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Relay for Life event set for June 18
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BRODHEAD - The Relay for Life of Green County event will take place June 18 at the Brodhead High School track. The Survivor Reception starts at 3 p.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 4 p.m., with the walkers beginning at 4:45 p.m. The theme is "Paint the Town Purple."

Activities include tractor rides, luminary sales, a silent auction, water balloon toss and more.

The American Cancer Society is seeking businesses and organizations to get involved in the Relay for Life movement by displaying purple ribbons and other decorations from June 12-19. Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life program, which represents all cancers.

People also can help "Paint the Town Purple" by doing other activities, including putting up purple-themed displays in storefronts, swapping out white light bulbs for purple ones or selecting a day for everyone to wear purple at work or school.

The Relay for Life program is a community event where teams and individuals set up campsites and take turns walking or running around the track. Cancer survivors and caregivers take a celebratory first lap to start each event. The money raised supports groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs and critical services for people facing cancer.

For more information about how to participate in painting the town purple and the Relay for Life of Green County movement, visit the group on Facebook or, or by call 608-728-2980.

People can still register as a team or participant online at or by calling 608-662-7542. There is no charge to register. Community members are invited to attend the Relay but do not have to register as a participant.