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Peter Morris, right, and his son, Jonathon Morris, share a special moment during the candlelight
ceremony at the close of Tuesday’s survivor’s banquet.
Photo by Sherrie Norris

Originally published: 2013-05-31 14:54:59
Last modified: 2013-05-31 14:55:44

Watauga Relay For Life 2013 happens June 14-15 at WHS

Relay For Life in Watauga County will be held on Friday, June 14,  beginning with set up at 2  p.m. and continuing through 8 a.m. on Saturday for those who wish to camp at the site at Watauga High School.

Event registration, for those survivors who could not attend Tuesday's dinner, will begin at 6 p.m. at the survivor's tent. 

The survivor lap will begin shortly after 7 p.m., following the opening ceremony. 
A reception for survivors will follow at their tent, where refreshments will be available. 

A caregiver's recognition will begin at 8:30 p.m., said event co-chairwoman, Kathy Idol. 

The luminaria ceremony will begin at 9:30 p.m., with the arrival of the Relay torch and the lighting of the memorial torches, followed by a bagpiper-led lap of remembrance and honor. 

Luminaria honoring each survivor currently registered with Relay For Life of Watauga County will be used to create a display of hope on the visitor's side of the bleachers at Watauga High School.

Other activities will include live entertainment, a silent auction, team raffles and items for sale at team tents and at the Relay Store. There will also be bingo, a kid's play area with large inflatables and concessions.

Relay For Life offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. 

In 2012, Relay For Life had more than 3.5 million volunteers participating in more than 5,000 events in the United States and 19 foreign countries. 

Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.