Relay For Life Plano 2013 is preparing to take to the track at John Paul II High School, in Plano, April 19, to signify their fight against cancer during the 12-hour American Cancer Society fundraiser. The theme this year is Give Cancer the Boot.
The relay begins at 7 p.m. with cancer survivors completing the first lap,
cheered on by those celebrating their victory. A caregivers lap follows at 7:30 p.m. For the next 12-hours, each team will have at least one walker on the track at all times.
Highlighting the evening is the nighttime luminaria ceremony that takes place at 9 p.m., to honor cancer survivors and to remember those lost. The event concludes with the closing ceremony on April 20, at 6:30 a.m.
The evening is filled with fun activities, entertainment, bands, contests, food vendors and a silent auction. Relay For Life events are held across the country, with more than 3.5 million people participating.
The American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest private founder of cancer research and is currently funding seven cancer researchers totaling nearly $4 million in grants at local North Texas institutions.
Location: 900 Coit Rd. For more information about registering a team or to participate as a survivor, visit RelayForLife.org.