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Relay for Life this weekend at BHS


ACS event funds cancer research

This Saturday, May 5, at 7 pm, Bandera County residents, friends, and family members will meet at the Bandera High School Stadium with one goal in mind: raising funds for research that will help stamp out cancer.

The Bandera County Relay for Life works to help stop this disease. "Together, we can help fund a cure so that no one has to see or hear of another love one, or friend being diagnosed with that horrible disease," said a spokesman.

The Relay's first lap of the night is dedicated to all survivors and caregivers. Games, fun, music, and exercise will entertain the participants. Food and drinks concessions will be available.

"There will be plenty to do, so come out with a friend and visit people you have not seen in a while," said the spokesman. "Catch up and help out as you join us for laughter, tears, remembrance and, most importantly, hope."

The Relay For Life will have so many things to do that night, including a carnival, several silent auctions at different team sites, Zumba Fitness, music from different bands and commemorative bandana bracelets.

"While participants are walking or running their laps, there will be even more fun with themed laps like the chicken dance, cha-cha, spaghetti hair game, human memory, frozen t-shirt lap and everyone's all time favorite, karaoke," said the spokesman.

"Come out and have a great time for our great cause."

Photo by Chris Darus
During the 12-hour Bandera County Relay for Life last year, James Jones, a survivor of bone marrow cancer, shared a moment with his father, Pete.