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BANDON — The first-ever Relay for Life of the Bandon area will be held from July 18-19 at the Bandon High School track.

It's not too late to form a team or join a team for the event. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activity to raise funds to fight cancer. Relay is an overnight walk-a-thon where teams of family members and friends come together to honor survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease.

All survivors are invited to the opening ceremony, where they will be honored and participate in the survivors lap, then treated to a special survivors luncheon. Survivors are asked to RSVP to Sarah Lakey at 541-297-1045 and plan to be at the BHS track by 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18.

At Relay, teams and individuals will walk in honor of loved ones, enjoy live music, food and non-stop fun for the whole family. At nightfall, luminaria bags will be lit around the track in honor and in memory of loved ones and will stay lit all night for the walkers. Everyone is invited to come at any time during the day or night to participate in activities.

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The agenda for July 18-19 includes opening ceremonies with the VFW Honor Guard, and a survivor lap at noon July 18, a survivor luncheon at 12:30 p.m., live music throughout the day, a luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m., Zumba at midnight, a 5K walk/run at 5 a.m. and closing ceremonies at 7:45 a.m. There will be a silent auction, concessions, vendors, face painting, a cake decorating and cake walk event and many other fun and games. K-DOCK radio will be broadcasting live on site for the entire event.

Teams are busy raising funds, which benefit cancer victims in Coos and Curry counties through the American Cancer Society. For more information on Relay or to sign up a free family and friends or business team, visit RelayForLife.org/bandonor. For additional information contact Sarah Lakey at 541-297-1045 or Bandonrelay@yahoo.com.

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