The start of 2014 Relay for Life Survivor Lap to get things rolling at the Willapa Harbor Relay for Life.
The 15th annual Relay for Life of Willapa Bay will be held at the Raymond High School on Saturday, July 18 at 12pm and will go until midnight.
The organization hopes to raise over $41,000 this year, and money raised at the Relay for Life will go toward the American Cancer Society's research, education and other efforts to end cancer. With nine teams participating so far, and 104 individuals, the current total raised is closing in on $23,000.
One of the main events is the luminaria ceremony, which is slated to happen at 10pm. During the event people will be able to purchase a luminaria in memory or in honor of someone who has been touched by cancer. A luminaria is a small paper lantern that will be placed around the track and lit during a memorial program.
If you have any questions call 1-800-227-2345.
This year there are nine teams, each running their own fundraiser at the event:
Beach Babes: Selling glow items and cotton candy
Cancer Spankers: Selling bracelets, homemade soaps, and doing a balloon release
Family Ties: Selling hamburgers with homemade buns as well as lap beads
Holy Walkamoles: Selling papparazzi jewelry, face painting
RHS: Running the concession stand
Shilo's Peep's: Having a bake sale
The Wolf Pack: Having a bake sale
Weyerhaeuser: Mini golf
Willapa Band Aid Brigade: kiddy duck pond, trivia game
The scheduled program is as follows: 12- Noon Opening Ceremonies, speaker Sherilyn Wildhaber - First Theme Laps; Survivor, Caregiver, Sponsor and Team Laps. 1 pm- Food Vendors open, carnival games and temporary tattoos 1:30pm- Balloon between the legs lap (Theme Lap) 2pm- Pantene Beautiful Lengths (Event) 2:30pm- Hay scramble (Event), Seahawks lap (Theme Lap) 3:30pm- Birthday hat lap (Theme Lap) 4pm- Dessert auction (Event) 4:30pm- Backward lap (Theme Lap) 5:30pm- Birthday suit lap (where a crazy suit from any era, Theme Lap) 6pm- Tom and Gail Maden singing performance (Event) 6:30pm- Umbrella lap (Theme Lap) 7:30pm- Super-Hero lap (Theme Lap) 8pm- Fight back lap (Walk for local youth survivors, Theme Lap), silent auction closes. 8:30pm- Hawaiian T-shirt lap (Theme Lap) 9pm- Cake tasting closes 9:30pm- Candle on a cupcake lap (Theme Lap) 10pm- Luminaria Ceremony (Event) 11pm- Fight back ceremony (Event), Glow lap (Theme Lap)