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Bryan County Relay for Life this Friday
Relay for Life
Teams line up for the opening ceremonies at the 2016 Bryan County Relay for Life. - photo by File photo

The Bryan County Relay for Life is scheduled for 7-11 p.m. Friday at J.F. Gregory Park.

Sam Hodges, community manager for the American Cancer Society, said there are 17 teams registered to participate, which is four more than last year.

The event raised about $60,000 in 2016, and this year’s goal is $42,000.

The opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. and include a Survivor’s Lap and a Caregiver’s Lap. There will be games and food available and the event is open to the public.

Hodges said several of the teams participating are from local schools, which hold events during the year to raise money.

“They do things like ‘dress down days’ that people can participate in for a donation,” he said. “The theme this year is Disney movies and they’ve had a lot of fun with that.”

According to the Bryan County Relay for Life website (, the top fundraising teams so far are Lanier Primary School ($1,414), Bryan County Elementary School ($1,155) and South State Bank ($1,000).

Natinonwide, some 3,500 relays in 2016 saw 2.7 million participants and raised $279 million for the ACS.

For more information, contact Hodges at (912) 355-1378 or at

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