Relay for Life is annual campaign


Relay for Life is the annual signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. It takes place in more than 5,000 communities nationwide and more than 18 countries.

It begins in Walla Walla on Friday at 6 p.m. and ends Saturday at 4 p.m.

In addition to raising funds, the Walla Walla event includes a luminaria ceremony to remember lives lost to cancer and honor those who have survived.

Representative luminarias will be lit at the Borleske Stadium track on Friday at about 9 p.m.

Dedicated luminarias are available for $10.

"Each luminaria represents the life of someone who has battled cancer. It is a beautiful sight when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track," said Miranda Luna, luminaria chair, in a press release.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at Borleske Stadium, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.

Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also have fundraisers at their camp sites during the relay.

If you go


5-8:30 p.m. - silent auction

6 p.m. - opening ceremony

6:30 p.m. - music by Bizarre Love Triangle

9:30 p.m. - luminary lighting

9:45 p.m. - music by Vaughn Jensen Band


7 a.m. - breakfast provided by Walla Walla Dental Care

8 a.m. - entertainment by Jazzercise

9-11 a.m. - music by Back Porch Band

11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. - music by Out of Order

1:15 p.m. - music by Locks of Love

1:30 p.m. - music by Philly King B and the Stingers

4 p.m. - closing ceremony

for more information

For luminaria information, call Miranda Luna at 509-386-5161 or email at or by visit


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