Join us for Relay for Life this week!

This week is the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Leon/Havana. Join us on Friday, May 15th from 7:00pm until Saturday, May 16th at 10:00am at the North Florida Fairgrounds, and walk with us to put an end to cancer. Please join the Capital Equality Team by signing up for walking shifts.  For more information, please contact Ryan Hurst at ryan@capitalequality.org.

Click here to sign up for walking shifts with the Capital Equality Team

Can’t walk with us? Click here to donate to the American Cancer Society

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 15
7:00pm Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

7:15pm Survivors Lap
During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

Lap is followed by survivor dinner provided by Texas Roadhouse

7:20pmCaregivers Lap
During the Caregivers Lap, anyone who ever cared for someone with cancer walks a lap so they can be honored for their support. Caregivers walk this lap with the people they helped if they are also present at the event.

7:30pmRelay Begins
Members of all teams join survivors and caregivers on the track. Each team is encouraged to have a member from their team walking at all times.

9:00pm Luminaria Ceremony
The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

11:00pm Mr. Relay Competition featuring Vashai Avionce
A male member from each team is invited to enter into this female impersonation pageant. The contestant who receives the most tips will win the tips from all other teams’ contestants to benefit their team.

Saturday, May 16
9:30am Closing Ceremony
The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.

10:00am Post-Relay Celebratory Brunch (Unofficial Event)
Because brunch is what we do. Location TBD.

There will be food, drinks, and live entertainment throughout the night. For more information or questions, please contact Ryan Hurst at ryan@capitalequality.org.

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