Relay teams from Girard and surrounding areas are gearing up for the upcoming Relay for Life to be held May 17 and 18 at Churchill Park in Liberty.
In preparation of the event, there will be a Lights of Love ceremony to kick off the event will be held Feb. 12 at Liberty High School, 1 Leopard Way.
The rally will begin at 6 p.m. with a luminaria ceremony scheduled at 6:45.
The public is invited to attend the event that will honor and remember loved ones who have battled cancer.
According to township officials, the ceremony is open to anyone who wants to learn more about Relay for Life and how to get involved.
The Relay for Life kick-off rally and Lights of Love celebration is an opportunity for everyone to come together to kick off the relay, officials said. All cancer survivors are invited to wear purple survivor shirts and those survivors attending will receive a special gift.
Lights of Love
6 p.m. rally
6:45 p.m. luminaria ceremony
Liberty High School, 1 Leopard Way
Luminaria will be sold for a donation of $10 each and Relay teams will be selling items to raise money for their teams.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out and take turns walking around a track relay-style to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, the first evening of the event, participants light hundreds of luminaria around the track in a ceremony that honors cancer survivors as well as family and friends lost to the disease.
For more information about the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life, call 800-227-2345 or visit the website, cancer.org.