Hundreds to participate in cancer Relay For Life Saturday

Greg Fischer Editor-in-chief

The day has come. This Saturday, March 10 Cabela's will host the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ascension Parish from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Participants unite for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ascension Parish to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness – each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer.

Relay For Life sent us the following information: The relay will begin with opening ceremony at 3 p.m. with guest speakers, the first lap will be Cancer Survivors, and their caregivers will join them on lap two. There will be many activities such as a balloon release, a Luminaria ceremony, a scavenger hunt, performances from local high school cheerleaders and choirs, the "Dude looks like a lady contest," children's activities, great food, and much more.

Moreover, Rachel Lambert of Dutchtown High School is a cancer survivor, and during the Luminaria ceremony she will speak about her cancer journey and sing a song. Courtney Langlois Taylor will speak on behalf of her daughter Paislee who is a cancer survivor.

The closing ceremony begins at 10 p.m. Cabela's is located at 2200 Cabelas Parkway in Gonzales. For more information contact Kimberly Myers at 225-715-0987 or