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Shenango Valley hosting Relay for Life on Saturday

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HERMITAGE, Pa. -

Hermitage's Kennedy Catholic High School is hosting Relay for Life all day Saturday into the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The Relay event is held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society to raise money for the fight against cancer.

Fund-raising for the Shenango Valley event has already eclipsed $22,000 from nearly 200 participants.  

According the ACS, participants at Relay for Life camp out in teams at community high schools, parks, or fairgrounds as they take turns walking or running around a track.  Each team is asked to have a representative walking the track during all times of the overnight event.  

The Relay at Hermitage begins with team registration at 8:00am Saturday at the Shenango Valley Freeway high school.

Walking begins two hours later 10:00am with opening ceremonies and the first team lap.

From then, the action won't stop until the sun rises Sunday morning.  Various contests and ceremonies, such as karaoke, lip sync battles, kick ball games, and a number of themed laps will be held to keep relayers active throughout the night.

One in particular, the luminaria ceremony, will begin in at 9:30pm in remembrance of cancer victims and in support of survivors. Luminaria will be sold throughout the day beginning at 10:00am.

The event will carry on for nearly 24 hours until the Sunday 6:45am closing ceremonies.  Participants will take a final lap at 7:00am.

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