Relay for Life scheduled for April

Kountze High School will be host to the event.

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

The Hardin/South Jasper County Relay For Life is hosting its annual event on April 24 at Kountze High School stadium.

Teams are currently forming, and the organization is seeking more teams, as well as survivors and caregivers to join Relay For Life.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

The funds raised help fight against cancer, and help honor the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year.

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground.

Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

The Relay For Life in Kountze will begin at 6 p.m. and run through 12 a.m.

For those that wish to form a team, or those that are survivors or caregivers can register at

For more information, contact Donya McLaurin at 409-658-1741, Nancy Neel at 409-201-4970, or Melissa McNeely at 409-658-3097.

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