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SEBASTIAN -- Cancer survivors of all ages are welcome to attend the Relay for Life of North Indian River on April 12, at Sebastian River High School Sharks Stadium.
Survivors who preregister at Oculina Bank on April 5, will receive a special purple survivor shirt while supplies last. Registration is scheduled at the Roseland Road and U.S. No. 1 branch of Oculina Bank, located at 13600 US 1 in Sebastian in the Roseland Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Survivors who wish to attend the Relay for Life of North Indian River may also register on April 6, at the Italian American Club on County Road 512 in Sebastian.
The team Francesca's Haircutter's will also be hosting a Relay for Life Spaghetti Fundraiser at this location from 5 to 7 p.m. The team is requesting an $8 donation for the dinner, all food has been donated and 100 percent of the donations will go to the American Cancer Society. Survivors may register for the Relay without attending the fundraiser. Registration will also be from 5 to 7 p.m.
"Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we've lost, and fight back against the disease," said Jessica Keaton, Relay For Life of North Indian River, event chairwoman and assistant principal at Sebastian River High School. "Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that the Sebastian community is not immune to this disease and that by participating in relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society's efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays."
Survivors who register and attend the relay on April 12, will be asked to arrive by 6 p.m. for the opening ceremony, after which they will be asked to assemble at the purple and white balloon arch for the first official lap of the relay.
Teams of community supporters who have been fundraising for months will celebrate their survivor status with cheering and applause.
After this lap, survivors will be invited to the survivor tent on the infield for a complimentary dinner donated by Capt. Hiram's.
In addition to the Relay in Sebastian, the American Cancer Society, through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, will be hosting two additional events in the South part of Indian River County.
Survivors are invited to register for Relay for Life of Indian River County and Relay for Life of the Beaches by contacting the American Cancer Society 3375 20th Street, Suite 100 in Vero Beach. They may also call (772) 562-2272 or email Theresa Woodson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relay for Life of Indian River will be held April 26, 2013 at Vero Beach High School and Relay for Life of the Beaches is scheduled for May 3 at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. Opening ceremony for all relays is scheduled for 6 p.m.