Relay for Life is Friday Night


The American Cancer Society Relay for Life begins this Friday night, April 20, in the SWOSU Wellness Center on the Weatherford campus.

According to Shelby Unruh, Custer County Relay for Life Event Chair, 38 teams are registered. So far, $68,000 of fundraising has been collected towards this year’s goal of $87,000.

The first event of the night starts at 5 p.m. in the Wellness Center with the Survivor Dinner. All cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers are invited.

The opening ceremony of Relay for Life kicks off at 7 p.m. with the honorary Survivor Lap and national anthem, sung by Miss Southwestern Jenna Crispin.

Fun and games are scheduled throughout the night, along with Zumba and karaoke. At 9:30 p.m., cancer survivor Tina Barnes and her SWOSU line dancing class will perform.

The Luminaria ceremony will be held at 10 p.m. This part of the evening is a time to reflect on those who have lost their battle with cancer and those who continue to fight the disease every day. Luminaria bags can be purchased at the event and contain a candle to light during the ceremony.

Please see below for a full list of events throughout the night. For more information, please contact Unruh at 580.02.3945 or my email at  



7:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies, Survivor Lap, National Anthem (To be sung by Miss SWOSU)

7:30 PM

All Star Gymnastics Performance

8:00 PM

Basket Auction

8:30 PM

West Elementary Performance

8:45 PM

Basket Auction Continued

9:00 PM

Mr. Relay Introductions

9:30 PM

Line Dance Performance

9:45 PM

Mr. Relay $$ Due

10:00 PM

Luminaria Ceremony

11:00 PM

Mr. Relay Talent Show

11:30 PM


12:00 AM

Games, Begin Ice Cream Social for Dating Game

12:30 AM

Newly-Dating Game

1:00 AM


1:30 AM


2:00 AM

Fight Back Ceremony

2:30 AM


3:30 AM


4:00 AM


5:00 AM

Wii Just Dance

5:30 AM


6:00 AM


6:30 AM

Start Clean Up

7:00 AM

Closing Ceremonies

*There will be Karaoke throughout the night.