Relay For Life Comes to Main Beach in March

Live music, games, entertainment and cancer education? It must be time for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

Relay For Life Comes to Main Beach in MarchLive music, games, entertainment and cancer education? It must be time for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a 12-hour event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and services.

Relay For Life will be held at Main Beach on Amelia Island, March 21, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. This year’s theme is “Hope Around the World” and teams are invited to pick a country and learn how they Relay in the selected region of the world. Then teams will decorate their booth inspired from the country they chose.

Relay For Life brings together teams from local businesses, schools, churches and families for camaraderie, food, music and entertainment, and a full day of fellowship and games while team members take turns walking or running on a track.

Relay For Life begins with a FREE Survivor’s Breakfast, followed by Opening Ceremonies and a Cancer Survivors Lap to celebrate life. In the evening, once the sun sets, an emotional Luminaria Ceremony honors those who are battling cancer, and remembers those who have lost their fight.

“This community event honors each person who has been touched by this disease while raising money for much needed cancer research, education, advocacy and service.” Said Erica Kittrell, entertainment chair of the event. “In Fernandina Beach/Yulee, our goal is to raise $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. We are grateful to the people and the businesses helping us to achieve that goal.”

Sponsors of the event include great local companies like SearchAmelia.com, Island Juice and Java, Amelia Island Fun, Putt Putt Golf and Click Simple. If you’d like to organize a team, become a sponsor or learn more about this exciting Fernandina Beach Relay For Life event, please call Judie Mackie at (904) 583-0659.

For information about Relay For Life or about cancer, call toll-free anytime 1-800-227- 2345 or visit the American Cancer Society Web site at www.cancer.org.

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