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“Walk The Walk” cancer benefit set for July 11 in city park PDF Print E-mail

Proceeds from purchase of luminaries in the northeast picnic shelter, along with the bags themselves, will be taken to Ogallala for the annual Relay For Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society on July 20. Any donation welcome. Enjoy an evening in the park—walk the course or simply support the cause.

By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
Perkins County residents are invited to a special event to honor, remember, encourage or memorialize those who have been victims of cancer.
This year “Thunder on the Highline” is hosting a fund raising event called “Walk the Walk” to be held on Wednesday July 11, prior to the free movie night in the park.    
The public is being offered the opportunity to participate in this fundraising activity and get a first hand taste of what Relay for Life is all about.
Luminaries will be available that evening in the picnic shelter in the northeast corner of the park for a donation of $10 each. The bags can be purchased and decorated that evening and then set and lit along the pathway at the park.  
Participants are invited to walk prior to the start of the movie, view the luminaries and reflect on the many lives cancer has touched.   
All of the proceeds collected from the evening, as well as the luminaries, will be gathered and presented to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event in Ogallala scheduled for July 20.
The event at the Grant City Park on July 11 will take the place of the benefit concert which has been held the past three years.
Luminary sales, decorations and donations will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  A short presentation will precede “Walk the Walk” which is scheduled from 8-9:30 p.m. The free PG-13 movie, Moneyball, begins at dusk.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the evening, and no one is obligated in any aspect of the event —it is optional to purchase a luminary, walk the course, or watch the free movie–but it is an opportunity for the county’s communities to come together in support of the fight against cancer.
Those wishing to purchase and decorate a luminary bag prior to the event may call Toni Wyatt 352-2277 or Deb Hansen 352-2215.