Groups from across Raleigh will gather this week for Relay for Life, the annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
This year’s relay will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Leesville Road High School and end at 7 a.m. Saturday.
Teams, many from local churches, will walk non-stop around the track throughout the night to make the point that cancer never sleeps.
The event begins with a lap for all those affected by cancer, followed by a special lap for cancer survivors and then a lap to honor those who are caregivers for cancer patients. At 9 p.m., a luminary ceremony will honor those who have lost their lives to cancer.
To end the event, a final lap will celebrate the strides that have been taken in the fight against cancer.
Relay for Life is designed to remember those lost to cancer, honor those who have survived it and raise money for the work done by the American Cancer Society.
To register a team, go to goo.gl/bJ9nmV.
“If you could ask God one question, what would you ask?”
The Raleigh Church of Christ has built a summer series around that question. Special speakers have been invited to tackle 12 different questions ranging from “why are we here?” to “will we recognize each other in heaven?”
The events will be on Wednesday evenings in June, July and August. For a lineup of topics and speakers, go to www.raleighchurchofchrist.org/12questions.
Raleigh Church of Christ is at 911 Barringer Drive.
Potluck and promenade
Millbrook United Methodist Church in Raleigh is hosting a hoedown throw down at its Potluck and Square Dancing night Sunday, June 11.
A potluck supper will begin at 5 p.m., followed by open square dancing for participants age 10 and older between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
No dance experience necessary. For details, go to http://millbrookumc.org/coming-up.
Living Word Family Church in Wake Forest will present “A Night with John Crist” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9.
Crist is a comedian who is known for his “Church Hunters” comedy sketches. His humor is described as clean, edgy and appropriate for all ages.
Tickets to the show are $15 and are available through lwfc.org/events.
Living Word Family Church is at 10520 Star Road in Wake Forest.
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