The Pemiscot County Relay for Life is scheduled at Reynold’s Park on the riverfront in Caruthersville, MO tomorrow, Sept. 21 and one of the event organizers says that while it will be a “little different” but they expect it to be bigger and better. Cathryn Prater says that the event will still last 12 hours, but it will be during the day Saturday instead of overnight Friday.
The event, that supports the American Cancer Society, is an annual event in Pemiscot County and Prater says that “it is coming together very well.” “There are more teams and we are hoping for a bigger crowd,” she said, “It should be a great day for adults and children.”
Prater says the activity helps promote education and awareness and remembers those that have gone through the cancer struggle and survived, along with those that lost their fight. “It is such a good time of remembrance and celebration,” she said, “We hope everyone will take time to participate.”
The schedule of activities is as follows:
12:00 Set Up Campsites
1:00 Survivor Lunch
4:00 Crowns for a Cure pageant
5:00 Opening Ceremony
6:00 Sign Group
7:00 Silent Auction winners announced and scavenger hunt
8:00 Karaoke Sing a long
9:00 Luminaria Ceremony
11:00 Closing Ceremony & Clean Up
Prater says the group will honor teams that raised the most funds. The list of team winners will be released after the event.