SEBASTIAN — The North Indian River County Relay For Life is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and end on Sunday, May 1 at 6 a.m. at the Sebastian River High School Stadium.
The theme of this one day, one night, one community event is “Old MacDonald Had A Farm, Ee I Ee I No More Cancer.” Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, offering everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Relay for Life is about celebration, remembrance, and hope.
By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we’ve lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer right here in your community. It is not a race, but a celebration.
You won’t want to miss this life and community affirming event so saddle up and head on out to the farm (aka stadium) sometime during this great 18 hour event.
Relay For Life opens as cancer survivors take an emotionally charged first lap, setting the stage for the importance of each participant’s contribution. A festive atmosphere always develops as participants make new friends and spend time with longtime friends.
Highlighting the evening is a luminaria Ceremony of Hope held after dark to honor cancer survivors and to remember loved ones lost to cancer. The luminaria candles line the track and spell HOPE in the stands. They are left burning throughout the night to remind participants of the incredible importance of their contributions.
We invite the community to attend; you don’t have to have a team to participate. There will be entertainment, games, food and fun!
Teams made up of businesses, schools, and groups of friends throughout the Sebastian and Fellsmere community will have booths set up along the track and will be selling food and other wares to raise money for American Cancer Society.
Relay Schedule of Events:
12 p.m. Blue Grass Band- Berney Carter
12 to 1:30 p.m. Survivor Lunch- Registration
1:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony: Presentation of Colors, National Anthem- SRHS Encore Show Choir, Benediction- Bill Brothers, New Life Baptist, Welcome- Cynthia Hall, Intro of NIRC Relay Committee Members & Star Supporters, Sponsor Recognition, ACS Can, Survivor Speakers and DJ Intro.
2:30 p.m. Survivor Lap
3 p.m. Little Ms. and Mr. Relay
4 p.m. Showbirdz
4:45 p.m. Team Lap
5 p.m. Sebastian Karate Association
5:30 p.m. Frozen T-shirt contest and Isaac Taylor-Banjo Player
6 p.m. Dr. Sadhwani Speaking
6:15 p.m. Swing Dance
7 p.m. Fellsmere Dance Troop and Survivor Dessert Reception
7:30 p.m. Dance Space
8 p.m. Second Survivor Lap
8:30 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony
9:30 p.m. Karaoke Contest
10:30 p.m. Limbo Contest
11 p.m. Acoustic Guitar with Jim, Kyle & Natasha
12 a.m. Midnight Madness Party with Tunesplus
1:30 a.m. Pajama Lap
2 a.m. Drag Contest
3 a.m. Scavenger Hunt
4 a.m. Crow Contest
5 a.m. Aerobics
6 a.m. Sunrise Service- Seth Goldsmith, Coastal Community Church and Closing Ceremony
7 a.m. Final Lap
Please come out and support your local relay and Remember, Celebrate & Fight Back!
For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/northindianriverfl or call Jane Holman at 772-562-2272 x2403.