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Signup still on for American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Annual fundraiser this weekend at Hinders Field

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCK FALLS – It’s not too late to participate in this weekend’s 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Whiteside County.

Funds raised will benefit the society. The relay starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hinders Field, 500 15th Ave., with the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. The opening lap is for survivors, caregivers will take the second lap.

Survivors need not be members of a relay team to walk, but they must sign up between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. All survivors will receive a medal, and special assistance can be provided.

So far, 32 teams have signed up. Teams can have any number of members, but eight to 15 is preferred. At the noncompetitive relay, only one member needs to be on the track at any time. Participants can run, jog, walk, or push a baby carriage.

Participants may bring tents, lawn chairs, sleeping bags, and picnic foods. Campsite setup can start at 3 p.m. Parking should be in the lot south of the field. No motorized vehicles will be allowed in the campsite area.

There will be activities and entertainment throughout the night, including a 9 p.m. luminaria ceremony to remember those who battled cancer. Luminarias can be bought until 8 p.m. Saturday.

The closing ceremony will take place at 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

To sign up a team or for more information, go to or call Cassandra at 815-229-1287.

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