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Relay For Life of Cabell County

Friday, June 5, 2015

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Huntington High School Football Field
1 Highlander Way, Huntington, WV Map it

32 teams and 761 participants have raised $32,333.52

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

Schedule of Events For 2015 RLF of Cabell County

3:00 PM        Team Campsite

Teams will be able to begin setting up their tent, make sure that you your road to recovery cars are on the 20 yard line for judging.

3:00 PM Registration

Registration for Survivors/ If there is someone that has not registered for your team, now would be the time to have them register. 

3:00 PM


“Hand on the Wall”

Using gloves, survivors and their caregiver will dip the palm of their hands into paint and place their handprints on the board with the number of years they have been a survivor. Then they will sign their name next to their prints along with their caregiver.  Survivor’s palms will be done in purple paint while the caregiver will be done in multi-color paints

5:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

Welcome Speech
Presentation of Colors
National Anthem
ACS Mission Statement
Sponsors Announced
Lighting of Torch 

 5:30 PM Lap Recognition

Survivor Lap All survivors make the first lap
Caregiver Lap Caregivers begin walking
Medical Staff Lap Medical professionals walk wearing lab coats, stethoscopes, scrubs, etc.
Sponsorship Lap All Sponsors are encouraged to walk the 4th lap with their banner                       

 6:00 PM  Team Lap Begins  All teams begin walking, one team member should be on the track at all times.
 6:15 PM    Survivor Dinner  All Survivors and their cargivers should report to the Green Building for our Survivor Banquet
 7:00 PM    Auction    The auction will be held near where the DJ is setup
7 PM to 9 PM   

Theme Laps and Events

7-7:30pm   Road To Recovery Race  on Field from the 20 yard line to the 40 yard line
7-7:30pm Purple Lap

wear all things purple, be creative, purple feather boas, purple hats purple beaded necklaces, anything purple

7:30-8pm Mr. Relay Lap  All Mr. Relay Contestants will make a lap trying to collect funds for their team.  The one who collects the most money, will be crowned Mr. Relay 2015.
7:30-8pm Crazy Hat Lap

the crazier the better


8-8:30pm Super Hero Lap

dress as your favorite Super Hero, wear a Super Hero shirt


8:30-9pm Decade Lap 

(50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s) - show your support for your favorite decade, breakout the bellbottoms, poodle skirts, flannel shirts with torn jeans, big hair and florescent clothes

9-9:30pm Pajama Lap wear your robes and slippers, keep in mind this is a family event :-)
9:30-10pm Glow Lap

grab glow sticks, glow necklaces, make a glow hat, even glow makeup

10pm Luminaria Ceremony 

The luminaria bags will all be illuminated, we ask everyone to stand together on the track while a speech is read and then we will begin the quiet lap in remembrance.

10:30 PM  Closing Ceremony

Team Totals Announced, Announcement of Best Decorated Car and Best Decorated Tent, Say a special Thank you to all of our sponsors, Thank our Event Leadership Members, Our Team Captains, all of our Participants and eveeryone who came out in suppot of this years' event.


What you need to bring to Relay

  • Your Teams Tent (you cannot use stakes to stabilize your tent so bring water jugs, sand bags, or cinder blocks) 
  • Can Food to weigh down your luminaria bags.  Glow sticks are being used and they are not heavy enough to hold the bag down from wind.  We will be donating the food to a pantry at the end of the Relay.
  • Table and Chairs for your participants 
  • Decorations for you tent
  • A Minimum of one (1) auction item to be auctioned off at Relay.  All proceeds will go toward your team’s total funds raised at the end of the event.  Be sure to list what is in your auction basket and the estimated value of the basket. 
  • Your team’s game which goes with our carnival theme and will help you to raise additional funds toward your teams Relay goal. 
  • Change of clothes (just in case) in the event of severe weather we will move in to the Gymnasium but you never know 
  • Any sold Luminaria bags or extra materials you may need to turn back in. 
  • Download the new ACS Fundraising App on your IPhone or tablet so that you can accept credit and debit cards at the event.  If you have any questions, please contact Holley Durham by calling 304-767-4500. Not available on Android phones at this time.
  • Your Road To Recovery Car (Cars should be ready and on the 20 yard line by 7:00 PM 
  • Your Team Representative to participate in the Mr. Relay Competition.  They should be dressed and ready to go by the 7:30 Mr. Relay Lap. 
  • Please plan to participate in the different Decade laps by bringing the necessary items to dress for success and bring the items listed above on our agenda to make our event fun and exciting and successful as we keep the track alive showing our support for the cancer patient where cancer never sleeps, we don’t either, someone will always be on the track but we can have fun while we are doing it break out with your Decades Lap and boogie around the track!!  


Why We Walk

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, to help American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern cancer raising $27,000. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event.  Now 30 years strong, Relay For Life has over four million volunteers and has raised over 5 billion dollars in the fight against cancer. Because of you, our volunteers, we will see an end to this disease so that the next generation does not have to hear the word “cancer”.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Because cancer never sleeps, we ask that each team has a member of their team walking the track at all times.


We will be holding an auction near the DJ. We ask all team to please donate something to be donated. We just ask that you please bring a list of what may be in the “basket” or information about the item and an estimate of the cost. People will be able to make donations towards the item at the auction.


Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.

The Road to Recovery Car Show and Race is set up at the relay event to bring awareness to the Road to Recovery program and to help get the word out to the community for volunteers.

The rules for the car show and race are as follows:

Car Show

A. Your "vehicle" can be constructed of just about anything you can think of

B. The maximum width of your "vehicle" is four feet (no length restrictions).

C. Each car MUST be able to one person and an egg – a "driver" and a “passenger".

D. Your vehicle may NOT be motorized or have any "mechanical" parts (no cycles of any type). The maximum power allowed is human power!

E. Decorate your vehicle! Feel free to get creative as you would like with this. Example: You can incorporate something educational about cancer on your car or you can decorate based on your campsite theme.

F. The public will be the judges voting on the cars' appearances. Buckets will be placed next to each car and the car that receives the most donations, in dollar amount, will be the winner of the car show.

The Car Race

  1. A.    The race starts, with 1 person in the car (the "driver") at the 20 yard line.
  2. B.    The “driver” will run to the 30 yard line and pick up their “passenger” (the egg).
  3. C.    From there the “driver” will run to the 40 yard line to pick up their split of paper stating that the patient received their treatment, then run back to the 30 yard line to deliver the “passenger” home.
  4. D.    Finally, the driver must cross the finish line at the 20 yard line.

* If at any time the egg falls out of the car, the team is disqualified.



Mr. Relay is an event to bring awareness to the changes a person goes through with treatment and the volunteers that help patients learn new ways to care for their skin or do their makeup.

To bring to light the change a patient may go through and these acts of kindness, we have the Mr. Relay lap. Each team will be asked to “remodel” a male member of their team to resemble a woman. That person will then walk the track to collect additional donations for their team.

We ask that it is kept family friendly and fun, but other than that anything goes!!




Glow Run Final The Glow Run is coming! Click here to register and get more information!



 The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

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Top Participants
  1. Ruby Club Patricia King - $6,998.75
  2. Jade Club Personal Donation Made Terri Francis - $1,161.18
  3. Jade Club Personal Donation Made Angie Gue - $1,139.33

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  1. Gold Team Pink Ladies - $6,998.75
  2. Silver Team For Those Who Can't - $3,799.32
  3. Bronze Club Wal-Mart Barbourville Mall - $3,328.00

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  1 -  Walmart - NCTP       ($3,998.31)
  2 -  St. Mary's Medical Center       ($3,389.09)
  3 -  Target - NCTP       ($250.00)