Relay for Life of Wabash County to kickoff fundraising efforts

On Thursday, March 20, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Wabash County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at the Beacon Credit Union Administration Building beginning at 6 p.m. for a kickoff celebration to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.  The committee will be recognizing the efforts of many teams from 2013 and highlighting what’s new for 2014.

Although the Relay for Life of Wabash County is more than four months away, now is the time to get involved. One in every 100 Americans participates in this fundraising event that has become a global phenomenon. Residents are invited to attend the kickoff celebration to learn more about the upcoming event and how they can become part of an exciting overnight event that will pave the way to a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

This year will see many changes, as the Relay for Life event is moving to a new date, Sept. 12 and 13, and has many new planning committee members.

This year’s volunteer event chair, Cindy Maggart, commented, “We are really excited for 2014, with new committee members, a new date and a great theme of ‘Farming For A Cure,’ we’re going to have fun!”

Relay For Life participants and visitors have a chance to celebrate the victory of local cancer survivors during the Survivors Lap; remember those who are fighting cancer or those who have lost their battle to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony; and participate in the Fight Back Ceremony, which gives everyone a chance to proclaim his or her own way of taking action against the disease.  Donations can be made to this local Relay for Life event by visiting  Community members can also start or join a team by following the links to their local Relay event.

The 2014 Relay For Life of Wabash County will take place Sept. 12 and 13, at Paradise Spring Park. For more information about the kickoff event or on how you can get involved, contact Aaron Holley at: or find out more information at the website:

Posted on 2014 Mar 18