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Relay for Life Steps Off on Friday

Hundreds are expected to walk in the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life of Oswego/Montgomery, beginning at 6 p.m. at Oswego High School.

On Friday night, for the ninth year in a row, hundreds of people will come together to help stamp out cancer.

The American Cancer Society’s annual local fundraiser, the Relay for Life of Oswego/Montgomery, steps off at 6 p.m. on Friday at . Participants will walk in shifts around the OHS track, passing the baton throughout the night, until the closing ceremonies at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Last year’s Relay brought out 500 participants in 56 teams, and raised more than $96,500, according to Robert Blodgett, publicity chair of the local Relay. And all of the money raised goes to help cancer patients in Oswego and Montgomery, Blodgett said.

As of Tuesday, there were 396 participants registered for the 2012 Relay, with $40,163 raised so far.

Here is a full schedule of Relay for Life events. For more information, and to register a team, visit www.relayforlife.org/osmoil.

4-6pm: Team campsite set-up
4-8:30pm: Luminaria Sales Table Open
4-9:30pm: Accounting Tent Open
4:30-8:30pm: Silent Auction Open
4:30-9pm: Raffle Table Open
4:30-6pm: Survivor Dinner
6pm: Opening Ceremonies, Survivor Lap, Caregiver Lap, Team Banner Lap
7:30- 8:30pm: Mask-A-Relay
9:30pm: Luminaria Ceremony
10:30pm: Hypnotist
11:50pm: Crazy Hat Lap
12 midnight: Late Night Food Court/ Coffee Open
12 midnight: Musical Chairs, 3 Legged Race, Wheelbarrow Races
1am: Road To Recovery Race Car Lap
1:30am: Fight Back Ceremony
2am: Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Lap
3am: Cheese ball Game
3:30am: Scavenger Hunt
4:45am: Masquerade Workout with Instructor Lisa Santoria
5am: Campsite Clean-up
5:30am: Closing Ceremonies

 

Dawn Aagesen June 22, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Stop in to Savvy Fashions adn More in Mason Square Mall-behind Culvers TODAY ONLY until 5pm and we will donate 10% of our sales to Relay For Life! Call Dawn at 630-554-8445 for more details. If you can't make it to Relay tonight, you can stop in Savvy to give a cash, check, or cc donation. We sell Cancer Sucks bracelets and magnets in all of the different cancer colors. Magnabilities magnetic jewelry also has cancer jewelry to help support you or your loved ones w/ cancer. Plus we have clothing and shoes for the whole family, jewelry, purses, toys, books, videos, accessories, home decor, and NEW sports jerseys!
Dawn Aagesen June 22, 2012 at 03:54 PM
ALSO if you do come out to Relay tonight, I will be putting feathers in the hair for a fundraiser. $4 for 1, or 3 for $10. Colors of your choice. Tonight 7-9pm

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