2017 Crawford County Relay for Life will be held Saturday
Dan Sanderson | Staff Writer
Volunteers on Saturday will add to the community’s framework and resources to help crush cancer.
The Crawford County Relay For Life will be held on Saturday, July 8, in the Grayling City Park.
“The theme this year is ‘Manufacturing a Cure,’ which plays on all of the manufacturing done in Crawford County,” said Nancy Goodyear, an events coordinator for the Crawford County Relay for Life.
Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The opening ceremony and first lap is at 11 a.m.
Survivors and caregivers receive a free lunch at noon.
“They can also receive free manicures and massages in the Pampered Tent from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,” Goodyear said.
The goal is to raise $37,500 to help find a cure for cancer. The Relay for Life of Crawford is currently at $14,469 for 2017.
“That money is used in our county for the free wig program at Salon Rue, for the Look Good Feel Better program at the hospital, for free rides to appointments, and many other services offered through the American Cancer Society,” Goodyear said.
Currently, there 19 teams participating including the “manufacturing” businesses of Weyerhaeuser, Georgia-Pacific, Springs Window Fashions, and Cooper Standard.
“We also have Chemical Bank, Northland Area Federal Credit Union, Snap Fitness, Hometown Realty, Grayling Hospital’s Cancer & Infusion Center, Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Michelson Methodist church, and other family teams,” Goodyear said.
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.relayforlife.org/crawfordcountymi.
2017 Crawford County Relay for Life event schedule
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration and Set Up
11 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
11:30 a.m. - Box Car Registration
Noon - Mission Moment: Michelson Methodist
12:30 p.m. - Look Good Feel Better Blindfolded Makeover
1 p.m. - Mission Moment: Families Against Cancer
1:05 p.m. - Survivor Caregiver Ceremonies and Laps
1:30 p.m. - Mission Moment: Feel Good Inc.
1:35 - Still Kicking
2 p.m. - Mission Moment: Snappy Walkers
2:05 p.m. - Steve Allen
2:30 p.m. - Mission Moment: Hope is Reality
2:30 a.m. - Zumba
3 p.m. - Mission Moment: Cooper Standard
3:05 p.m. - Ceremony: Fight Back
3:30 p.m. - Mission Moment: Credit Union Crawford Team
3:35 p.m. - Time Machine
4 p.m. - Mission Moment: Springs Window Fashions
4:30 p.m. - Fear Factor
5 p.m. - Mission Moment: Weyerhaeuser
5:05 p.m. - Mr. Casey
5:30 p.m. - Mission Moment: MHC Cancer Infusion
5:35 p.m. - Steel Syndicate
6 p.m. - Mission Moment: Business Loop Group
6:05 p.m. Lip Sync
6:30 p.m. - Mission Moment: Home Team
6:35 p.m. Lip Sync Continued
7 p.m. Mission Moment: Team Candi
7:30 p.m. - The Banjo Picker Barry Van Guilder
8 p.m. Mission Moment: Blarney Stone Broadcasting
8:30 p.m. - Seth and Noah Show/Brianna
9 p.m. - Mission Moment: Angels of Conflict
9:30 p.m. - Eat it or Wear it
10:30 p.m. - Ceremony: Luminaria
11 p.m. - DJ Chad’s Dance Party
Midnight - Ceremony: Closing
2 p.m. - Team Captain meeting
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Silent Auction
8 p.m. - Team Captain meeting
10 a.m. to noon - Shred Truck in Spike’s Keg ‘O’ Nails parking lot
Noon - Survivor Luncheon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Survivor Pampered Tent
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Box Car Race: Angles of Conflict; and Yoga with Amy
5:30 p.m. - Frozen T-Shirt Contest
6:30 p.m. - Let Them Eat Pie Contest
7:30 p.m. Relay Team Tug of War
8:30 p.m. Bag Race
11:30 p.m. Team Banner
Noon - Construction: hard hats; gloves; and giant tools
12:30 p.m. - Umbrella
1 p.m. - Survivor
1:30 p.m. - Vintage Relay shirt
2 p.m. - Star Wars
2:30 p.m. - Toga
3 p.m. - Limbo
3:30 p.m. - Big Hair Bands
4 p.m. - Harry Potter
4:30 p.m. - Wacky Hat
5 p.m. Reverse
5:30 p.m. - Crazy Socks
6 p.m. - Three Legged
6:30 p.m. - Favorite Sports Team
7 p.m. - Super Hero
7:30 p.m. - Super Hero
8 p.m. - Bunny Hop
8:30 p.m. - Prince/Princess Lap
9 p.m. - Congo Lap
9:30 p.m. - Favorite Sports Team
10 p.m. Luminaria/Silent
11 p.m. - Make Some Noise
11:30 p.m. - Glow in the Dark
Dunkers R Us
Noon - Mike Petrie
1 p.m. - Dave Vargo from Paddle Hard Brewing
2 p.m. - Tim Sanchez
2:30 p.m. - Doc Oppermann
4:30 p.m. - Judge Monte
9 p.m. - Mike Petrie
All Day Activities
Obstacle Course from Michigan National Guard
Noon to 9 p.m. - Dunk Tank
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Photo Booth