Thursday, June 06, 2013

Note: You can find our Relay for Life 2013 photo album on the Fairmont State facebook page.

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the Marion County Relay for Life on Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m., in the Falcon Center Gym. Relay for Life teams from across the county will be selling food, snow cones, bake goods, raffle baskets and more.

The FSU Fighting Falcons team will be selling Bead for Life jewelry, having a quilt raffle, and offering face painting and other children's games. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted at our team's location.

According to the event’s website, 41 teams with more than 341 members will be participating in this year’s relay. To date, the Relay for Life of Marion County has raised over $57,000 with the Fairmont team raising more than $3,500.

Opening Ceremony—6 p.m.: The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivor Lap—6:15p.m.: During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony—Time TBD: The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.