LOCK HAVEN – The annual Clinton County For Life Relay will be held in Riverview Park from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. And everyone is invited to participate in the event which will include vendors, games, presentations, a Tai Chi demonstration, speakers, music, Bark for Life, a segment focused on fundraising for cancer of the ‘child, and much more.
A local motivational speaker will be one of the highlights of the event.
His name is Willard Barth, who grew up in Lock Haven and at the age of 8 had cancer and lost a leg. He became an athlete in the Keystone Central School District. After graduation, he developed a career as a national motivational speaker. Willard has agreed to donate his services for this event and will speak at 10:30 am tentatively.
This year’s theme is cinema. The Dems Kick Cancer team chose Alice in “Wonderland” and it is expected that there will be many equally engaging and fun themes chosen by the teams, according to Roxanne Embick, who is in charge of this year’s relay.
Another exciting event during the relay is Bark for Life at 4 p.m., to honor and celebrate the long-standing contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients.
This event allows the community and its canine caregivers to take a stand against cancer.
“Our furry companions are so important to recovery. They know when you need a lift and when to lay down next to you when you feel bad. It’s a great way to honor them and support the American Cancer Society ”, Embick said.
The American Cancer Society’s Childhood Cancer Initiative, Gold Together Employers and Individuals raise funds that directly support research, education, advocacy and service, as well as advocacy efforts. cancer prevention that could reduce the risk of cancer in children later in life.
Cora’s crew is the #GoldTogether team for Relay For Life in County Clinton.
“Our family has been touched by childhood cancer. This is why we are relaying and have become a #GoldTogetherTeam ”, said Elaine Strouse, team captain. “We would like to pay tribute to childhood cancer survivors at the Relay For Life event.
The Gold Together movement was created by Cole Eicher, childhood brain cancer survivor and Relay For Life volunteer, whose dream is to have a Gold Together team at every Relay For Life event. Its vision is to raise awareness of childhood cancer, support families facing childhood cancer, and connect these families to a life of resources through the American Cancer Society.
The Clinton County Relay For Life event is part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life movement, which is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save cancer lives. At Relay For Life events, participants celebrate those who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for life-saving change.
The money raised helps ACS fund and conduct cutting-edge research and gives cancer patients and their families the resources they need, such as free trips to chemo, free accommodation near hospitals and a 24/7 live helpline for answers and support. If this year’s Bark For Life event is a success, it will become an annual event at Relay For Life.
Learn more about Bark For Life and other ways to get involved in the Relay For Life movement by contacting Embick at 570-660-1907 or by visiting RelayForLife.org/PAClintonCounty.
Relay For Life Calendar of Events
July 31, 2021
10:00 am – Opening ceremony
10:15 am – Survivors’ tour
10:30 am – Speaker Willard Barth (provisional)
Musical selection “Clouds”– Jenn Meanor accompanied on the keyboard
11:40 am – Team round
Noon – Tai Chi demonstration
1 p.m. – Haven Performing Arts Dance Team
2:00 p.m. – Giant Kickball Game
3 p.m. – Whole body health and fitness – Fitness dance with Lori Hoy, coach / instructor
3:30 p.m. – Lip Sync Battle, registration with DJ before 2 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – Bark for Life Presentation on Cancer in Pets, Pets as Caregivers by Dr. Ashley Munro of Oak Hollow Animal Hospital.
5 p.m. – Live music by Jason Brown and Joel Long.
6:00 p.m. – Cool car relay parade; bring a bag to catch candy.
7 p.m. – Film (to be determined)
9 p.m. – Luminaria and Silent Lap ceremony in honor or in memory of our loved one who fought against cancer.
9.45 p.m. – Closing ceremony