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Relay For Life Returns To Lake Catholic This Weekend

Event will include candlelight remembrance ceremony, as well as fun events like dance parties and midnight volleyball

Relay for Life returns this Saturday and Sunday to and .

Twenty-nine teams will raise money for the American Cancer Society that goes twoard cancer research and treatment.

The event also celebrates the lives of people who have battled and survived cancer, as well as remembers loved ones lost.

The event kicks off at noon Saturday with the opening ceremony and cancer survivors taking the first lap at 12:30 p.m.

Throughout the afternoon there will be fun events like hula hoop and bubble gum blowing contests, water balloon tosses and potato sack races, as well as music from local bands.

At 8 p.m., there will be a candlelight vigil to remember those who lost their lives to cancer.

Then the fun starts up again with a glowstick and dance party at 10 p.m., followed by a midnight volleyball tournament.

The event ends with closing ceremonies at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Last year, .

Relay For Life began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, WA, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown to the world’s largest movement to end the disease.

In Lake County alone, there are about 2,000 cancer survivors.

A full schedule for the event has been attached to this story as a PDF.

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