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|Relay for Life slated Friday|
There's no high water to worry about this year.
The Miss-Lou Relay for Life, which had to be postponed a month last year because of wet grounds as a result of flooding of the Mississippi River, is scheduled to take place Friday at the Vidalia Riverfront.
"Everybody has been working hard and we're excited about this year's event, said Kathy Prospere, Area Representative for the American Cancer Society. "The Riverfront is the perfect location for this time to remember and to celebrate those survivors.
Despite the re-arrangement of schedule last year, the Miss-Lou Relay for Life raised just over $215,000.
"We'll be happy with whatever we can bring in," Prospere said. "The economy is down, but we're still optimistic and looking forward to raising money through the Relay."
The event has been named in the top 25 for the Mid-South Division and was in the top 10 for the nation for 2006-2007 per population bracket.
Prospere said there will be about 50 teams involved in the Relay, which will take place just south of the new Promise Hospital of the Miss-Lou.
Survivor's registration will take place at 4:30 p.m. and a reception hosted by Dr. Jack Rodriguez will be held at 5:15 p.m. followed by the opening prayer at 6:30 p.m.
The survivor and caretaker lap is scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
"There will be a lot of team activities and entertainment," Prospere said.
A luminary service is scheduled for about 9 p.m.
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