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Montgomery County Relay For Life “Racing for a Cure”

Family-friendly Activities for All Ages

Relay for LifeClarksville, TN – Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact.

No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are lending support alongside loved ones every day.

Public Invite displayed at the intersection of Old Farmers Old and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Public Invite displayed at the intersection of Old Farmers Old and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society—a part of Clarksville for many years—critically important. Local volunteers are a huge part of a nationwide effort to save lives from cancer, but additional people are needed for the progress to continue.

The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life, mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against all forms of the disease. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

The Montgomery County Relay For Life event will be held in Clarksville beginning at 6:00pm on May 17th at the Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center Athletic Field, 250 Old Farmers Road, starting at 5:00pm with onsite registration of Survivors and the ceremonial opening lap.

This family-friendly event has something to offer for participants of all ages and this year’s celebration promises to be the best yet. From the Womanless Beauty Pageant, Box Car Contest, the Crazy Hat Hour, Pajama Party and Togo Party are among a few activities to keep participants alert as we celebrate until sunrise on Saturday.

Following the official opening, other activities included in the staged events will continue as follows:

  • 5:00pm – Luminaria Sales and Survivor Registration
  • 6:00pm – Opening Ceremony
  • 6:30pm – West Creek High School Step Team Demonstration
  • 7:00pm – Survivors Walk (followed by caregivers lap and team lap)
  • 7:30pm – Womanless Beauty Pageant
  • 8:00pm – Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band)
  • 8:45pm – Crowning of the Beauties (Womanless Beauty Pageant)
  • 9:00pm – Luminary Ceremony
  • 10:00pm – Tina Brown Band
  • 10:45pm – Best Dressed Bride Contest
  • 10:00pm – Syd Hedrick and the Blues News Band
  • 12:00am – Fight Back Ceremony
  • 1:00am – Common Taters (Bluegrass Band)
  • 2:00am – Karaoke
  • 5:00am – Closing ceremony

The Relay For Life Celebration is free and open to the public. So, here are a few items that community members should bring to make it enjoyable: folding chairs, proper clothing (jackets or sweaters), comfortable shoes, theme-appropriate attire (for the team themed activities), camera, tissue (handi-wipes) and sanitizer, lots of smiles and a fun-filled attitude.

The Relay For Life event is a family-friendly event, no alcoholic beverages allowed and is smoke-free to accommodate those present with various health conditions.  No pets allowed accept service animals.

For more information about this year’s Relay events, to view participating teams and individuals or make a donation you can connect online at www.relayforlife.org .

So join us in the “Race for a Cure” in our continued effort to “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” Join Team Clarksville. Be a part and make a difference.


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