. In February, Harper had additional tests, which came back negative for cancer cells. Doctors will continue to monitor Harperl every three months for any changes.

On Saturday, those that attend the event will celebrate people like Harper who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

As of Monday, 22 teams and 255 participants have raised $23,459.61. The fundraising goal is $40,000. You can register online at www.relayforlife.org/lawrencecountyin as a participant only or you can join a team.

Luminaria

Relay For Life participants and donors remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating luminaria. The cost is $10.

During the Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony, votive candles are lit inside of personalized bags to shine a light on the fight against cancer. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to share their grief and find hope

Each luminaria is personalized with a name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer. Luminaria can also be dedicated in support of a Relay participant.

Remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating a luminaria bag.

With the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day.

Full Schedule of Events:

  • 4 p.m. opening ceremony
  • 4:15 p.m. Survivor Lap
  • 4:25 p.m. Caregivers Lap
  • 4:45 p.m. Chick Flick Lap - First 10 ladies win a chick flick DVD
  • 5 p.m. Movie Trivia Game
  • 5:15 p.m. Kids Lap - First 36 get a toy
  • 5:30 p.m.Cake Walk
  • 5:45 p.m. Celebrity Sunglasses - First 36 people get a free pair of sunglasses
  • 6 p.m. First responders Lap
  • 6:30 p.m.Spaghetti Western Music Lap - First 12 people get a cowboy hat
  • 6:45 p.m. Tent Judging - Trophy for the best decorated movie theme tent
  • 7 p.m. Movie Trivia Game
  • 7:30 p.m. Chicken Duck Lap
  • 8 p.m. Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • 8:15 p.m. 80's Classic Lap
  • 8:30 p.m. Celebrity Impressions - Start practicing, you can win a trophy
  • 9 p.m. Celebrity Look-A-Like Contest - win a trophy for dressing up like your favorite movie star or character
  • 9:30 p.m. Horror Movie Lap - First 12 people get monster masks
  • 9:45 p.m. Bubble Lap
  • 10 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony
  • 10:30 p.m. Glow Lap
  • 11 p.m. Movie Trivia Game
  • 11:15 p.m. Marvel-Avengers Lap - fist 12 get crime fighting gear
  • 11:30 p.m. Fight Back Ceremony
  • 11:45 p.m. Closing Ceremony

Fierce Mary Kay Unit will be there doing facials and makeovers. Come get pampered. Bedford Fire Department will be grilling out, Orange Leaf will be selling yogurt and Trent and Bobbi Hardwick will be selling pulled pork.



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