The Upper Missouri Relay for Life, an emblematic fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, is encouraging all to unite in the spirited pursuit of eradicating cancer. Under the banner of "Derby For A Cure," this year's relay promises an evening of camaraderie, commemoration, and commitment. Here's a glimpse into what awaits those who join in for this noble cause.

Event Details:

  • Date, Time, & Location: The relay kicks off at the Raymond Center on May 31, with registration and a silent auction starting at 4:00 PM. A free-will offering supper will be served, fostering connections among attendees. The event continues through the evening, culminating in the final lap at 10:00 p.m.
  • Special Moments: The evening is adorned with special laps, each resonating with significance. At 7:00 PM, the Survivor and Caregiver Lap stands as a testament to resilience and support. The Luminaria ceremony at 8:00 PM offers a poignant tribute to those who have battled cancer, illuminating the path toward hope. Then, the Stick Horse lap at 8:30 PM adds a touch of whimsy and inclusivity, inviting participants of all ages to join in. The Derby Hat Lap at 9:00 PM infuses the relay with a dash of derby flair, celebrating style and solidarity.
  • Stay Updated: To ensure you don't miss out on any of the excitement, the complete schedule of events will be readily available and regularly updated on our Facebook page. Follow along to stay informed about all the happenings throughout the evening.
  • Theme: Embracing the spirit of the derby, the theme "Derby For A Cure" sets the stage for a festive atmosphere where everyone, regardless of background or affiliation, can come together to support a common cause.
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Why you should join:

  1. Community Unity: The Relay for Life serves as a powerful reminder of the strength found in community solidarity. By joining us, you become part of a collective force dedicated to making a difference in the fight against cancer.
  2. Honoring Loved Ones: Whether you're a survivor, a caregiver, or have been touched by cancer in any way, the relay offers a platform to honor and remember loved ones. It's a space for healing, remembrance, and celebration of life.
  3. Fundraising for Impact: Every step taken during the relay, every dollar raised, contributes to vital cancer research, patient support programs, and community outreach initiatives led by the American Cancer Society. Your participation directly fuels these efforts and brings us closer to a world without cancer.

As the Upper Missouri Relay for Life beckons, let us answer the call with fervor and compassion. Let's push forward together in the direction of hope with a shared determination to beat cancer. Join in on this memorable journey as we stride towards a future where cancer is but a memory and the Derby for a Cure becomes a triumphant reality. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this transformative experience.

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