DuBois, PA – This weekend, it’s the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in the DuBois City Park!
You can stop by the DuBois City Park anytime this Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Bring some extra cash for food and raffle tickets, or buy a special luminaria to decorate in honor or in memory of someone.
All the money raised will go to the American Cancer Society, which provides funds for cancer research, education, advocacy, and service programs.
There will also be plenty of music and entertainment! It’s also a great chance to make some new friends and connect with others who have been affected by cancer.
Susan Babik from the American Cancer Society says a lot of work goes on behind the scenes before the Relay even happens… the Relay for Life teams will start planning for next year’s event almost right after this year’s is finished!
The Relay For Life brings together teams from local businesses, schools, churches, and families for camaraderie, food, fun, music, entertainment, a night under the stars – all while team members take turns walking or running on a track.
Opening Ceremony – 11:00 AM
Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.
Survivor/Caregiver Dinner – 6:00 PM
If you are a survivor or caregiver please join us for a dinner provided by Shannon’s Catering. Survivor Invite . You can register by calling 877-957-7848 and asking to register with the Relay For Life of DuBois as a survivor/caregiver. Check in at the “Survivor Tent” any time after 5:00 PM. Spend time visiting with the relay teams that are set up around the park.
Survivor/Caregiver Ceremony & Walk – 7:30 PM
Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.
Luminaria Ceremony – 9:00 PM
During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.
Closing Ceremony 10:00 PM
Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It’s a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.
The videos from the 2018 Relay for Life
Listen to the full interview with Eva McKee and Susan Babik from the DuBois Relay for Life about some of the events and the meanings behind them. (Note: This interview is actually from the 2018 DuBois Relay for Life. Keep in mind that some event times may have changed.)
Here are some of the photos from Relay for Life in previous years. Expect even more fun this year!