High Desert Daily
(Victorville)–Relay for Life season culminates this weekend in a 24 hour walk in Victorville. Victor Valley College’s football field has been transformed into a tent city filled with over fifty teams who have spent the last several months raising funds on behalf of the American Cancer Society.
Teams will relay for a full twenty four hours, starting with a survivor’s lap celebrating the cancer survivors who are battling or have won over cancer at 10 am. Throughout the day and night, music, games, drawings and prizes will keep participants motivated. Each team has chosen a type of cancer or a program of the ACS and provides literature, posters and other tools to educate participants.
Highlights of the event include the Luminaria ceremony and the Ms. Relay competition. Luminarias are specially-coated white paper bags with candles inside that illuminate a statement in honor of, memory or or support of a cancer patient. The Ms. Relay competition is a good natured fundraising event in the style of a beauty pageant for the gentleman of the event.
Although the event is not open to public, donations can be made via the website: www.relayforlife.com/victorvilleca.