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Upshur County Relay for Life to hold smaller Relay event Saturday

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. –– Upshur County Relay for Life has modified Saturday’s event schedule due to an increase in COVID cases locally.

Upshur Relay for Life chair Robin Oldaker said, “This decision was made with input from Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department, the American Cancer Society and our local Upshur County Relay for Life Committee. We believe that this is the safest decision for all to be able to have a modified event and still honor those fighting cancer and remember those who lost the battle with cancer.”

The event will still be held at Jawbone Park on Saturday, Aug. 14. Survivors are invited to register between 8 and 9 p.m. At 9 p.m., cancer survivor Tina Eddy will share her story. There will be music by Donna Foster. A luminaria ceremony will close out the event. Individuals who ordered T-shirts may pick their shirt up at the event.

Those attending are encouraged to socially distance and wear a mask. Please follow the signs that will be displayed at the park to help with social distancing.

DJ Brad Allen will emcee the event.

The theme for the 2021 Relay for Life event is Lasso a Cure.

Although 2020 and 2021 have been challenging due to COVID, new teams and volunteers are always welcome. Those wanting to get involved in Relay for Life may may call Robin Oldaker at 304-940-1577, email upshurelay@gmail.com or contact the Upshur County Relay for Life Facebook page.

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