Saturday: Reston Relay For Life at South Lakes HS

Reston Relay For Life 2014/Courtesy American Cancer SocietyHundreds of cancer survivors, their family members and people in Reston who want to help a good cause will camp out all night Saturday at South Lakes High School’s football field at the Reston Relay For Life.

Relay For Life events are organized all over the country by the American Cancer Society. Participants of all ages mainly fundraise in teams — and those teams have to have a member walking around the outdoor track at all times.

As of Wednesday, 55 teams (703 participants) had raised more than $135,000. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

The deadline to enter is Friday. If you are going to just see the scene, admission is free. Here is what else you need to know:

Cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to a special luncheon (and special lap around the track at the event’s start) beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The event formally begins at 1 p.m. and runs until 7 a.m. Sunday.

There will be musical entertainment and activities such as yoga and Zumba classes and a youth rally. See the exact lineup on the event website.

At 9 p.m., there will be a luminara ceremony, where the track will be lighted by special candles to remember those who have lost their fight with cancer.

Relay For Life Reston takes place rain or shine.

Photo: Reston Relay For Life 2014/Courtesy American Cancer Society

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