A kickoff for the inaugural Braselton-Hoschton Relay for Life has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 25, after last week’s event was cancelled because of the winter storm.
The American Cancer Society will hold the kick off event for the new Relay of Life at the Braselton Community Room — located in the lower level of the Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building on Ga. Hwy. 53.
Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., and a program starts at 6 p.m.
The kick off event will feature Tony Funari, a Braselton council member who has survived non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; and Georgia Saunders, wife of Ernie Saunders — a five-time cancer survivor. Funari will represent Braselton and Saunders will represent Hoschton.
Braselton Mayor Bill Orr and Hoschton Mayor Erma Denney are also slated to attend the free event.
At the kick off event, participants will be told how to get involved in Relay for Life — including establishing a team, walking in the survivor lap or sponsoring the event. It also will include information about fundraising and event logistics, and will introduce the leadership and honorary chairpersons.
While the Braselton-Hoschton Relay for Life will be the second Relay event in Jackson County, anyone from the Braselton-Hoschton area in Barrow, Hall and Gwinnett counties is welcomed to participate, according to Victoria Patrick, senior community manager for the American Cancer Society.
The inaugural Braselton-Hoschton Relay for Life will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the new Hoschton Park, located next to West Jackson Primary School on Ga. Hwy. 53.
Anyone wishing to register a team, join a team, sign up for the survivor activities or with other questions may view the event information at www.RelayForLife.org/BraseltonHoschtonGA.
Team meeting dates will be Feb. 8, March 8, and April 12, each in the Braselton Community Room, at 7 p.m.
For answers to other questions, contact Patrick at 770-307-7956 or Victoria.Patrick@cancer.org.