Massac Relay for Life and Benefit Events

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Saturday, May 19 
Massac County Relay for Life: Give Cancer the Boot
4-10 p.m.
Downtown Market Street, Metropolis

The annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society is a community event where teams and individuals set up campsites and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams will be selling pork burgers, barbecue, potatoes, nachos, rib eye sandwiches, lemon and orange shake ups and more. There will be children’s games throughout the afternoon and evening, and local entertainment.

Rain location is Massac County Community Center by Massac County HIgh School. Hopefully it won’t be needed. For information,  contact Lindsay DuBois at or 618-288-2320.  WebsiteFacebook.


MC:  Bobby Cook & Steve Schwetman (Bobby & Steve in the Morning 93.3 WKYQ)
DJ:  Gavin Hayes and Dusty Davis

3:00 p.m. Registration Begins:

4:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony 
We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.
Prayer: Pastor John Kiehl, Fatih Lutheran
National Anthem: Taylen Ashby
Presentation of the Colors: Boy Scouts Troop 101 Metropolis
Survivor Ambassador: David Hannon, of Metropolis, formerly of Vienna, who is currently battling brain cancer.

Survivor/Caregiver Walk at end of Opening Ceremony
Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. They will take a celebratory first lap to start the event. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

4:30 p.m. Accounting Opens and Massac County High Jazz Band

5:00 p.m. Haircuts for Hope (closes at 7 p.m.)

5:30 p.m. Sixth & Girard Band 

6:30 p.m. Beth Clanahan 

7:30 p.m. Easter Dance Team 

8:00 p.m. Luminaria Sales Close and Accounting Closes

8:30 p.m. Dusty Davis

9:00 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony and Silent Lap
During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

10:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony 
Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It’s a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.

Earlier Events

Saturday, May 5  (register by April 28)
Relay For Life  Survivor Breakfast
9 – 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis
This complimentary breakfast is for those in Massac County who have battled all forms of cancer, those who are still in treatment, and those who have been cancer-free for decades. You are welcome to bring a caregiver or loved one with you to the meal. Please RSVP by April 28th at Survivors must register for the Relay for Life at the breakfast, on the website, or calling 800-227-2345 option 2. Hosted by Psi Eta Sorority. Facebook.

Saturday, May 5
Waldo Baptist Church Relay for Life Roadblock
8 a.m.
12th and Metropolis streets, Metropolis
Please come by the roadblock and donate. All the money raised goes to ACS Relay for Life. For information, contact Lisa Davis or the church office, 618-638-2444 or 618-564-2180, or send email to

Monday, April 28
ACS Relay for Life Annual Plant and Bake Sale
8 a.m. – Noon
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 520 Ferry St., Metropolis
Plants of all kinds, yard and garden accessories, and baked goods will be offered in addition to a variety of other items. Everyone is invited. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Saturday, April 21
St. John’s Annual Chicken and Dumpling Supper
4:30 – 7 p.m.
St. John’s Church, 6201 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis
Come and meet old friends and make new ones. Free will donations will be accepted with the proceeds going to Relay for Life. Carry-outs available. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Through May 19
Cardinal Baseball Getaway Raffle
City National Bank Main, 423 Ferry St., Metropolis
City National Bank Branch, 2070 E. 5th St., Metropolis
Four box seats to the Cardinals vs Braves baseball game on Saturday, June 30, 6:15 pm. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. Spending money of $300 also included. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Tickets may be purchased from any CNB employee.

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