and Ridgeland cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and teams of walkers
from schools, companies, places of worship, and more will come together for the
American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Madison/Ridgeland.
For Life of Madison/Ridgeland will take place on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6:00pm – midnight at Liberty
cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to participate in the
celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of
Madison/Ridgeland. The Survivors Lap will start 6:00pm, and anyone who has ever
been diagnosed with cancer may participate. As the survivors walk, other event
participants will cheer them on in a demonstration of support and celebration.
The five-year survival rate for all cancers has risen to 68 percent, and there
are an estimated 14 million Americans alive today who have been diagnosed with
Athletics will kick off their first Retro Run 5K at 8:30pm as part of the evening’s activities.
The run winds participants through Liberty Park, some clad in glow in
the dark accessories. Participants are
encouraged to wear their best “Retro” gear and come out to run, walk or dance
the 3.21 mile course. Go to www.stinkyfeetathletics.com/retrorun
for more information or to register.
A touching Luminaria Ceremony, where candles are lit
in honor and memory of locals who have battled cancer, will happen at 10:00pm.
order to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Relay For Life, the 2015 Relay theme
will be “Taking it back to the 80s – Celebrating 30 Years of Hope!” Relay teams
will be dressed in their 80s best and the night’s activities will be done 80s
The community is
invited to attend the event free of charge.
To register a team or get more information go to
RelayForLife.org/MadisonRidgelandMS or contact Megan McBeth at 601-321-5500 or
addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Madison/Ridgeland
is also supported by many businesses and organizations. The current 2015
sponsors include: Merit Health, News Channel 12, Z 106.7, Another Broken Egg,
Back Yard Burgers, Keesler Federal Credit Union, and Madison The City.