A scaled down version of the traditional 24-hour Relay For Life will be staged in Riverbank in mid-April.
In some communities, the length of the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event is being changed, with some opting for 12 or 18 hours, as opposed to an ‘overnight’ 24-hour event.
In Riverbank, this year’s Relay For Life is set for Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Riverbank High School.
According to the official Relay For Life website, nine teams have signed up to participate in the Riverbank event, with a total of more than $2,700 raised so far. Among the teams signed up are Touched By Cancer, St. Frances of Rome, Light of Hope and Riverbank Youth Football and Cheer – Kids for a Cure.
There will be opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. with the survivor and caregiver lap slated at 11 a.m.
Other theme laps scheduled during the 12-hour event will include a luau lap, super hero, sports theme, crazy hat, reverse and crazy hair laps, to name a few. Closing ceremonies are scheduled for 9 p.m., with a ‘last lap and cheer’ taking off at 9:45 p.m.
All in the community are welcome to attend; you do not have to be on a team to stop by and support the walkers and the event itself.