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Relay for Life at Hawk Stadium Friday
(5/17/12)

By: Sherrie Williams
Iowa Park Relay for Life will kick-off Friday at Iowa Park High School Hawk Stadium.

Activities start at 6 p.m. with a Zumba warm up followed by the opening ceremonies and various activities until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Survivors and Caregivers Dinner
Survivors and Caregivers Dinner is being held at 6:30 this evening at the Prestyn.

Relay
Friday evening the event kicks-off at 6 p.m. at Iowa Park High School Hawk Stadium with a Zumba Warm-up.
At 7 p.m. the opening ceremonies start with the high school ROTC presenting the colors and Amber Morrow and Madison Fulfer performing the national anthem. Invocation will be given by Cody Parks.
The survivor lap will start roughly at 7:30 p.m. followed by caregiver, military/city and school officials.
The team will be announced following that and the team walking will begin.

Themed Laps
8 p.m. - My Future is so Bright - walker will wear funky sun glasses
9 p.m. - Oldest relay t-shirt
10:30 p.m. - Light the night (glow items)
11 p.m. - Scrabble hour
12:30 a.m. - Pajama jam
1:30 a.m. - Crazy hat/hair
2:30 a.m. - Skip for a cure
3:30 a.m. - Best bed head
4:30 a.m. - Get loud!!
5:30 a.m. - Lei cancer to rest
On Stage Activities
7:30-8:30/45 - Band - CrossFire
8:45-9:00 - Iowa Park Kid Football Cheerleaders - in front of stage during band change
9:00-9:45 - Band - 4-D
10:00-10:30 p.m. - Luminaria Ceremony
10:45-11:30p.m. - Band - Broadcasting on all Frequencies
11:30 p.m. - Mr. Relay Pageant intro (evening wear)
12 a.m. - Fight Back ceremony
12:15 - Frozen t-shirt contest
12:30 - Wing eating contest
12:45-1:30 - B-Team heroes
1:30 - Mr. Relay Pageant swimsuit wear
Announce winner
2 a.m. - Beat Box contest
3 a.m. - Karaoke contest
4 a.m. - Donut hole eating contest
4:30 a.m. - ZUMBA
6:30 a.m. - Rooster crowing contest

Jami Fulfer is the 2012 Event Chair of the Iowa Park Relay for Life.

Steve Harris was named honorary chair of this year’s relay.

Jami has worked for months to coordinate 12 hours of activities and work with “I took on the Event Chair for Relay for Life because being an advocate for the American Cancer Society is the least I can do to give back to those who are fighting so hard to hold onto life or those who fought such an extraordinary battle and gone on to a better place,” Jami said. “My father-in-law, Lynn Fulfer, was the epitome of what a survivor is all the way to his last breath. We came together as a family to support his courageous battle and we will continue to desperately search for a world with more birthdays, celebrate, remember, fight back.”

According to Jami the goal set for the Iowa Park Relay is $32,000 and they are just over $10,000 from reaching that with a total of $21,209 having been raised as of Wednesday for the Iowa Park Relay.

Jami also said Friday is her 30th birthday and she is challenging her friends and family to donate $30 to Relay for Life in observation of her birthday.

In addition to the activities several of the teams will have booths offering a variety of items to purchase including food, drinks, accessories, and games.

They include: Fulfer Fight Club - inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, hamburgers, drawing; All Together For a Cure; Huntin For a Cure - messages to heaven, nachos, hair bows and accessories; Walkin Warriors - hot dogs, melanoma shirts and bracelets, luminaries; Job @ the Hut - sponsoring wing eating contest, cinnamon sticks, chocolate dunkers; Tumornators - candy, balloons to sell ; The Whoo Fighters - Whoo Hair, hair paint, painting nails; Sportin For a Cure - activities with the Whoo Fighters; Glow Worms - light up/glow in the dark items; Kidwell Pink Ladies - photo booth, cotton candy, candy; First assembly of God - funnel cakes, fishing game, sand dig; Kens - pizza, drinks; Blastin out Cancer - Relay Jail, games; Team Harris - Battling the Beast - balloon pop game, pie throwing, baked goods, min2win games, soft drinks, water, hot choc/coffee; Happy Feet - popcicles, pop corn, flip flops; and The Wiggles - silent auction and drinks.