Sugar Land’s “Relay for Life” overnight event slated for April 26

Teams of Sugar Land/Fort Bend County residents will gather at Oyster Creek Park on Sugar Land on April 26, at 7:00 pm for an overnight relay against cancer.

Relay For Life is a fun filled event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

The event begins with a cancer survivors lap celebrating those who have survived cancer or who are currently battling cancer.  Games, music, live entertainment encourage people all through the night.  Some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay.

The Silent Auction takes place during the first few hours of the event and has something for everyone.  Sports fans might like an autographed football from J J Watt, a gift pack donated by the Houston Dynamo or a gift pack from the Sugar Land Skeeters.  Do you like to eat?  We have gift cards Perry’s Steakhouse and other Sugar Land area restaurants  Need to work off those calories?  How about dance lessons at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Town Square?

The area merchants have been generous and we invite you to visit our event and bid on the listed items and more.  Be sure to bring your credit card.

Relay For Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place after sundown, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease.

Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer.  Luminaria may be purchased for $5 by visiting

Also a part of Sugar Land’s Relay For Life event is the “Fight Back Ceremony in which a community leader will inspire Relay participants with his or her own commitment and will challenge them to take a personal pledge of action (e.g., stop smoking, eat more healthy, exercise regularly etc.) in fighting back.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life first started in May 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt took the first step of this 24-hour walk around the track in Tacoma, Washington raising $27,000 to support the American Cancer Society.  For more information on how you can get involved in Relay visit or call 713-894-2333.

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