Relay for Life set for April 1

Staff reports

Preparations continue for the 14th annual Iberville Parish Relay for Life, set for April 1 at the Mike Zito Multipurpose Center in Plaquemine. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 2.

The event benefits the American Cancer Society. Music, food and games will highlight the festivities for the event.


Following diagnosis, cancer patients and their loved ones often seek any information they can find to help them navigate the baffling disease. To cut through the confusion, the American Cancer Society has developed information resources available to anyone, anywhere, anytime at 1-800-227-2345 or

By contacting the American Cancer Society, cancer patients can quickly receive treatment information or local support programs. Caregivers can access information on coping. General information, including facts and statistics about cancer, is also readily available.

“A cancer diagnosis is a devastating experience, not only for the patient but for everyone around them,” saidJohn Dupont.“Knowledge truly is power. The American Cancer Society helps people easily connect with information to lessen the burden, calm the fears and prepare for the road ahead.”

These information resources are made possible in part by support from donations to Relay For Life of Iberville.

For information about cancer, call toll-free 1-800-227-2345 or visit