COVINGTON, Ga. - The 2019 Newton County Relay For Life event is fast approaching. A premier fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life in Newton County brings the community together to support cancer research and hopefully eliminate cancer in the very near future.
With approximately 70 community teams involved, the Relay event will again be held at The Church At Covington on Highway 142 in Covington. Beginning with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Relay For Life began in the U.S. in May 1985 when colorectal surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt, wanted to raise awareness of cancer and boost the income of his local cancer charity. He spent a grueling 24 hours circulating a track in Tacoma, Washington, and raised over US$27,000, and showed that one person really can make a difference.
Since then, Relay For Life has become the largest fundraising event for cancer in the world. Celebrated by more than 4 million people in more than 20 countries, this inspirational event empowers and unites local communities to fight cancer.
Relay 2019 in Newton County will be an event to remember. The theme this year is your favorite band and each team is expected to bring their best musical group to life. Each team will also have individual fundraisers available such as food, crafts, games, and more. There will be something available for the entire family. The entertainment schedule will be top notch with some our community’s best including The Bragg Family Band, Heather Miller, Sean Dibble, and the Potter’s House Women’s Dance Group. Other activities include the Rockin’ Divas Ms. Relay Contest, the Begging Babies, and the Road To Recovery Cardboard Car Race. Pathway Community Church will also be hosting games for the children.
With almost everyone being touched by cancer in some way, Relay is the perfect opportunity to help fight cancer through food, fun and fundraising. The community is invited to join us on Friday, April 26 at The Church At Covington to help support finding a cure for cancer.