Jefferson County Laces Up For the Annual Relay for Life Event

July 25, 2018


Get ready to run; the annual Jefferson County Relay for Life event is set to take place soon, and teams and participants are signing up now.

Relay for Life is the greatest team fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that brings communities together to fight cancer.

Activities include things like the Survivor Lap where survivors and those currently battling cancer take a lap as they are celebrated and cheered on by the community and their own personal fans.

After the Survivor Lap, Luminaria — decorated paper bags lit up by candles inside of them — are lit to honor lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and to show those impacted by cancer that they are not alone.

The Mayor’s Movie in the Park (“Jumanji”) will follow at 9:00 pm in Bicentennial Park.

This year’s theme is “Rumble in the Jungle — to Knock Out Cancer.”

The events are set to take place on September 21, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm at Bicentennial Park in Downtown Madison.

Registration is available online at, via phone at 877-958-7848, or paper registration form at Ivy Tech Community College (Madison) or German American Bank (Clifty Drive location).

Sponsorships for the event are also being sought.

Interested businesses or organizations should contact Jefferson County Relay for Life Event Co-Chairs, Andrea McDole (502-221-0119), or Melissa Shelton (812-701-7514).

Jefferson County’s Relay for Life fundraising goal is $25,000.

Proceeds from relay events across the country help the American Cancer Society fund research, patient care services, and education/prevention initiatives.