Relay for Life set for May 11

Cornell College’s annual Relay for Life will run from 7 p.m. May 11 to 7 a.m. May 12.

The night will include games, demonstrations and ceremonies throughout, starting with an opening ceremony and survivor lap at 8 p.m. There will also be free food throughout the night.

There will also be a Fight Back ceremony at 1:30 a.m. and a closing ceremony at 6 a.m. Students will offer dancing classes, exhibitions, games, face painting and more. A complete schedule is below and you can find out more about the event here.

The college’s Office of Civic Engagement and volleyball team are also hosting a Relay Recess on Thursday, May 3 at Washington Elementary in Mount Vernon. This is the fourth annual Relay Recess (formerly named Mini-Relay for Life), a fun way to educate children about cancer and cancer prevention. The event is specially designed by the  American Cancer Society for elementary students.

Relay For Life May 11-12 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Opening Ceremony/Luminaria Ceremony/Survivor Lap 8 p.m.

Fight Back Ceremony 1:30

Closing Ceremony 6 a.m.

9-10 p.m.: Capoeira (exhibition/teaching a class)

9-10 p.m.: Sister 4 Sister (face painting/ “Why do you Rock” Station)

10-10:30 p.m.: Cheerleaders (performance/cheer clinic)

10:15-10:45 p.m.: BACO (Bingo)

10:45-11 p.m.: PINQ Performance

11-11:30 p.m.: Slick Shoes (class)

11:30 p.m.-midnight: Chess and Games (Egg Race and DDR)

Midnight-12:30 a.m.: Dance Team (dance clinic)

12:30-1 a.m.: Octave

1 a.m.-1:30 a.m.: Fight Back Ceremony

1:30-2 a.m.: Octave

2 a.m.: Lyrically Inclined

2:30 a.m.: Women’s Basketball Team (Knockout)

3 a.m.: Volleyball Team

3:30-5 a.m.: Games (Frozen T-shirt contest, Toilet Paper Beauty Pageant, Pie Eating Contest, Dodgeball, etc.)

5-6 a.m.: Yoga

5:45 a.m.: Sunrise Lap

6 a.m.: Closing Ceremony