Get your walking shoes ready! The largest cancer fundraising event in the world returns to Cy-Fair.
The American Cancer Society hosts the 2012 Relay For Life at Cy-Falls High School on April 13 and 14, beginning at 7 PM and lasting until the early morning.
Relay For Life is a unique overnight community event featuring supporters walking around a track to raise funds and awareness for cancer cures treatment. People of all ages join together to walk, sleep around the track in tents and sleeping bags, and reminisce about loved ones who have died from, or battle with cancer.
Each year nearly 4 million people in more than 5,000 communities in the United States and 21 other countries participate in Relay For Life events.
A special dinner for cancer survivors begins at 6 PM.
The opening ceremony and walk begins at 7 PM and continues the entire night to remind us that cancer never sleeps. All walkers are free to take a break for rest or sleep as they see fit. Some may be limited to walking a single lap around the track, while others may decide not to stop until the sun comes up.
A special lap made by cancer survivors and patients is at 7:15 PM.
At 9:30 PM is the Luminaria Ceremony, a candlelight vigil honoring those who have lost their battle with cancer.
The Fight Back Ceremony is scheduled for midnight. This is where representatives from the American Cancer Society give information on how to take action with cancer screenings, treatment, and prevention tips.
The Relay ends at 6:45 AM with the closing ceremony.
Cy-Falls High School is located at 9811 Huffmeister Road.
Participants can register for Relay For Life as either individuals or a team of any size. For more information or to register please click here.
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