Annual Relay for Life events kick-off across East Tennessee

Survivors of cancer. take a lap at Relay for Life.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Relay For Life season is back as the American Cancer Society hosts its signature fundraiser across Knoxville and the surrounding communities.

Events begin April 7 at the University of Tennessee and will be taking place throughout the spring and summer months. The East Tennessee American Cancer Society office has worked to combine several events so that smaller events may share resources and ultimately make a greater impact with dollars raised at the event.

Knoxville will combine the North Knox and Metro Knox events into Relay for Life of Knox County, which takes place June 2 at World’s Fair Park.  The newly created Lakeway Region event, which will take place on May 12 in Morristown, is a collaboration of Grainger, Jefferson, and Hamblen counties.  WATE 6 On Your Side is pleased to be a sponsor for nine regional events listed below.

Bo Williams and Whitney Good with Sophia Conerly at the Sevier County Relay for Life

Relay For Life is a team fundraising event in which community members come together to walk in honor of cancer patients and their journeys. Each event is unique and provides a family friendly atmosphere for participants of all ages. In addition to the walk, teams participate in fundraising activities onsite including food sales, children’s games, face-painting, baked goods and crafts sales, and more.

All proceeds from team fundraising support the American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated to saving lives through extensive research as well as providing financial assistance for cancer patients everywhere. The American Cancer Society also helps patients locate their local resources such as medical equipment, transportation and lodging, among other services.

To learn more about Relay For Life, sign-up to participate, or to make a donation to any registered team or participant, click below on the relay name for your area:

Event Location Date Time
University of Tennessee Fiji Island April 7th 6 p.m.-Midnight
Roane County Roane State Community College April 21st 5-11 p.m.
Anderson County Melton Lake Park May 5th 5 p.m.-Midnight
Blount County Maryville College May 5th 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Lakeway Region First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, Morristown May 12th 6-11 p.m.
Knox County World’s Fair Park June 2nd 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sevier County Patriot Park June 2nd 4 p.m.-Midnight
Cocke County Newport City Park June 9th 5 p.m.-Midnight
Claiborne County Harrogate City Park September 15th 6 p.m.-Midnight

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