Rockin’ for Relay joins 10th annual benefit plans

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR — The 10th annual Relay for Life Taylor is fast approaching, and teams are signing up and gearing up with fund-raising plans in advance of the 24-hour marathon beginning at 10 a.m. May 19 at Heritage Park.

As of last week, more than 60 teams and nearly 400 participants raised more than $30,000 for the American Cancer Society, and plans for the remaining weeks before the event include “Rockin’ for the Relay,” hosted by the Rockers Team.

A night of classic rock is on tap at the Taylor Eagles Hall, 23900 Goddard, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Tribute bands include Sons of Detroit, The Nighmare (Alice Cooper), Katmandu (Bob Seger) and Rock City Voodoo (Stevie Ray Vaughan). Doors open at 6 p.m., and music and dancing continue until 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 in advance available at www.netpix.com.

Plans for Relay For Life Taylor continue to be finalized, and certain traditions held at all Relay events include a Survivor’s Lap, Luminaria Ceremony at dusk with candles lit in honor of a cancer victim or survivor, and the FIght Back Ceremony in which participants make a personal stand in the fight against cancer.

For more information on the Rockers fundraiser and Relay For Life Taylor 2012, go to www.relayforlife.org.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)

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