Texas County’s largest annual fund-raiser – Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society and helps those in need in the area – kicks off Friday evening at Houston’s Tiger Stadium.
The event features teams competing against each other in activities that extend until Saturday morning. Many squads have been raising funds for months in anticipation of the 10th annual event.
Here is the schedule:
Friday 5:30 p.m. – Survivor registration. All survivors are invited, and pre-registration is not required.
6 p.m. – Track opens for sales and entertainment.
7 p.m. – Opening ceremony with survivor lap.
7:45 p.m. – Live auction – Furniture, gift baskets, food, quilts and many other items.
9:30 p.m. – Luminaria Ceremony.
Midnight – Fight Back Ceremony.
Saturday Midnight – Chocolate run
12:30 a.m. – Relay Royalty Contest
6:30 a.m. – Closing ceremony. Final lap.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.