Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Relay For Life kicks off with lap to celebrate survivors

Relay For Life Dawson County will remember and fight back Friday when the annual event takes to the Lexington High School track. Most of all, though, organizers and participants will celebrate.

Under the theme “There’s No Place Like Hope,” the 11 teams and 113 participants already registered for Relay For Life have raised more than $33,000 for the American Cancer Society, and there’s still plenty of fundraising to go.

The event begins with survivor registration at 5:30 p.m. Luminaries will also be available to purchase and decorate at that time.

The national anthem will be sung by Belle Hagan of Cozad, followed by welcoming remarks by State Sen. Matt Williams of Gothenburg.

The survivor lap, honoring all those who have held out hope and survived cancer, will take place at 6 p.m.

A silent auction is planned from 6-9 p.m. with various other activities and fundraisers throughout the night, including walking tacos, brisket sandwiches, baked goods, glow in the dark items, kids games, fingernail painting and more.

Andrea Johnson and Tara Heiter from Shear Dimensions will cut hair to be donated to Wigs for Kids from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cuts for donating will be free with other haircuts available for a freewill donation.

When it gets dark at 8:30 or 9 p.m., Relay For Life will offer a can’t-miss event with the luminary ceremony and slideshow.

The closing and lap of hope are planned from 11:30 p.m. to midnight.

For additional information about Relay For Life Dawson County, contact Jennifer Norseen by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .