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Activities at the 2014 Relay For Life

Blast from the past: The oldest and youngest cancer survivors at the 2003 Relay For Life were Mildred Privett and Marcos Davy. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Blast from the past: The oldest and youngest cancer survivors at the 2003 Relay For Life were Mildred Privett and Marcos Davy. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

The 2014 Lonoke County Relay For Life will be held Friday, May 2, at Lonoke High School’s Gina Cox Center from 6 p.m. to midnight.

The opening ceremonies will include recognition of survivors. The first lap of the relay will be the survivor lap, then the second lap is the caregiver lap. Then everybody starts walking, according to event co-chair Zan Jackson.

Also during the 2014 Relay For Life, there will be themed laps.

•Team spirit lap: Team members wear their favorite team attire from their high school or college, such as jerseys and t-shirts. Ideas include Carlisle Bison, Lonoke Jackrabbits, England Lions, Hazen Hornets, Arkansas Razorbacks, Arkansas State Red Wolves, UCA Bears.

•Duck Dynasty Lap: Teams were beards, camp, dress like Si, Willie or any character during the lap.

*Box Car: Make a box car, fire stuck, train, etc., out of cardboard and be able to wear it during the lap.

•Crazy Hat: Different types of hats worn while walking the lap.

•Elvis Lap: Wear something similar to the Elvis era, possibly a scarf like he wore, the big sunglasses, sparkly jumpsuit, or have a preteen microphone or guitar during this lap, possibly with Elvis music playing.

•Nerd Lap: Teams or one member would dress like a nerd similar to Napoleon Dynamite.

•Zombie Lap: Team members would dress like a zombie, similar to Walking Dead or Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

The luminaria ceremony will start at 9 p.m. to honor and remember loved ones who have fought or continue fighting their battles with cancer.

The survivor/caregiver dinner is April 29. For more information, call 501-676-5540.

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