Relay for Life

By: Beth Shayne
By: Beth Shayne

Rain or shine, they say, they'll relay because cancer doesn't stop with the weather.

Relay for Life is an annual 24-hour walk-a-thon. Teams raise money to participate, and will likely raise well over $100,000 this weekend. It's held in Meridian Township, St. Johns, and Grand Ledge each year, and this year they've picked the wet one to hold it.

Grand Ledge's relay is held at Beagle Middle School beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday. St. Johns' event is held at City Park, also at 3 p.m. (This year is their tenth annual.) Meridian Township will hold their event at Chippewa Middle School beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Grand Ledge was rained out last year, but they say only very severe weather will stop their relay this year. They have the middle school cafeteria set up for shelter, and they say they'll simply be flexible with times of scheduled events throughout the walk.

Race organizers have set up a voicemail with updates on those hour-by-hour plans as this storm blows in. For St. Johns' info, call 517-242-0730. For the Grand Ledge event, call 517-644-1405.


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