17th Annual Relay for Life April 4 at COPAC

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com

PLAQUEMINE - The 17th Annual Relay for Life will be held at COPAC on April 4 beginning at 5 p.m.

“The Relay For Life of Iberville Parish is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease,” Event Chairman Lauren Stein said.

The schedule includes a survivor’s tent, opening ceremony, introductions, survivor recognition, entertainment, activities, survivors lap, caregivers lap, luminaria ceremony, fightback ceremony and closing ceremony.

The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress and to remind everyone that fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by other participants lining the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, support people who currently have cancer and honor those who fought it in the past.

The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through participation in a Relay event, to fight back against the disease over the next year.