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Community to Relay For Life Saturday at Fairgrounds

Published 9:46am Monday, May 13, 2013

ROME TOWNSHIP — Relay For Life is coming back to Lawrence County Saturday, giving those who wish to raise awareness for cancer the chance to “walk all night so that someone may walk another day.”

The event kicks off with its opening ceremony at noon Saturday and continues through 6 a.m. Sunday. Amy Jo Schenewark, recruitment official at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds, said Lawrence County has exceeded last years numbers in every category and she really looks forward to this year’s event.

“We have a wonderful group of teams this year that have worked so hard,” Schenewark said. “It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated group in our ultimate goal of helping to find a cure for cancer.”

Everyone who can make it is invited to come out and see how much fun Relay For Life can be, Schenewark said. Each team has their own tent and will provide an activity; such as the U.S. Army pull-up bar, haircuts by Curl Up and Dye and Batman and the Batmobile. She said she hopes more people will see how great the event is and sign up next year.

Though, she said it is still not too late to sign up this year, and anyone thinking of doing so can do so by contacting the Relay For Life of Lawrence County Facebook page.

She said the weather is expected to be nice for the event, but tents and a big pavilion will keep the event going no matter what.

“Rain or shine, cancer doesn’t stop. Neither will we.”

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