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Walk for a cure

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 10:45 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 8, 2013 11:10 a.m. CDT

By BAILEY POOLMAN

CNA staff reporter • bpoolman@crestonnews.com

A cure could be out there.

Relay for Life is coming to Creston in June, and the team kick-off is March 18.

Relay

Relay for Life is a nationwide event held by the American Cancer Society. The event will be held June 14-15 at Creston High School track starting at 6 p.m. It is an overnight walk.

The walk begins with a survivor’s lap, where anyone who has survived cancer does one lap around the track. The second lap is a caregiver’s lap, where anyone that has taken care of someone with cancer walks one lap.

“Basically, it’s just a night where (everyone) can come out and be amongst people that have been in their place (with or around cancer),” said Sarah Jannings, co-chair for the Relay for Life committee.

The relay is an overnight event, where teams camp out and team members take turns walking laps.

Food, games and activities are provided. There will also be a luminaria ceremony, where luminaria bags and candles are lit in honor of those who died fighting cancer, or those who are currently fighting.

Kick-off

“The kick-off is basically a time where we invite anyone who is interested in the relay,” said Jannings. “We target teams that are interested in being part of the relay.”

Relay teams can begin signing up at the Relay for Life team kick-off, to be held March 18.

“We really focus on getting as many teams as we can to come the day of kick-off and get signed up,” Jannings said.

The Relay for Life kick-off will be held 4:30-6:00 p.m. March 18 at Upper Crust Bakery.

For more information, contact Jannings at 641-344-2800, or Sarah Young at 641-344-3805, or visit www.relayforlife.org/southwestiowa.

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