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The 2014 America Cancer Society’s Little Rock Relay for Life (www.RelayForLifeLittleRock.org) was held again at the President Clinton Library in Little Rock and I had the honor to be the comedic emcee. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relay for Life is an overnight event and our event lasts 12 hours.
This event was an awesome time with people and friends that came together in one place from different backgrounds, ages, religions, companies, but for similar reasons. We came together to Celebrate, Remember, and FIGHT! The event started at 6PM Friday the 9th of May and was scheduled to end at 6AM Saturday the 10th. It was a PERFECT day with LOTS of fun, love and caring!
The event kicked off with the Catholic High School Marine Corps JROTC Color Guard that presented the colors followed the National Anthem.
The festivities music and sound provided was provided by DJ Bill Slade. B98.5’s Lisa Fischer and Alice 107.7’s Heather Brown did a superb job framing the evening’s purpose and impact of cancer. First lady Ginger Beebe run in the torch to help kick off the activities. The Beebe’s as always are absolutely wonderful people that I’ve had the honor of being at many events with them.
The relay began with the Survivor Lap and the release of the purple balloons (The Power of Purple), next joined by their Caregivers in the second lap, and finally the rest of the participants joined in the relay. This was very moving to watch as the relay participants walked around all of the luminaries that marked the track. While the relay was going, there was lots of encouragement from everyone around and entertainment as well. Some of the entertainment included prizes, food, frozen T-shirt contest, crazy cake walks, bands and so much more.
I ask ALL of my friends, family, and acquaintances to please get screened for cancer and also make sure that your loved ones do as well. Cancer doesn’t care who you are or what background you have. It is a VICIOUS killer of anyone. You cannot be too safe when it comes to cancer, so PLEASE get checked regularly.
If you missed this year’s event, please make sure to make next year at the same place next year and I’ll be your comedic emcee again and honored as always.
I look forward to seeing you all next year for this most incredible event!
Thank you EVERYONE from your buddy…
Michael “Doc” Davis (Actor, Comedian, Entertainer,
Event Host / MC)
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