The Relay For Life of Mt. Juliet is Saturday, June 14 from noon to midnight at Charlie Daniels Park, 1038 Charlie Daniels Pkwy. More information is at relayforlife.org/mtjuliettn.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
Participants in the celebration take turns walking, running or otherwise circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer.
One doesn’t need to be a track star to be a winner in this race for life. The idea is for attendees to enjoy their time, dance, play games, and gather with others all while raising money to finish the fight, and provide services to cancer patients and their families.
A highlight of the event is the luminaria ceremony, or candlelight vigil, held at nightfall to honor cancer survivors, caregivers, and to remember those lost to cancer.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life reminds everyone that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten and that those who face cancer will always be supported. More than anything it makes people hopeful that one day, cancer will be eliminated for good.
This event is therapy for the mind, spirit and the heart. Since 1985, Relay For Life has spread to more than 6,100 communities in the U.S. and has become a worldwide movement, taking place in more than 20 countries.
11:45 a.m. – noon: Mascot Showdown
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremony with Spencha Baker-National Anthem. Posting of colors and pledge/ Boy Scout Troop 1204 Invocation /Mt. Juliet Chief of Police James Hambrick; Introduction of Committee Members; Spirit Stick Presentation & Judging Wilson Central Wildcat Band leading laps for Survivors; Caregivers; Laps then open for Everyone.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Blues Brokers Band -Soul and Blues / John Beardsley with a tribute to King Elvis; band breakdown followed by games on stage 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.: FDMJ vs. MJPD basketball / Mt. Juliet & Wilson Central High School Cheerleaders.
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Evermean Evergreen Cloggers
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.: Dance Competion Teams (Mt. Juliet School of Dance; Platinum Dance; Rock Star Dance 3:45-4 p.m. (band setup/ Cruise A.
4 – 5 p.m.: (band) Cruise Alley (classic rock,pop, soul & R&B
5 – 5:15 p.m.: Band breakdown.
5:15 – 5:25 p.m.: David Deaton Karate.
5:25 – 5:45 p.m.: Mt. Juliet Showcase winners performance; Carinne Burnette; SarahBeth McKinney; Tristan Lockamy; Spencha Baker
5:45 – 7 p.m. Nashville Magic Club 7-8pm Crowns For A Cure
8 – 8:15 p.m.: Balloon Release Ceremony/speaker-Danny Sellars
8:20 – 8:40 p.m.: Mt.Juliet Star Spotlight / Mallory Lawing; Skylar Eastland; Maggie Perry; Kiana and Takiah Ledo
8:40-9 p.m.: Mt. Juliet High School Choir
9 – 9:30 p.m.: Luminary Ceremony music accompaniment – Tim Thomas
930 – 9:45 p.m.: Break and band setup.
9:45 – 10:30 p.m.: Flight 101 (Beatles Sounds Band)
10:30 – 11 p.m.: Band breakdown
11 p.m. – Midnight: Zumba till Midnight by Reshas Dance Studio- Closing Ceremony Lap.