2017 Relay for Life brings hope to lives, honors memories

Survivors carry the Relay for Life during the survivors walk on Saturday at the Relay for Life event. Good crowd was on hand and around $28,000 has been raised to fight cancer in 2016.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

State Representative Ron Travis and wife Laura will emcee event

September 23, 2017

Dayton, TN —  The Relay for Life events being held all over the country and here in Dayton Tennessee bring hope to lives and honor memories of those who were taken by the terrible disease.  Today, September 23 the event will be held at the Delaware Avenue Sports Complex just across from tennis courts.  Beginning at 10:00 AM craft vendors along with Relay For Life teams will be set up.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser cancer walk for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries who give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer. The Luminarias will be held at 9:30 pm.

From the American Cancer Society website: 

Luminarias honor every life touched by cancer. You can dedicate them to a loved one lost, someone currently battling, or anyone who’s overcome it. When you attend a Relay event, you’ll see the Luminarias decorated with names and sometimes messages to the people they’re dedicated to.

After dark, Relay participants share an emotional moment when each Luminaria is lit in remembrance of a life touched by cancer. Together, we take a moment of silence to remember the loved ones they’re dedicated to. When you make a donation for a Luminaria it helps fund the American Cancer Society’s mission to help save lives.


photo by Joe Thomas – relayforlife.org





Afternoon and Evening events:

Beginning at 4:00 the Fall Relay will begin. At 4:30 the GrandView Pickers will perform for an hour. At 6 pm the Survivors and Caregivers will be recognized with a special ceremony. The GrandView Pickers will perform again at 7:00-8:00. There will have a live auction and games until the Luminaria at 9:30 PM.

This year’s event will be emceed by Ron and Laura Travis.

State Representative Ron Travis and wife Laura.







Grandview Pickers will be preforming 2 shows for the cause one will be around 4:30 the other anywhere from 6-7 depending on the activities before. Come show your support for a great cause.

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