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Relay for Life kickoff Saturday in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Relay for Life of East Jefferson-Trussville and surrounding areas will hold a kickoff event at the Trussville Civic Center on Saturday.

The event will last from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Five acts from the Nashville Bound Academy of Country Music are lined up to perform. They include Addie Hoffman, Megan Markle, Skylar Wallace, Brinkley Rackstraw and Jackson Capps.

Information about Relay for Life will be presented at the event. Attendees can learn how they can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients in the area and make new friends.

There will also be door prize giveaways and a waffle bar.

Participants walk the survivors lap during the 2012 Relay for Life of East Jefferson.
file photo by Scott Buttram

All cancer survivors are encouraged to attend the event with friends and family.

The Relay for Life of East Jefferson event is scheduled for April 25 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day at the Trussville Youth Football Field in the Trussville Sports Complex.

The East Jefferson Relay’s 2013 effort garnered more than $76,000, far surpassing the $50,000 goal set earlier in the year.

Relay for Life is an event that raises funds to fight cancer and a chance to honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost. Special moments during a typical Relay for Life event include a luminaria ceremony, a fight back ceremony and a survivors lap.

For more information, find “Relay for Life of East Jefferson-Trussville and surrounding areas” on Facebook.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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