Relay For Life This Friday
Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Davie County Relay for Life will be Friday at War Eagle Stadium at Davie High School.
Relay is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk to raise monies for the American Cancer Society. Teams hold fundraising events throughout the year. On the day of the Relay, teams camp out overnight and walk, still while fundraising.
The history of Relay for Life began with Dr. Gordy Klatt, in May 1985, in Tacoma Wash. Klatt raised $27,000. Since that May, nearly $5 billion has been raised to fight cancer.
Davie County’s first Relay was in 1997. Davie is celebrating 17 years. The Relay in Davie County was first held at the Davie County High School stadium and was held there for several years. It moved to Downtown Mocksville, near Junkers Mill, then to the Davie Family YMCA, where it was held for a few years.
In 2012, the Relay for Life was moved back to the Davie County High School and has been held there since.
The 2014 Relay will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 2 a.m. All cancer survivors are asked to be at the field by 5:45 p.m. to take their seats in front of the stage. The survivors will make the first lap around 6:20.
Teams will have all types of food, drinks and snacks available. Teams have several ways to raise funds at the event, from Erwin Temple doing a 50/50 raffle, to Cancer Clean-Up Crew selling food, to VFJ having bounce houses for the kids. There are 33 registered teams, so there will be a wide variety of activities, food and items available.
Entertainment will include The Norfolk Southern Lawmen, the Davie County High School Cheerleaders and The Mobile Jukebox.
Luminaria will still be available until around 8:30 p.m. Any of these luminaria purchased the day of the event will not have a typed label.
On the day of the event, if you have any questions, contact any of the committee members with a blue shirt.