Rockwood's 2019 Relay for Life takes place on June 1, at Summit High. It's scheduled from 5 p.m. – midnight. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m.
Kara White is a Rockwood Summit parent and Relay for Life committee member.
"We invite everyone to come and get information about what's happening," said White, "and this year's theme, 'Re-lei,' as in 'hula' and 'Hawaiian.' It's going to be a tropical theme."
White is also a cancer survivor.
"Relay for Life is a fabulous time to come together as a community and support the fight against cancer," she said. "We support survivors, people who are going through treatment and those we might have lost. It's for family members to come together and bond over that experience, celebrate and raise money for American Cancer Society research. We fund programs such as Feel Good/Look Better, which is a program for women with breast cancer so they can get make-up and feel better about themselves when they are going through it."
Between now and June 1, the Relay for Life committee is holding monthly informational "rally" meetings, called Relay 101. At those meetings, they discuss fundraising, team building and other important Relay concepts.
Below is the remaining Relay 101 meeting schedule:
--Summit, May 8 at 6 p.m.
"We want to get everyone involved," said White. "We've had several kids come, who want to form teams, which is awesome. We also had some adults who had never been there, and they got some great information."
Also, organizers are trying something new this year. The Mascot Promenade will feature Fredbird and Louie, the Blues mascot. The Mascot Promenade will begin at 7:15, and include the Marquette Mustang, the Wild Horse Stallion, the Uthoff Valley Viking and Green Pines' Al E. Gator. Officials are working on securing mascots from other schools in the district.
Information and answers to questions about the June 1 Rockwood Relay for Life event is available on their Facebook page.