The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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July 5, 2014

Relay for Life to honor real-life heroes

Crusaders without capes fighting against cancer

WINDBER — “Not all Heroes Wear Capes,” the Windber Relay for Life 2014 event, will be held from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday at Windber Recreational Park along Route 160.

The event is the 13th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Windber.

Fifteen relay teams and hundreds of walkers from Windber and surrounding areas are expected.

They will light more than 800 luminaria and anticipate raising more than $91,000 to support the American Cancer Society.

Teams will keep at least one member moving around the track throughout the night.

Booths and activities will be continue throughout the day on Friday, and concessions will be available from noon to 6 p.m.

Activities will include a “car bash” and superhero photo ops throughout the day, superhero trivia at 2 and a children’s scavenger hunt from noon to 4.

The opening ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, and a fight back ceremony will be held at 5.

A cancer survivors and caregivers lap at 6 will honor all cancer survivors and recognize the efforts of caregivers as they walk the first lap around the track together.

A homemade cake auction at 7 will raise funds for the cause.

A luminaria service will begin at 8:30 Friday. Bags may be purchased for a donation in memory or honor of someone who has been touched by cancer.

There will be band entertainment at night, minute-to-win-it games at 2 a.m. and a closing ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Information: 341-0928 or visit Windber Relay for Life’s Facebook page.

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