Relay for Life

Citizens are reminded that the 2014 Cherokee County Relay For Life is this Friday, June 13, at Cherokee County High School “Warrior” Stadium. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature testimonies, entertainment and more. Pictured are local survivors taking a lap in a past year’s event.

Terry Dean

Citizens are reminded that the 2014 Cherokee County Relay for Life event is this Friday, June 13, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Cherokee County High School Warrior Football Stadium.

The opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and will continue through 6:30 p.m. Harley Curry with sing The National Anthem. Afterward, the committee will honor local cancer survivors by having them walk one lap around the track called the Survivor Lap. The next lap will honor our care givers who will walk with their survivor family member or friend.

Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. and will continue until around 10:30 or 11 p.m.

“We have a great line up of entertainment for this year’s event,” said Entertainment Chairperson Melissa Culpepper. “Including Wade Trammell who will take the stage and sing at 8 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Our entertainers on the roster, in no certain order, include: Noah Girls, Blake Wright, JoAnn Thompson, Ashley Manly, Elizabeth Curry, Savannah Leighton, Jimmy Black, Charolette Bedwell, and Providence Baptist Church Choir.

Kim Armstrong from Atlanta, Ga. will do his “A Popular Dance” which is always a big hit with all the young people and young people at heart that attend the event.

A break is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the Luminary ceremony which honors survivors as well as our loved ones that have the lost the battle with cancer.

Entertainment will pick back up at 9:30 p.m. and continue on till the last person sings around 10:30 or 11 p.m.

Since it began, the Relay for Life movement, according to statistics, has raised more than $5 billion to help American Cancer Society save lives.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement ranks number 1 as the largest community based event in the world, raising $407.5 million in 2012.

Since 1985, more than 60,000 Relay for Life Events have been held in the United States.

More than 500,000 survivors and 3 million other volunteers participated fundraised and led the fight against cancer at 5,200 Relay for Life Events nationwide last year.

For more information you can contact Melisa Culpepper, Relay for Life Publicity Chair, Team Cedar Bluff,, 256-630-7470.