Grand County Relay for Life is Aug. 7-8 |

Grand County Relay for Life is Aug. 7-8

A world with less cancer is a world with more birthdays. That is what the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is all about.

The fourth annual Grand County event is Aug. 7-8 at the Middle Park High School Track/Football field in Granby.

Relay For Life is an overnight team event for all ages that celebrates survivors, remembers those we’ve lost and gives participants an opportunity to fight back by raising funds and awareness.

Camp site set-up starts at 4 p.m. with live music, on-site fundraisers and a barbecue graciously donated Mountain Parks Electric, Fontenot’s Fresh Seafood and Grill, Hernando’s Pizza Pub, Smokin’ Moe’s, City Market, Safeway and other local restaurants.

Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Cancer survivors will kick off the event, taking the first lap around the track. Claddagh and Dave Naples will provide live music along with other local talent.

At nightfall, the luminaria ceremony begins as hundreds of illuminated bags, personalized to honor a survivor or remember a loved one lost, will brighten the night. At midnight, Winter Park Pub, Pizza Hut and Subway will feed hungry walkers. In the morning the event will wrap up with a closing ceremony, hot coffee and pancakes.

In Grand County, the American Cancer Society provides gas cards and hotel vouchers for patients having trouble with the expenses of driving to Denver for doctor visits. Call Judy Simpson at 970-350-5016 or

Look Good…Feel Better is a service that provides women dealing with the appearance related side-effects of treatment. Free wigs, scarves, and make-up are available the Granby Library on the first Tuesday of each month. Colleen Stephens at 970-725-3402 or

Road To Recovery is a program that assist patients by having volunteers drive cancer patients to and from their treatments. Call the ACS Center at 866-500-3272. More local services are available to Grand County cancer patients and their caregivers with gift certificates given through Relay For Life for food, hardware items, etc. Contact Jen Giacomini at the Rural Health Network, 970-531-7887 or

For more information about Relay for Life, visit or Leslie Dines, Relay For Life Event Chair at or call 970-531-2112.