LARNED — The 2014 Relay for Life event for Pawnee, Edwards and Stafford counties is scheduled Friday night at Earl Roberts Field at Larned High School. Teams from Pawnee, Edwards and Stafford counties had raised more than $30,000 to fight cancer.
Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, and churches — people from all walks of life.
The Relay For Life event for Pawnee, Edwards and Stafford counties continues as a fun-filled event. Teams set up tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation.
Jim White showed his leadership by serving as chair for the 2014 Relay For Life for the second consecutive year. White invested many hours preparing for Friday’s event.
A survivor’s dinner was scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the high school cafeteria with live music. A concession stand sponsored by the Fort Larned Lions Club and food cooked by Montagga Wright will be populat stops. Snow cones and slushes prepared by Bahama Mamas will also be served.
The opening ceremony was scheduled at 6:45 p.m. with a survivor’s lap to followat 7 p.m.
A free ice cream social sponsored by H&H Roofing starts at 7:30 p.m.
The luminary ceremony begins at 9:30 p.m. The luminary ceremony is one of the most moving ceremonies that you will ever be a part of. It is a beautiful time to remember our loved ones who lost the battle to cancer yet celebrate the survivorship of many. Come walk the track with us during this time when the lights are off and the luminaries are lit.
A free children’s movie will start at 10:30 p.m.
Games and contests are scheduled throughout the evening. Bring your family to support the survivors, stay for the touching Luminary Ceremony with live music, enjoy the fun and listen to music from KZNC Party DJ’s during the Relay for Life.
Ward Feed Yard, Inc. served as Platinum sponsor.
Gold sponsors were Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Offerle Coop, Larned Tiller & Toiler, Fort Larned USD 495, Bank of Lewis, Farmers Bank, Larned and Kinsley, and First State Bank.
Silver sponsors were Josefiak Family Farm, Joe Rosenberg DDS, Straub International, Carr Auction & Real Estate, KZNC Party DJs, Golden Valley Inc,, Country Seasons Flower Shoppe LLC, State Theatre, VFW Post No. 7271, Larned, and Pawnee Valley Medical Associates.
Bronze sponsors were A Healthy Choice Clinic, City of Larned EMS-Police Department, Country Place Living, Eakin Enterprises, Farmers Cline/PRMC, Farm Bureau Financial-Austin Barnes; Farm Bureau Insurance, Kinsley; Farm Bureau Insurance, St. John; H&H Roofing, Larned Area Chamber of Commerce, Larned Ministerial Alliance, Morrill Hay Co Inc., Offerle National Bank, Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department, Ralph Baird Motors, Simmons & Simmons, Southern Plains Co-op, Tabler Furniture, VonFeldt, Bauer & VonFeldt, Dillons, OPI, Sonic, City of Larned Sanitation Department, Kansas Department of Corrections and Beckwith Mortuary, Inc.
In the fight against cancer, silence is the last thing we need. Your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a great place to take action and make noise.
The Relay For Life movement offers an opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer.
With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day.