Relay for Life in Vermillion Saturday The Vermillion High School track is the site of this weekend's American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The event begins Saturday at 9 a.m. with the cancer survivors' lap, for which all are invited to attend.
"We are still welcoming teams to participate and are looking for donations from those who cannot participate," said Patrick Wempe, event chairperson.
The Relay for Life consists of teams of up to 15 people who are working to raise money to fight cancer. The objective is to have at least one member of each team walking or running around the track for the entire event. However, most of their time will be spent listening to music, eating, participating in activities and enjoying themselves.
One of the highlights of the event is the Luminary Program. The luminaries will be placed around the track in memory or in honor of someone who has been touched by cancer. They are still available for purchase at the Vermillion Credit Union and Jones' Food Center.
"The luminaries are a great way to show support for someone who is battling cancer or who has survived, and a way to honor those who have passed. It is really amazing to see them all around the track," Wempe said.
Money raised from this event will help support cancer research, education, and service to cancer patients and their families in the Vermillion area. Donations are needed and welcomed. Please send donations to Patrick Wempe, DakotaDome Room 222, Vermillion.
If you have any questions, would like to donate, or would like information on forming a team, please contact Marci Hovden at 624-2348.