Wednesday, May 7

Relay For Life ready to go

Silent auction under way

[MAY 7, 2003]  Your American Cancer Society is pleased to announce the sixth annual Relay For Life of Logan County. The event will kick off on Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. and close at noon on Saturday, May 10, at the Laughlin Center at Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. The Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature event. It is truly a celebration of cancer survivorship and an outstanding way to honor those who have triumphed over cancer and to remember those we have lost to the disease.

This year's event has many new exciting auction items, including an official basketball signed by Brian Cook and a handmade angel afghan made by Donna Becke. The variety of items may be seen and a bid may be placed at Union Planters Bank and State Bank of Lincoln until May 9. The items will be at the Relay For Life and a final bid will be there on May 10.

Activities Friday, May 9, will open at 8 p.m. with music by Joe Hackett-Music 4U DJ Service. Students from Jefferson Street Christian Church, United Methodist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Lincoln Christian College and Seminary will walk from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 10, at 8 a.m. the survivor registration will begin. The survivor lap, a celebration of survivorship, will begin at 8:30 a.m. All participating survivors will receive a medallion for first-year participation and past participants will receive a special pin. Entertainment will continue until the luminaria ceremony at 11 a.m. As the candles are glowing, the names will be read of those who have survived cancer or lost their life to cancer.


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[Photo by Bob Frank]

The event is filled with music, live entertainment, food, games and other activities. This year's Relay For Life of Logan County will have 60 teams walking the track during the event.

Gold sponsors are CEFCU, Family Medical Center, Lincoln Christian College and Seminary, Lincolnland Communications/Cingular and Wal-Mart. Silver sponsors are Country Insurance, Eaton Corporation, Graue Inc., Joe Hackett-Music 4U DJ Service, Logan County Farm Bureau, Logan County Paramedic Association, Quality Glass and Glazing, Union Planters Bank, and Jack and Marilyn Wombacher.

Co-chairmen are Mary Ellen Martin, 542 1800 St., Lincoln, IL 62656, phone 732-3349; and Kathy Blaum, 1 Oakwood Trail, Lincoln, IL 62656, phone 732-9372.

[News release]

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