Bradley’s 25th Anniversary Relay for Life Event This Saturday


 Lights, Camera, Cure is this year’s Relay for Life theme as they gear up for big things to celebrate their Silver 25th Anniversary event happening on Saturday, May 19 at Cleveland High School. Because a 25th anniversary is typically a ‘silver’ celebration, this year’s team is a ‘Silver Screen’ theme. Teams have the opportunity to base their group off of a specific movie or genre. Themes like Jurassic Park, Sandlot, Star Wars and Wizard of Oz are already taken, but there are still so many possibilities for teams to express themselves.

The event on Saturday will have free admission, yoga in the morning, Zumba in the afternoon, music in the evening, rock climbing throughout the day, a 'Hands on the Jeep' PS4 giveaway, the very first Light in the Night 5K run and the annual luminary ceremony. And at this silver screen-themed event, you're sure to see teams and guests dressed up in their favorite movie characters and genres, with the best lookalike winning a prize!

Starting all the way back in 1993, Bradley County’s Relay for Life started as a 25-hour event, even though it was required to have at least a 24-hour event. And although the event has now been shortened to 12 hours, it's still packed full of fun for the whole community, all while raising money for a great cause. “Relay for Life is and has been a great opportunity for anyone who has been touched by any type of cancer to come back and celebrate those who have survived, to remember those who aren’t with us anymore and to raise money so people don’t have to hear the words, ‘You have cancer.’ It’s a great family-friendly event for people to come out and participate,” says Chrissy Seal, Community Manager at Relay for Life in Bradley County.

As the sky grows darker, the very first Light in the Night 5K run will begin. Immediately following the 5K, the annual luminary ceremony will start as white paper bags with candles inside, which can be purchased at the event, will line the walkway as participants take one final silent lap around the track.

The goal this year is to have 60 teams. And with just a few spots away from the goal, they're looking for eager teams to sign up and be a part of changing lives. Bradley County’s Lights, Camera, Cure Relay for Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 9 AM to 9 PM at Cleveland High School. For more information or to sign up your team, you can visit their website at To register for the Light in the Night 5K, you can visit for all the events is open until the day of.

Erik McNair