The Brown County Relay for Life through the American Cancer Society is celebrating an incredible 25 years of community-driven support and remembrance of all the lives touched by cancer.
“[The Relay’s] purpose is, of course, to raise funds for research, but it’s so much more. We raise awareness, provide education, offer support for families and caregivers,” Co-chair of Brown County Relay for Life Fadia Champlain said.
The 25th year is a “Blast from the Past” with special events and prizes unique to this year’s Relay. The celebration began Aug. 18 with Paint the Town Purple. For the first time in Brown County’s history, two weeks were dedicated to decorating homes, schools, and businesses in purple to illustrate the community’s encouragement for the fighters and survivors of cancer.
The Relay itself is at the Brown County Expo Building on Sept. 10 at 6:00 PM. This 12-hour special event welcomes everyone at any time during the night to honor the people affected by cancer.
Go out to the Expo Building and listen to the music, participate in the silent auction, purchase t-shirts, luminaria, and lanterns of hope for the fundraiser, and join the walk to stamp out cancer. //
For more information about the walk or to volunteer for the event, email [email protected].