Relay for Life of Deltona
Date(s) - 13 Apr 2013
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The City of Deltona and the American Cancer Society hopes residents will join in and take that step together. Our local movement to connect us globally to the Relay For Life movement takes place April 13-14, at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd.
Relay For Life begins at noon on Saturday (April 13) and ends with a closing ceremony at 5:30 a.m., Sunday (April 14). Walkers continue throughout the night, signifying that cancer never sleeps.
There are plenty of ways to get involved:
- Visit Relay for Life of Deltona to register a team for your organization or group of friends.
- Join us at Relay For Life on April 13. Teams sell food, trinkets, host games and more throughout the event.
- Go to Relay for Life to make an online donation to your favorite team. The Deltona Fire Department and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office both have teams raising funds for the event.
- Dedicate a Luminaria to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The Luminaria Ceremony begins at 9 p.m., April 13. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope. You can purchase a luminaria on the Web site as well.
The event itself is packed with activities on the stage and on the walking track. There’s a special message for survivors at 12:30 p.m., prior to the opening of the track when area cancer survivors take to the track for the first lap. The parade of teams follows. There’s a caregivers ceremony at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Deltona Relays’ Got Talent competition. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a celebration of 100 years of the American Cancer Society followed by the finale for Deltona Relays’ Got Talent.
Late night entertainment includes a Mr. Relay Jr. contest followed Mr. Relay Teen/Adult contest, campsite awards, midnight Zumba, a scavenger hunt, kickball tournament and more. There’s an egg-holding breakfast challenge at 4 a.m., Sunday, followed by 5 a.m. Yoga and the closing ceremony at 5:30 a.m.
Please carefully consider how to get involved. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it’s your opportunity to not only HONOR cancer survivors and REMEMBER loved ones lost, but also to RAISE AWARENESS about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world’s largest walk to end cancer.