Western Bradford Relay for Life to be held today
TROY - "When we walk together, we are bigger than cancer."
That's the message on a poster for the western Bradford County Relay for Life, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at Alparon Park in Troy.
On Friday, people were getting ready for the annual event. Those involved with the Relay, along with Troy firefighters, were setting up a tent on the track at the park.
Among those on hand were Mary Dunbar, Roxanne Roloson, and Barb Krise. Each year at the Relay, the sisters take care of registration, collect money, and keep track of team donations.
This year, there are 15 teams in the Relay, they said.
Roloson and Krise said they get involved with the Relay because of Dunbar, who is a nine-year cancer survivor.
The Relay is shorter than usual this year, and they are hoping that the shorter duration of the event will draw more volunteers, since there is not so much volunteer time involved.
The public is invited to the Relay.
Here is the schedule: 10 a.m., opening lap; 11 a.m., opening ceremony; 7 p.m., honoring of survivors; 8:30 p.m., luminaria ceremony; and 10 p.m., closing ceremony.
According to the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life is a fun-filled event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.