The Relay for Life committee will host a kick-off event for team captains on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at Roane State Community College.
“We’re going to be serving dinner for everyone who comes,” said Lindsey Lawson, publicity chair for the Relay for Life committee.
Captains of teams participating in Relay for Life are invited to this event. Any group such as a church, business, or organization can form a team.
The purpose of the event is to provide captains with information.
“Any team who is not signed up already, we can do that there,” Lawson said. “We will also be discussing the event.”
The Relay for Life committee will begin to hold team captain meetings at Jacksboro Middle School the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.
Relay for Life will be held May 17 at JMS this year. It will begin at 5 p.m. and is supposed to end around 1 a.m.
The Relay for Life committee has set as a goal to raise $85,000 this year. At last year’s event, around $75,000 was raised.
Money raised is donated to the American Cancer Society. (Those interested in more information contact Lawson at 907-1327).