Report by Paula Antolini
June 9, 2017 6:24PM EDT
Photo: Bethel Advocate file photo of Relay For Life event in Bethel, CT.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Danbury is June 10th in Bethel, View Schedule of Events
We hope you will attend this great event on Saturday, June 10th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the Bethel High School Track, 300 Whittlesey Drive, Bethel, CT! View Full Schedule of Events below.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
The Relay For Life (RFL) of Bethel has been a staple of our community for the last 23 years. When they first began, the event included most of Fairfield County. Over the years, each community has taken the opportunity to create their own event. However, RFL now are so grateful to see the communities of Danbury, Brookfield, Redding and parts of Ridgefield and New Milford join us again. Because of this, RFL is changing the name to the Relay For Life of Greater Danbury! All surrounding communities are welcome to join this event that means so much to so many people.
Come for an hour, or stay the whole time, and celebrate hope with your community!
***If you would like to purchase a Luminaria Bag in honor or in memory of someone, you can do so at the event.
***If you are interested in donating your hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, A New Beginning Salon of Bethel (an Aveda Salon) will be cutting hair from 1 to 6 pm!
MAIN EVENTS (see full list of events at bottom of page):
11:00 a.m. OPENING CEREMONY:
We’ll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who’s been affected by cancer. Whether someone’s been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.
Approx. 11:30 am (at the conclusion of Opening Ceremony):
Survivors define courage and inspire those facing a cancer diagnosis. Their strength is honored with each step they take around the first lap. If you know anyone who’s overcome cancer, invite them to join.
At Dusk / LUMINARIA CEREMONY
Each Luminaria bag represents a loved one lost to cancer, brings support to those affected by it, and honors survivors. This powerful moment gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers hope and comfort.
11:00 p.m. /CLOSING CEREMONY
We celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together and remember those we’ve lost. Together, we commit to take action and help end the pain and suffering of cancer.
(view more events below)
Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.
Attend these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
FULL SCHEDULE of EVENTS:
Site Opens for Set Up
Fundraising Open/Survivor Registration begins on field
DJ all day/night
Luminaria Sales Begin
Bring It To Me
Crazy Hat Lap
VIP Tent Opens
Royal Tea Party
Walk Backwards Lap
Band: The New Norm
Survivor Ice Cream Social
Human Hula Hoop
Irish Step Dancers
Blow Bubbles Lap
Water Balloon Activity
Survivor Showcase & Dinner
Mike the Music Artist
Luminaria Sales End
Crazy Dress Up Lap