Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. The American Cancer Society Relay for Lifeevent is a life-changing experience that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
Our local South Lafourche community event will take place this Saturday, April 9th at the Larose Regional Park Pavilion, 307 East 5th Street.
This is not a 5K, it’s a fight to the finish beginning from noon until 10 p.m.
The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday for team members setting up campsites. Also at 9 a.m., survivor and team registrations begin.
At noon the public is invited to attend this less RUN, more FUN event for relay goers of all ages. New this year is a petting zoo, games, live music, contests, a Survivor Parade, Elvis sightings and more!
This event is free to the public with free parking and admission. Teams only ask that no food or drinks be brought in and that attendees purchase those items booth to booth with some of the best Cajun foods around … crawfish fettuccine, gumbo, corn soup, hot dogs and homemade chili, fried fish and pickles, grillades, lemonade, hamburgers, and much more!
At 12:30 p.m. the official Opening Ceremonies of this 12th annual community event begins with a prayer by Mr. Wilson Danos and a lap honoring cancer survivors, their families and their caretakers. At 1 p.m. will be campsite judging for participating teams.
Elvis will be performing in the Bouvier Room for survivors where they will be served a light lunch and hors d’ouerves.
At 2 p.m. the Larose Cut Off Middle School Dance Team and Cheerleaders will perform. Mrs. Carol Guidry will present the Midsouth Awards at 2:30 followed by a live auction for the Relay for Life Queen for Life Pageant crown.
An Egg Toss Competition, a team event, will begin at 3:30 followed by live music by Brennon and Sam from 4 to 5:30.
At 4:30, teams will turn in entries for the Cooking Competition for both chili and bouille (entries turned in the the Dukes of Earl Lemonade Stand). At 5:00 p.m. begins the Survivor Parade lineup behind Burger King in Galliano, and the Deer Antler Ring Toss Competition, a team event.
Cook off judging begins at 5:00 p.m. A live auction is also scheduled for 5:30 along with a Sack Race Competition, another team event.
Live music will be provided by Gun Powder and Lead from 6 to 8:15 p.m.
At 6 p.m. the Survivor Parade will begin in Galliano, crossing over from Hwy. 308 to Hwy. 1, traveling north to Larose. At the Larose Lift Bridge the parade will take East Main to East 5th Street to the Larose Civic Center.
The Shoe Pile Relays, a team event, begins at 6:15.
At 6:45 a lap honoring cancer survivors, their families and their caretakers will begin. And don’t miss the Survivor Dinner with Elvis in the Bouvier Room at 7. General admission viewing only tickets available for this by calling Polly Danos at 985-258-6558.
Also at 7:00 p.m. will be the Box Car Races followed by Pass the Orange Race and the Bubble Gum Bobbing, all team events.
One of the more emotional events of the night includes the Luminary Ceremony at 8:30, (all children and attendees under the age of 16 must be with their parent or guardian at this time).
A special treat will be provided at 9 for all Relay attendees and workers.
At 9:15 p.m. the Pass the Pretzel Race, a team event, will be held, followed by the Hula Hoop Wrap Around where everyone can participate!
An Almost Midnight Madness Race, where everyone can participate, begins at 9:45.
The 10:00 p.m. awards presentations where the games and fundraising totals for the night will be announced will conclude with the tearing down of camps and the pavilion cleanup.
If you are an old returning friend of Relay regulars will look forward to seeing you! If you haven’t attended this event yet then please do attend to support the American Cancer Society in our local area. It’s a great family oriented event for all ages!
For more information, participating or on purchasing Luminary Bags please contact Mrs. Carol Guidry at 985-791-5598. Follow local Relay happenings on Facebook at Relay for Life of Lafourche or at www.relayforlife.org/Larose.
Posted on Tue, April 5, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette