The Pulaski County Relay for Life will be Friday and Saturday, June 24th and 25th at the West Central High School. Opening ceremonies begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. ET and the closing ceremonies will be Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. ET. The theme this year is “Rock around the Clock” and those attending will be dressed in 1950s and 1960s attire. Event Chair, Stephanie Parish, says there are many activities planned during the event.
“We’ve got a Cruise-in car show and they’re going to be cruising in around 5:00 p.m., the Survivor Reception is at 5:00 p.m. and Remington Chicken is going to be serving dinner for everybody including survivors at 5:00 p.m.,” said Parish. “We have a bounce house for the kids, there’s a live band called Carried Away that will be playing at 8:00 p.m., West Central Marching Band is going to be there, Luminaria is at 10:00 p.m. and Fight Back might be around 11:00 p.m. We welcome everybody out and to stay the entire evening.”
She was asked to elaborate on the Fight Back ceremony.
“Fight Back is the ceremony where you charge everyone with doing something to fight back against the disease whether it’s the following year, the next six months, personally, or encouraging a family member,” she explained. “It could be something like stop smoking, wear sunscreen, or go get those tests you’ve been putting off. During the ceremony, there’s what’s called a pledge card and you would jot down, pledge and commit to doing whatever it is that’s keeping you back or encouraging you to take steps necessary for your own health or your family’s help against the disease.”
The goal this year is 15 teams and $15,000.