Relay For Life is tonight and tomorrow in London


(Posted June 13, 2014)

The Madison County Relay For Life will be held June 13-14 at the London High School track. The annual event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday and finishes up at noon on Saturday. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

The public is invited to join in on the weekend of family-oriented fun. The theme is “Hollywood” and area cancer survivors are the stars of the show.

Activities include a Ms. Relay contest at 8 p.m. Friday. Teams choose a male participant and doll him up in a dress to compete for the title of “Ms. Relay for Life.” Relay attendees will vote for their favorites; each vote is 25 cents. The entrant with the most quarters in his bucket wins. In light of this year’s Relay theme, entrants are encouraged to dress up as starlets.

Another great event is the “Hopeful Bra.” Participants enter a bra decorated and named to show support for the fight against cancer. The bras will be judged and a winner announced at 9 p.m. Friday. To enter a bra or for more information, contact Gina Newsome at (740) 506-5305.

From 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, beauticians will be available to cut hair for Locks Of Love and Wigs For Kids. At least 10 inches of hair is needed for a donation. Girl Scouts who donate their hair can earn a special interest patch for their donation. Walk-ins are welcome. Or to schedule a time, contact Newsome.

A Zumba class is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday. Instructor Kendle Caputo’s positive, energetic attitude will get everyone moving.

The Relay For Life committee invites the community to come together to celebrate, to remember and to fight back against cancer.

For more information, contact Relay co-chairs Carole Haenszel, (614) 554-1789, and Gina Newsome (740) 506-5305.


Schedule of Events

Friday, June 13

3 p.m.—Participants start arriving

4 p.m.—Deadline for Hopeful Bra contest (drop off location at track)

5 p.m.—Food court opens

6 p.m.—Kickoff ceremony; survivors are in the high school for dinner

6-7:30 p.m.—Survivor dinner

6:15 p.m.—Start team laps after kickoff ceremony

6:15-11:30 p.m.—Jail & Bail (Blue Line for Life)

6:30-6:45 p.m.—Sweet Walk, a chance to win cookies, cupcakes and other sweets

6:30 p.m. until a half-hour after the luminaria ceremony—Silent auction

7-9 p.m.—Dr. Dewani answering health questions and Dermascan machine courtesy of Madison County Hospital

7:30 p.m.—Survivor celebration (includes survivor and caregiver lap)

7:30-8 p.m.—Judging of team themes, spirit sticks, campsites

8-9 p.m.—Ms. Relay (Hollywood style)

8:30-8:45 p.m.—Sweet Walk

9-10 p.m.—Cartoons and Family theme lap

9 p.m.—Winners announced for Hopeful Bra, Ms. Relay, Inspiration Award, team themes, spirit sticks and campsites

9 p.m.—Luminaria sales close

9-10 p.m.—Live auction in the home bleachers

10-11 p.m.—Luminaria ceremony

11-11:15 p.m.—Sweet Walk

11 p.m.-9 a.m.—All Night Long contest (every time a song is played, one team member reports to the DJ; the team with the most marks at 9 a.m. wins monetary credit toward their team fundraising total)

11 p.m.-1 a.m.—Blood pressure readings and health questions with Carrie Wallen of Madison County Hospital

11 p.m.-midnight—Westerns theme lap

11:30 p.m.—Silent auction ends


Saturday, June 14

Midnight-1 am.—Sci-fi theme lap

1-2 a.m.—Sci-fi theme lap

2-2:30 a.m.—Frozen t-shirt contest

2:15-3 a.m.—Comedy theme lap

3-4 a.m.—Sports theme lap

3-3:15 a.m.—Sweet Walk

3:15-4 a.m.—Name That Movie contest

4-5 a.m.—Action and adventure theme lap

5-6 a.m.—Mafia and police dramas theme lap

6-7 a.m.—Military theme lap

7-8 a.m.—Fantasy theme lap

8-8:30 a.m.—Team captain appreciation wrap-up in the Fundraising Village

8-9 a.m.—Silent auction, final items picked up

8-9 a.m.—Musicals and Classics theme lap

8-10 a.m.—Locks of Love, Wigs for Kids

9-9:30 a.m.—Zumba in the DJ area

9-10 a.m.—Pirates theme lap

10:30 a.m.—Team raffles

10:45 a.m.—Survivor and caregiver final lap

11 a.m.—Closing ceremony


Event Sponsors

• Platinum—Flyer’s Pizza & Subs, Stanley Electric, Jefferson Industries

• Gold—Advanced Drainage Systems, FirstMerit Bank, Merchants National Bank, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Madison County Hospital, Restoration Hardware

• Bronze—Buckeye Propane, Chaney & Thomas Insurance, Dennis Todd Painting, Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home, Family Dental Care, Kronk & Scaggs Insurance, Moose Lodge 2696 – Men, Murry & Edwards Marathon, Yutzy Brothers

• In-Kind—Ann & Tony Restaurant, Kroger, Strike King, All-Win Electric, Matt Ryan Mobile DJ, Helm Briscoe

Teams and Captains

ADS-Pipe—Anne Sayre and Debbie Archey

Amie’s Angels—Cory Sickles

Angels of Hope—Lori Rinehart and Gina Newsome

Ante Up—Michelle Cain and Bonnie Oakes

Battling Buckeyes—Jill Edwards and Helen Haenszel

Bench Bunch—Pam Wolf

Blue Line For Life—Mary Mathias and Jen Knight

Crazy 4 The Cure—Lynn Allen and Kerry Payne

First Merit Bank (London & West Jefferson)—Ruth Brown and Jill Brunson

Flyer’s Pizza—Nate Greene

Gathering Angels—Judy Wilson and Donna Long

Iota Beta Sorority/Phi Beta Psi—Luana Barker

Jefferson Industries—Jeff Barth and Bev Messenger

London Elementary Staff—Khara Cunningham and Amy Howard

Madison County Hospital—Julie Akers

Madison County Woodworkers—Matt Modlich

Maranatha Community Fellowship—Jerry Greenbaum

Mooovin’ For A Cure—Heidi Hoffman, Sally Baronda and Megan Baronda

Presbyterian Crusaders—Cheryl Baltzer

Rebels—Terri Potts

Registration Babes—Michele Popovich and Janice Closser

Restoration Hardware—Jeannette Robinson and Alicia Douglas

Run For Hope—Geoff DeLong

Stanley Electric—Samantha Wilkins and Amy Hammond

Staples Easy Striders—Erin Cremeens

Sunshine Scatterers—Juanita Martin

Team Target—Tanya Grena

Udder Chaos—Holly Armstrong

Unit 91—Cindy Skaggs and Lynn Taylor

United Churches of West Jefferson/Footprints—Barb Hockenbery and Bev Hall

Webber Warriors—Pamela Price


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