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Relay for Life this weekend at Camp Virgil Tate

By Clint Thomas, Metro Reporter
Relay for Life team members, from left, Arnie Headley, Patty Null, Jolinda Sisson and Emma Stump complete a lap at a previous fundraiser. Courtesy photo
Seth Bunting will be among the live entertainment at this week’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser at Camp Virgil Tate. Courtesy photo

The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Kanawha Valley fundraiser will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, June 2 through 7 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at Camp Virgil Tate in Charleston (between Cross Lanes and Sissonville).

“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, and to remember those we have lost,” said event spokesperson Carolyn Reed of Sissonville. “It brings together friends, families, neighbors and people from all walks of life, all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s effort to save lives through their dedication to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.”

Live entertainment will be provided during the evening by former “Sissonville Idol” winner and current Nashville recording artist Seth Bunting. Also scheduled to perform are the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and The Evans Family.

Relay teams will have various concessions for sale at the relay. There will be craft and basket raffles, games and themed laps with prizes awarded for the best costumes.

No admission will be charged to join the relay, and visitors are not required to walk the track. Relay teams will have volunteer members on the track at all times; anyone wishing to walk with them is welcome to do so during the evening and into the night and early morning.

The event will also include its yearly tribute to cancer survivors and victims.

“Relay For Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place after sundown,” Reed said, “honoring the communities’ cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. The luminaries that bear the names of those who have battled cancer will circle the track.”

For more information regarding Relay For Life of Kanawha Valley, contact Arnie Headley at 304-984-2169 or Sue Bonham at 304-549-1587.


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