Updated: Dec 16, 2021
Memorial Hospital has been a participant in the annual Randolph County Relay for Life event for over 15 years. Over the years, they have walked to honor friends, family, and co-workers. The team works throughout the year to raise funds to donate at the event. They have hosted bake sales, raffles, and put out change donation buckets this year to fund raise.
This year’s annual event will be held at the Red Bud High School on September 14th from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. It kicks off with an Open Ceremony honoring everyone who has been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year's Relay season. Following the ceremony, the relay teams then process in a Survivor/Caregiver Walk in the high school gymnasium. This walk honors the strength and courage of survivors and caregivers with every step they take. Family and friends cheer the walkers along just as they did during their fight against cancer. Each team is invited to decorate their space and dress up to add to the fun and celebration of life. Following the walk, luminaries are lit to represent everyone touched by cancer. The Relay for Life organizers explain that, “each light represents a life – a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.” Following the Luminaria Ceremony, the event closes with a commitment to continue the actions taken to help lead the fight for a world free from cancer.
We invite all survivors and caregivers to join us as we honor loved ones at this year’s event. Memorial Hospital’s Chemotherapy and Infusion Department will be participating in the event and making their annual contribution to assist in finding a cure.