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February 15, 2013

Relay for Life events to help find a cure



A community 5K for Relay Race, followed by a 1 Mile Fun Run, is slated at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 9 which will start and end at Baldwin High School. Entry fee for those that pre-register by Tuesday, March 5 is $15 for students, $20 for all others and $10 for the Fun Run, and are guaranteed a T-shirt. After the pre-registration deadline, participants can sign-in on the day of the event for an additional $5 to the early registration entry fee and T-shirts are not guaranteed.

“We just had an online challenge for teams where we challenged all teams to get participants signed-up, registered and paid,” Tindal said. “The winner was the First United Methodist Church team where they got 14 participants and $130 in registration fees. They won a midnight pizza buffet during the Relay event.”

The annual Relay event is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk at which teams of people and individuals camp out around a track. Members of each team take turns walking around the track while those in attendance enjoy food, games, activities and socializing during the family-friendly event to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. 

At last year’s Baldwin County Relay event, more than $128,000 was raised and 58 teams were attracted, including all the schools in the district and several organizations from Georgia College.

“We still need survivors to register to walk the Celebration Lap and for the survivor dinner,” Tindal said. “It’s for those that are still fighting, are in remission, or who have beat cancer.”

This year’s Relay event is slated to be begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 12 and continue through 7 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Baldwin Braves Stadium. With the theme of “Lights, Camera, Relay,” teams will decorate tents based off a movie or movie event.

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