The 2012 Relay for Life of Three Rivers got underway Friday afternoon (June 22) at Three Rivers High School’s Armstrong Field.
Among the highlights of the initial day was the Relay for Life ‘survivor celebration’, an early evening event to which those who have been diagnosed with cancer, whether years ago or very recently, were invited to participate in the ‘survivor lap’ around the track and to be a guest at a dinner immediately after.
Just prior to the survivor lap, Pastor Bob Anderson provided an inspirational message that included sharing about his own experience with cancer and remarks related to this year’s Relay for Life theme, Celebrating More Holidays. (Pastor Bob Anderson audio clip – 2:03)
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event, dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds to fight cancer. Teams of family, friends and co-workers camp out overnight, taking turns walking the track at Armstrong Field. Over 40 teams are involved this year, working toward the goal of raising $100,000.
This year’s celebration will conclude with closing ceremonies at 11:45 Saturday morning.
For more information about the event, go to www.RelayForLife.org/ThreeRiversMI or call 1-800-227-2345.