The Relay for Life of Vance County is scheduled to proceed as planned Friday, according to Jon Charest, a community manager with the American Cancer Society. He said this was a local decision made by the local committee.
Rain will not be an issue. If there is lightning, that changes things for safety reasons. WIZS will have the latest.
WIZS 1450 AM and wizs.com, along with updates on facebook.com/wizsradio and twitter.com/wizsradio, will broadcast live from the event. This year’s RELAY will be from 3:00 p.m. Friday until 12:00 midnight at Southern Vance High School.
The following is straight from the Relay for Life of Vance County Facebook Page and is published with permission:
Just one day till Relay For Life of Vance County! We are still planning on having the event despite the rain.
The weather forecast has changed every time we’ve looked at it so this was a hard decision to make. We are hoping for no thunderstorms because if we have lightning then we need to cancel. So please keep an eye on the weather. Plan to be with us even in the rain. If you see lightning then please either don’t come out or head to your vehicle if you are at the event. We will announce any updates during the event as needed.
If we endure a little rain for Relay For Life that will be a minor concern compared to the struggle our cancer patients are going through and our survivors have been through during their fight against cancer. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to the event. Just ask people to dress accordingly and bring an umbrella.
Teams are welcome to begin to set up at the track today after 5 PM. Setup on Friday can begin anytime after 9 AM. Remember that no vehicles will be allowed on the track after 2:30 PM or depending on the weather.