Relay For Life of Dearborn and Ohio Counties has a new venue in 2019.  The event will be held Saturday, May 18 from 11 am to 11 pm at the Todd/Creech Memorial Park in Lawrenceburg.

Several past local Relay For Life events have been held at South Dearborn High School.

This year’s theme is “Scaring Cancer: A Relay Halloween.” Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event. Although every Relay For Life event is different, they do have a few things in common.

Opening Ceremony- Time to get started. The event is kicked off by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.

Survivor/Caregiver Walk- Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. Their strength and courage are honored with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

Luminaria Ceremony- During this ceremony, everyone touched by cancer is represented with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

Closing Ceremony- The closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It’s a time to celebrate what has been accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.