(Batesville, Ind.) – A goal of $140,000 has been set for this weekend’s Ripley County Relay for Life.
Ripley County Relay for Life 2009
Source: Ripley County Relay for Life
A total of 32 teams will walk around the track at Batesville High School beginning with a survivor lap and dove release at 8:00 a.m. Saturday. The relay will last until 8:00 a.m. Sunday.
Last year’s Ripley County relay raised $132,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Various events will be held at the track throughout the day including a survivor’s breakfast at 8:30 a.m. An emotional luminaria ceremony will begin at 9:00 p.m. Saturday with candles lighting the way around the track.
Fundraiser Ally will be the scene of team booths and a silent auction.
Even cancer survivors who can’t walk will still be able to participate with the “Rocking Relay,” a row of rocking chairs set up beneath a tent near the track.
So far, South Ripley Schools has formed the largest relay team with 25 members. St. Paul Church in Olean has generated the most money for Relay for Life with $1,840.
Ripley County Relay for Life - http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=21575
American Cancer Society – http://www.cancer.org/