(Undated) – Three area counties will hold their annual Relay for Life fundraisers this weekend.
The first is the Boone County Relay for Life. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Cooper High School in Union.
Twenty-five teams and 264 participants will continuously walk the Cooper track for 12 hours until 7:00 a.m. Saturday as they aim to raise $93,000 for the American Cancer Society. Last year’s Relay brought in $85,000.
Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay will be the home of the Switzerland County Relay. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday and with the final lap at 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
Before the relay begins a special survivor dinner will be held at Switzerland County High School at 5:30 p.m.
The Ripley County Relay for Life will go a full 24 hours at Batesville High School starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and ending at 8:00 a.m. Sunday. It has gained more than 280 participants on 32 teams so far.
There will be plenty of activities for people not actively participating in the relay. The schedule includes live music, a silent auction, classic car cruise-in, dunk tank, and more.
Since Relay for Life was founded in 1985, more than $3 billion has been raised to fight cancer. Relays now take place in 5,000 U.S. communities and 21 countries.