About a dozen volunteers ignored threats of rain Saturday, April 29, and worked in the Town Commons and around Grand Island tying purple ribbons and bows on trees to promote the Grand Island Relay For Life and its ongoing support for the American Cancer Society.
The entry fees for the contest and all other proceeds from the event are being donated to the American Cancer Society.
They Heard the cry, answered the call, and officially registered as a team for the Relay for Life of Carter Park, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, & North Lauderdale.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Greensburg Community High School, the morning will consist of a caregiver's lap, a ceremony representing loved ones lost, and a victory lap for those that have defeated the disease.
So far, 29 teams have formed, and the event is open to the public.
New teams can be signed up on-site, as well as individuals who are not on a team but still want to participate. The more dollars raised, the faster the American Cancer Society can save lives from cancer. "We are so honored to have such a strong community that supports our cancer survivors".
Games, music, food and fun begin at 5 p.m. and end at 2 a.m. Highlights of the night include the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. and the luminary service at 9:30 p.m.
Barbeque sandwiches, are compliments of Chicks BBQ, and cupcakes are compliments of Matter of Batter.
The event, which took place from 6 p.m.to 7:30 p.m.in the Titan Club, centered around a chicken wing eating competition in which three students participated.
The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is not a marathon or a competitive race.