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Relay For Life of Greater Athens

March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - March 25, 2017 @ 3:00 am


VEGAS: Betting on a Cure! That’s the overall Relay For Life theme this year for the newly merged Relay For Life of Greater Athens. The American Cancer Society is having just one of its signature fundraising events in the county this year as the Athens County & Ohio University events merged last fall. The 21st annual event is aiming to end cancer with this year’s 9-hour team based walk. Hundreds of Athens County residents, Hocking College students and Ohio University students will take part in this year’s event.

Event schedule: 6:00pm: Opening Ceremony 6:00pm-Midnight: Chinese Auction 6:15pm: Survivor Celebration Lap, Caregiver Lap & Team Lap 6:30pm: Survivor Dinner and Open Walk begins 7:30pm: Live Auction by Shamrock Auction Service, LLC 8:00pm: Yoga by Inhale Yoga Studio & Corn-hole Tournament 9:00pm: Luminaria Ceremony with Title IX Performance followed by Fireworks by Hamburg Fireworks 10:00pm: Miss Relay Pageant 11:00pm: Glow in the Dark 5K 12:15am: Section 8 Acapella Performance 12:30am: Zumba by Ernesto and DJ Rockin Reggie begins 1:00am: T-shirt Tie Dye 2:45am: Closing Ceremony

Food and soft drink fundraisers will be available throughout the evening. The public is welcome & encouraged to attend any and all parts of the event as it takes a community to fight cancer!

This year’s event fundraising goal is to raise $45,000. With your support, your American Cancer Society is able to provide services & programs to people as well as continue to fund cancer research to find cures. In order to participate in the services & programs, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-2345 or find more information at www.cancer.org to learn about the day-to-day help & emotional support the organization provides. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Join us in the fight against cancer by attending this year’s Relay For Life!

To sign up or donate, please visit www.RelayForLife.org/GreaterAthens and if you have any questions about this year’s Relay For Life event, please contact Event Co-Lead Bev Kubachka at 740-590-1173 or ACS Staff Partner Chad Gardner at 1-888-227-6446 ex. 3210 or Chad.Gardner@cancer.org.


March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
March 25, 2017 @ 3:00 am
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Ohio University Walter Fieldhouse
50 South Green Drive
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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American Cancer Society
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