Fight Back: 16 hours of running and music

ReklayThe St John Relay for Life begins Saturday. This is the American Cancer Society's premier fund raising event. Woody's Seafood Bar and Restaurant is the Official Sponsor, donating over $11,000 to the cause.

The event begins at 4 p.m. and goes ALL NIGHT.  The first lap features Survivors. Runners will take their marks at 4:15 p.m.

This is followed by an all night music fest featuring the island's best known talent playing at the ball field next to Sprauve School. Artists include the Ah We Band at 7 p.m., Koko & Sunshine Band at 10 p.m.,  Cool Sessions at 2 a.m. and Mark Wallace will serenade for breakfast at 7 a.m.

Relay For Life events are 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. Teams have done most of their fund raising prior to the event.

"We will have up to 40 teams of which someone from each team will walk, run or jog at all times," explained Mary Bartolucci, the event chair. "This is to highlight the fact that Cancer never sleeps!"

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