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Relay For Life to be held this weekend

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The Luminaria Ceremony and lap takes place during the Relay For Life after dark, starting at 9 p.m., at Coy Burnett Stadium

The Tehachapi Relay For Life will be held Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, at Coy Burnett Stadium on Tehachapi Boulevard east of Snyder Avenue.

A total of 45 teams have registered thus far for the two day event. This year, 391 participants have already raised closed to $60k for the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.

Top participants in the upcoming event include Jim Thomas, who has raised $6,000, Rita Rivas, raising more than $3,000, and Virginia Staabs, raising more than $2,000.

Top teams this year are Racing for Ta-Ta's, raising over $8,900, Lehigh Lappers, raising $8,860, and Terra-Gen Thunderbolts -- We Strike Cancer!, raising $6,800.

Participants are asked to turn in their money all day long, and not to wait until the end of the night to assist the Accounting Team.

For those who unable to attend a Relay For Life event, you can still have a presence by dedicating a luminaria. Personalize your luminary to honor or in memory of a loved one whose life has been touched by cancer. Luminarias will be lit and placed around the track during the Relay event.

A final Team Captain meeting will be held July 10, at 6 p.m., at Carden School, located at 20419 Brian Way.

A special call is being made to the public for doctors, caregivers and survivors to participate in the White Coat, Caregiver and Survivor Laps.

For more information, call Lynda Frerichs at 823-7525 or visit RelayForLife.org/tehachapica.

The Tehachapi Relay For Life event schedule in as follows:

Saturday, July 12

6 a.m. -- Participant check-in begins and continues all day to ambiance music

6:30 a.m. -- Pancake breakfast to be served until 9 a.m., provided by Desert Search & Rescue Unit

7 a.m. -- Survivor registration begins; information booths open; and Relay Store and Care Giver Corner opens

8 a.m. -- Luminaria Booth opens

8:30 a.m. -- Celebrate Opening Ceremony kicks off

8:45 a.m. -- Survivor Lap

9 a.m. -- Caregiver Lap

9:15 a.m. -- White Coat Lap

9:45 a.m. -- Parade of Teams with team flags; Relay Store opens and Luminaria reopens; Fight Back Tent opens; Kidz Camp opens until 6 p.m.

10:30 a.m. -- Hawaiian Dancers from Ka Ohana O'Keolanani's Hula Halau with Hawaiian theme and hula laps; campsite judging starts

10:45 a.m. -- Cake Walk, with one lap of your culinary masterpieces; silent auction of cakes in the Survivor Tent

11 a.m. -- Road to Recovery Car Show at the Fight Back booth

11:30 a.m. -- Road to Recovery Car Race and Crazy Hat Lap

Noon -- Fulton Band; Patriotic Laps; Go America!; survivor lunch in Survivor Tent

12:30 p.m. -- Terra-Gen Purple Mustache Lap, go to the Terra Gen Booth and get your purple mustaches to celebrate survivors; volleyball tournaments starts in center field

1 p.m. -- Budo Martial Arts; Glove Lops; watermelon eating contest

1:30 p.m. -- Team Slow & Steady Water Gun Lap

2 p.m. -- Mike Heckathorn Duo; Limbo time at the limbo pole near the stage

2:30 p.m. -- Team Glassies - Catchin a Cure, Go for the gold, Cancer Free Kids Campsite giveaway wristbands

3 p.m. -- Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donations; Three-legged Lap

3:15 p.m. -- Three-legged race

3:30 p.m. -- Dud Looks Like a Lady Lap

4 p.m. -- BMT Bank performs for one hour; Cancer Cops Lap and Disorderly Conduct Lap

4:30 p.m. -- Terra-Gen Thunderbolts Pinwheel Lap returns

5 p.m. -- Herald's of the Sword performs; Medieval and SYFY Lap; horse racing in center field

5:30 p.m. -- Blowing Bubbles Lap

6 p.m. -- Line dancing; Racing for Ta-Ta's Lap; Kids Camp and Luminaria sales close

6:30 p.m. -- Sports Lap

7 p.m. -- TPops performs; Trailer Trash of T-Town, come get a tattoo

7:30 p.m. -- Balloon - Team Cyber Penguins, walk a lap with balloon between your legs; caregiver corner closes

8 p.m. -- Stuffed Animals Lap, donate your stuffed animal after the lap to local emergency room for kids

8:15 p.m. -- Flash Mob

8:30 p.m. -- Survivor Salute Show, track closed to walking

9 p.m. -- Remember Ceremony, Luminaria

9:30 p.m. -- Remembrance Lap in Silence

10 p.m. -- Conga Line Lap; late night pizza in the survivor tent

10:30 p.m. -- Zumba, sweat with Lizette

11:30 p.m. -- Dancing and laughing

Sunday, July 13

Midnight -- Poker Hand Laps; RELAY Bingo in the Survivor Tent

1 a.m. -- Lights of Hope Laps, pick up glow stick at Survivor Tent

2 a.m. -- Combine It All Lap, combine laps from the day and be creative

3 a.m. -- Kazoo Laps

4 a.m. -- Show off your Snuggie Lap

5 a.m. -- Crazy Shoe/Slipper Laps

6 a.m. -- Pajama and Bed Head and Crazy Laps

7 a.m. -- Last Dance; continental breakfast in Survivor Tent

8 a.m. -- Flash Mob

8:30 a.m. -- Fight Back Ceremony begins

9 a.m. -- Event closes

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