The Relay for Life of Crown Point will meet or surpass all its goals. Event organizers had hoped to have 150 participants and raise $25,000 during their cancer benefit. To date they have more than 200 participants registered and more than $20,000 contributed.
continued The relay will take on a carnival-like atmosphere, Johnson said. She hopes a lot of people — even those in participating as walkers — will attend.
“We hope as many people as possible will come out and see what it’s all about,” Johnson said. “I’m sure they’ll have fun and, maybe, they’ll decide to walk next year.”
A track will be created around a soccer field at the school. The track will be lit with electronic candles and construction lights will be used for the remainder of the area.
Johnson said there are a limited number of recreational vehicles sites available near the track and tents are encouraged to shelter walkers who may wish to sleep during the night.
Besides raising money to fight cancer, Johnson said the relay is a way of honoring victims of the disease.
“We hope as many cancer survivors as possible will join us that night to walk or just visit,” she said. “There will be a reception for survivors following the first lap of the walk. The biggest and best part of the relay is celebrating our survivors.”