Missoula Relay For Life Relocates To Community Medical Center
Due to construction activity at Missoula County High School Stadium, the 2016 Missoula County Relay for Life Event is being held on the campus of Community Medical Center this Friday, June 17.
Media coordinator Matt Loomis said the event has been somewhat shortened, but all the familiar themes of the Relay for Life will still be there for participants to enjoy.
"We're going to be at the Community Medical Center campus off of Old Fort Road near the Missoula Batting Cages and the Community Cancer Center," Loomis said. "It is this Friday the 17th and instead of being a full 24 hour event, we're going to have the closing ceremonies at around midnight with a big celebration and lots of food, and it will actually end at one in the morning."
Loomis said the Relay for Life attracts a wide variety of participants.
"Because cancer affects everybody," he said. "If you're a survivor, it's a way for you to get out and get recognized, or just be around other survivors. It's also for caregivers, family members and friends who have come alongside with their support."
The Relay for Life event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday with a survivor reception with Mayor John Engen. There will be a special survivor lap at 6 p.m. and then the Luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. where names of hundreds of cancer victims and survivors will be read.
Get more information about the event at Community Medical Center this Friday here.