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The 16th annual 24-hour season for life begins at 9am on Saturday



Organizers and participants in the 16th annual American Cancer Society 24-hour Ramona Relay for Life invite the community to join in this year's fight against cancer. Season 2018 will begin on Saturday, June 2, at 9am at Wilson Stadium on Ninth and I Streets – and teams can still sign up.

This year the theme revolves around the Hawaiian lei symbolic of friendship, love, or celebrating or honoring someone. This event is about how many people can meet in a Hawaiian atmosphere with the inspirational symbolism of the Lei and make a difference.

The 24-hour season begins with the Color Guard of Boy Scout Troop 679, an inspiring life story from this year's Survivor of Hope, Abby Reece, then tracking down with a bagpiper guidepost for survivors, caregivers, family, friends and those at the beginning of their fight against cancer.

"If you want to celebrate life, that's the place to be," organizer of the event said.

Breakfast is free for survivors and carers, and the snack bar will buy fresh food during the event for attendees.

Music will be on throughout the day, with fun music for theme sessions and live music by Steel Dawn. Dance or walk to the music, be entertained by dance groups, Ramona Martial Arts and a Ramona High Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Show or join the energetic and popular Zumba.

Kidz Camp is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm 6:00 pm, with fun games and a jumpie!

The Luminaria Rememberance of the evening starts at 8 pm Many gather to remember those who have lost their cancer.

The season will provide a range of opportunities, prizes and thematic silent auction baskets with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

For more information or to sign up, visit relayforlife.org/ramonaca or Facebook Relay for Life Ramona ACS.


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