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Relay for Life set for May 11 at fairgrounds


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 11, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The annual Relay for Life fundraiser and commemoration will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds.

The theme for RFL this year is superheroes, said Lisa Washington, volunteer chair for the event. In a competition among the participating teams, each RFL team will have to create a banner and shield.

The goal is to raise $150,0000 in Coweta County.

All proceeds from RFL each year go toward non-medical expense relief for cancer patients and funding cancer research.

“Locally, the money helps patients get to and from the doctor, afford meals, and if they need utility bills paid because of medical expenses,” said Washington. “On a corporate level, the money goes to research.”

Proceeds from the event will also pay for wigs so the cancer patients do not have to pay for them, said Washington.

The event begins at 4 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m.

“It’s free and open to the public. If you come in and buy a hot dog, that money goes to Relay and helps that team,” Washington said. “While you’re there you walk laps. It’s a socialization thing at the same time you’re raising money. There’s also a survivor dinner for cancer survivors.”

Entertainment at the event will also include bands, a dance-off and karaoke.

Washington said there are more than 50 teams signed up for RFL this year and it’s not too late to create a team or to sign-up to be a volunteer, as about 50 volunteers are needed to help run the event.

For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/cowetaga .

To volunteer, visit https://volunteersignup.org/T94KB .