Relay for Life slated for Friday night

POMEROY — United in the Fight Against Cancer: this is the overall Relay For Life theme for Meigs County.

The 19th annual Relay For Life of Meigs County event leadership team is taking that seriously and aiming to end cancer with this year’s shortened six-hour team-based walking event. Hundreds of Meigs County residents will take part in this year’s version of the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event.

The event will be held at the Meigs County Fairgrounds and runs Friday from 6 p.m. until midnight. The six-hour team based walking event has a variety of entertainment and activities planned this year.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Survivor Registration

6 p.m. Opening Ceremony

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Survivor Reception (Coon Hunter BLDG) Entertainment: Harmony Connection

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Swinging Seniors

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Luminary Service

9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Rockin’ Reggie

11:30 p.m. – Midnight Closing Ceremony

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any and all parts of the event. With support, the American Cancer Society is able to provide services and programs to people, and can continue to fund cancer research to find cures.

In order to participate in the services and programs, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-2345 or find more information at to learn about the day-to-day help and emotional support the organization provides. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to help people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back.

To sign up or donate, visit If you have any questions about this year’s Relay For Life event, contact Event Lead Pam Roach at 740-444-1247 or ACS staff partner Chad Gardner at 1-888-227-6446 ex. 3210 or [email protected]