Relay for Life is The American Cancer Society’s signature event to raise awareness and funding to fight cancer.


Relay for Life is The American Cancer Society’s signature event to raise awareness and funding to fight cancer.



This year Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe, and Franklin County will come together for one amazing night to celebrate, remember, and fight back at the Relay For Life of the Forgotten Coast.



The event will take place at 7 p.m. ET on April 11 at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School’s Shark Stadium. 



The Relay will be 12 hours versus the previous 24-hour event. The American Cancer Society is seeking area volunteers – walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference – to join their Relay for Life of the Forgotten Coast.



Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.



The events are held overnight to honor and mirror a cancer patient’s journey through treatment.



To learn more about the Relay for Life of the Forgotten Coast and how to volunteer, to sign up your team, or attend the next Team Party please contact Kaci Rhodes (850-348-7798 or kaci4005@hotmail.com) or Doris Carmichael (229-243-4449 or Doris.Carmichael@shhpens.org).



“Relay for Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," said Kelli Jackson, Relay Committee member.



"Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let the Forgotten Coast know that cancer can be defeated.”



Funds raised at Relay for Life of the Forgotten Coast help the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community.