American Cancer Society: Relay For Life

Published: May. 5, 2023 at 1:41 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The American Cancer Society bring you “Relay For Life”. It is the world’s largest volunteer-based fundraising event. For more then 36 years, communities across the world have come together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. ACS strive to make this event as safe as possible and will follow local COVID related guidelines.

At Relay For Life you’ll find community members taking turns walking around a track lined with luminaria bags. You’ll have the opportunity to cheer for local survivors (or participate as a survivor) in our first lap of the day. Caregivers of cancer patients (currently or previously diagnosed) will then be invited to join the Survivors. Local entertainers will keep you energized. As it gets dark, we will light the luminaria bags surrounding the track in a memorable luminaria ceremony. There will be opportunities to fundraise & fight back!

Schedule of Events:

1pm - Begin setting up camp sites

1:30 - 2:30pm - Pick up silent auction items won

3pm - Opening Ceremonies

3:30-4:30pm - Pick up silent auction items won

5pm - Survivor Dinner

9p-10p - Luminaria Ceremony

Learn more at

ACS Relay for Life
ACS Relay for Life(WPTA)