The 2012 Vernon Parish Relay for Life event will take place starting at 6 p.m. on June 1 at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds.


The 2012 Vernon Parish Relay for Life event will take place starting at 6 p.m. on June 1 at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds.
Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a survivor reception, and a survivor lap will begin at 7 p.m. A luminaria ceremony will also be held at 9 p.m.; those candles will line the track and will be left burning throughout the night. At 3 a.m., participants will be given a chance to make a pledge to fight back against cancer during the Fight Back ceremony.
The goal of Relay for Life is to raise awareness about cancer and funds to continue the research, advocacy, education and patient services provided by the American Cancer Society.
For more information, call (337) 433-5817 or visit relayforlife.org/vernon.