Relay For Life of Moniteau County gets underway Friday at fairgrounds

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Moniteau County Survivor Dinner was held Monday night at the California Nutrition Center to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers. Entertainment for the evening included the murder mystery dinner theater "Cafe Murder," above. (Actors were: Roxanne Griggs, Melissa Vernon, Charlie Roll, Heather Borghardt, Dawson Shackleford, Cathy Westergaard, Becca Barnard, Kellie Green and Katie Broadway.) Borghardt also presented a three-song medley. ACS Community Manager Darcy Crane said approximately 90 attended the event, which included 40 cancer survivors and their caregivers. The 13th Annual Relay for Life will get underway at 6 p.m. Friday at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Moniteau County Survivor Dinner was held Monday night at the California Nutrition Center to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers. Entertainment for the evening included the murder mystery dinner theater "Cafe Murder," above. (Actors were: Roxanne Griggs, Melissa Vernon, Charlie Roll, Heather Borghardt, Dawson Shackleford, Cathy Westergaard, Becca Barnard, Kellie Green and Katie Broadway.) Borghardt also presented a three-song medley. ACS Community Manager Darcy Crane said approximately 90 attended the event, which included 40 cancer survivors and their caregivers. The 13th Annual Relay for Life will get underway at 6 p.m. Friday at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds. Photo by April Arnett.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) 13th Annual Relay For Life of Moniteau County will get underway at 6 p.m. Friday at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California. The event gives communities the opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to remember those who have lost the battle, and to help those who are currently fighting the disease.

This year's relay was kicked-off with "Paint the Town Purple" June 8 in California. In honor of those who have fought cancer and survived, purple ribbons were hung throughout the town. (The color purple represents cancer survivors.)

Monday, June 10, the ACS Survivor Dinner was held at the California Nutrition Center for cancer survivors and caregivers.

From the start of the Relay For Life Friday at the fairgrounds, each of the participating relay teams will host fundraising activities at their site, such as games, prizes, food and beverages, with all of the proceeds going toward each team's goal as well as the overall goal of the Relay For Life of Moniteau County.

Each team will be represented on the track of the main arena at all times, with at least one member walking or running (because cancer never sleeps). There will also be numerous activities for relay goers to take part in throughout the event.

To learn more about Relay For Life, connect with relayers in the community and around the world by visiting relayforlife.org.

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