New Hanover Co. Relay for Life

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Dozens of people will gather at Ashley High School Friday night to participate in this year's Relay for Life event.

Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society.

The opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 Friday night and will last through Saturday morning.  A luminaries ceremony will begin around 9:00 PM, or as soon as it gets dark.

WECT will be at the event in honor of Carolina in the Morning anchor Bob Townsend, who was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

In conjunction to the Relay for Life walk, Cape Fear Cyclists are conducting a Ride for Life Saturday.

There will be two rides that Saturday morning, as follows:

  • The regular 8:00am CFC Saturday Club ride will be the River Road to Carolina Beach and the Ft Fisher Ferry loop. The only difference is that the ride will start at Ashley High School (instead of the River Road Park). It will also end at Ashley High School in time for the Relay for Life closing Ceremonies and festivities.
  • At 10:00am there will be a CFC Family Fun Ride of 8 miles primarily through neighborhood streets. This ride will also start and finish at Ashley High School.

All  Ride for Life registered participants will receive an event T-Shirt as well as free pizza and drinks at the end of the ride.

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