The annual relay for life event is an event that raises money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society.
As for the local relay, the theme this year is baseball as the group “strikes out cancer.” The survivor dinner registration starts at four o’clock, with dinner to follow at five.
The festivities kick off at six o’clock with the opening ceremonies, and survivor lap on the North side of the Courthouse square. “Local Heroes” will be at eight o’clock, and is set to recognize law enforcement, fire fighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and teachers. At ten o’clock, the luminaria ceremony will commence, where the group will honor those who have lost their battle with cancer.
New this year, are food trucks at the event, featuring a variety of cuisines.
Just like years previous, there will be Thunder Alley.
“Thunder alley is where a bunch of motorcycles come in and will do our survivor lap, which is the first thing we do.They will line the street, and as we walk they will rev their engines.” Explains Event Lead Amy Cyrus.
Plenty of entertainment activities are available at the event, which is open to the public. You can find more information on Facebook, by searching Relay for Life of Hardin County, Cyrus just asks that you look for the Hardin county of Ohio. If you would like to get involved, or donate to the cause, you are urged to attend the event, or reach out online.
Kolt Buchenroth be broadcasting from Relay for Life during a live remote, make sure you join me tomorrow starting at six, on WKTN.