Relay for Life of Janesville kicks off Friday, Aug. 7

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Shelly Birkelo
August 4, 2015

When and where: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave., Janesville.

Purpose: To celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Contact: Tammy Brown at [email protected] or 608-290-7196.


5:45 p.m.: Janesville Wesleyan Church pastor will deliver the invocation.

Special guests from the Rock County 4-H Heatwave Show Choir will sing the national anthem.

Event co-chairs Tim and Tammy Brown will deliver the welcome address.

Christopher Goepfert and Judy Crook will present the honorary survivor addresses.

All survivors in attendance will receive special survivor recognition.

6:15 p.m.: The survivor lap starts after the opening ceremony. The caregivers' lap will start immediately after the survivors' lap.

9 p.m.: Luminaries ceremony.

7 a.m.: Closing ceremony

New this year will be an on-site vendor fair.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement symbolizes hope and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of many people, according to a society news release.

Participating in a Relay for Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is an opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones who have died, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer.

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