There will be activities, a silent auction and food available for
the twelve hours of the relay beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday until
the balloon release at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Anyone can
participate, even if they are not officially on a team. Bring a
chair and watch if you are not able to walk.
Luminaries are $10 each and may be purchased in memory of one who
has fought the fight and is now at rest or in honor of one who is
continuing to fight and is a survivor! The luminaries will be lit at
9 p.m. on Friday night as all the names will be read. They will
continue to glow until the end of the relay.
Luminaries are available from any Relay team member or at the gate
the night of the relay until 9:00 p.m.
Survivors are encouraged to register through any team member or by
calling 217-855-1645 for forms. Information from those updated
registrations will be used for the mailing of the invitations to the
Survivor dinner and for ordering survivor shirts for all pre-event
activity the day of the relay beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Lincoln
On Friday, participants are asked to sign in at Lincoln Center
starting at 4 p.m. Survivors are invited to attend the Survivor
Dinner at the old gymnasioum on the Lincoln College Campus. The
dinner is sponsored by John Guzzardo of Guzzardo’s Restaurant in
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To date eight teams are registered for this year’s event.
They are: Bosom Buddies, Purpose Driven People, Faith, Hope and
Love, Railers Fighting Back, Walking Wonders, Walking Brave, St.
John UCC Remembers, Jiglers, Emblem Ladies, Get Involved,
Northern Lites, Dana’s Team, Northwest Wildcat Walkers, Lincoln
Jaycees, St. Peter Lutheran, Emden, Angels All Around, Cadence’s
Cancer Fighters, and the CEFCU Lincoln Member Center.
If you have a team or would like to get started forming one, it
is not too late. Teams can register for this year’s event by
calling Carolyn Motley at 217-732-8032.
[Text received; TONITA REIFSTECK,
RELAY FOR LIFE PUBLICITY CHAIR]