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American Cancer Society Clark County Relay for Life, July 12-19
July 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until July 19, 2020
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Clark County will host the 2020 Relay for Life as a hybrid of two socially distant, in- person events and a weeklong virtual relay on the Relay for Life of Clark County Facebook page. The events will run from July 12 to July 19. People are encouraged to donate $10 for a luminaria in honor of someone battling cancer or in memory of someone who has died from it. These luminarias will be on display during “the Road to a Cure,” a drive-through experience at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Rd., Ridgefield, on July 12 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. To purchase luminarias, visit clarkcountyrelay.org.
Following the luminaria event, the virtual aspect of the week will feature education, activities to do from home and ways to support the American Cancer Society. The Relay for Life of Clark County will also offer wellness tips and American Cancer Society resources for patients, survivors and caregivers.
On July 19, the organization will hold a Celebrating Survivor Hope Parade where survivors form a car parade during the drive-thru event. Volunteers will observe social distancing and provide special edition survivor medals and swag from 10 to 10:50 a.m. at the Clark College parking lot, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. At 10:55 a.m., vehicles will head over to Hudson’s Bay High School, 3528 and 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, for a car parade and socially distant celebration. Swag bags will include donated items from community sponsors. The parade will also honor caregivers.
The weeklong virtual event includes an activity, education and a fun theme each day.
- Motivation Monday – newspaper and duct tape fashion show
- Trivia Tuesday – online trivia night
- Wellness Wednesday- Jazzercise with Vancouver Fitness’ Sherrie Robertson and dance lessons with Daniel Martinez
- Throwback Thursday- scavenger hunt
- Feel good Friday- night of entertainment with Comedian Sean Kent, Musician Amber Sweeney, and Musician Bart Hafeman from Hit Machine – To join the event, go to Night of Entertainment 2020 to make your $10 donation
- Survivor Saturday- Home camp out
- Sum it up Sunday- closing ceremony
Participants may walk as many miles as they would like around home, and the organization is encouraging the participants to challenge family and friends to take part and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
An online auction featuring donated items begins July 12 and bidding will end July 18. To view and bid on items, visit www.32auctions.com/HopefromHome2020.
The weeklong virtual Relay will end with an online closing ceremony on July 19.
For more information, visit clarkcountyrelay.org.