The Montgomery County Relay for Life is set for tonight. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the football stadium at West Montgomery High School.
Relay for Life is an annual event that aims to bring the community together in support of cancer survivors and in remembrance of those who have been lost to the disease. Teams of volunteers work to raise money that benefits the work of the American Cancer Society.
Among the highlights of Relay for Life is the survivor walk, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Then at 9:30 p.m., the field lights will be turned off as hundreds of lights shine and names are read aloud to celebrate those affected or taken by cancer and to honor caregivers and others who have supported them on their journey. The lights are added for a small donation and can be reserved through 7:00 p.m. at a special booth at the Relay.
Entertainment through the evening will include gospel group Potter’s Will, singer Joseph Maness, and popular band Loaded Dice from Rockingham. High school groups and local dance teams will also perform.
The night will also include a tricycle relay and other games, and a variety of food will be available from a number of the fund raising teams.
The event will end with a closing ceremony at 2:00 a.m. Relay for Life organizers encourage the public to come and go and attend as much of the event as they’d like.