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Want To Be A Part Of Something Meaningful This Weekend?
This is the 20th year that Stillwater has hosted this event and is held at the Stillwater Area High School. This year the relay will be an eighteen hour event that honors, dedicates & remembers those who have fought against Cancer or are holding on to hope that a cure will be found. This is a family friendly event that consists of teams with individuals that take turns walking the track for eighteen hours. Walkers range from elementary school age to seniors. It features many stories of survival and inspirational keynote speakers. The keynote speaker this year is Sue Baldwin who is a cancer survivor and the anchor of the Team Baldwin Bunch.
If you would like more information or to make a donation to a team or individual just follow this link:
Opening Ceremony: 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 1
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.
Survivors Lap: 6:45 p.m. Friday, August 1
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.
Caregivers Lap: 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 1
During the Caregivers Lap, anyone who ever cared for someone with cancer walks a lap so they can be honored for their support. Caregivers walk this lap with the people they helped if they are also present at the event.
Luminaria Ceremony: Dusk (about 10:00 p.m.) Friday, August 1
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.
The Fight Back Ceremony symbolizes the emotional commitment we each make to the fight against cancer. The action we take represents what we are willing to do for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community to fight cancer year-round and to commit to saving lives.
Closing Ceremony: 12 noon Saturday, August 2
The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.
I’LL BE WALKING WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN IN HONOR OF THOSE WE HAVE LOVED AND LOST TO CANCER.
SEE YOU THERE!