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The Stephenville Lions Club supports the Erath County Relay For Life. This event is the American Cancer Society's signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at our local city park and take turns walking or running around the track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relay is an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

Each year in May Earth County holds the annual Relay for Life at the Stephenville City Park. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment. No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. You can participate, form a team, or dedicate a luminaria to someone special. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people around the world to:

  • Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.
  • Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing.
  • Fight Back.

    We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease.

Relay For Life is more than just a fund raiser. It's a life-changing experience. At Relay, every person in the community has a chance to celebrate, remember, and fight back. And every person who participates joins others around the globe as part of this worldwide movement to end cancer.

Everyone's reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. You have a chance to meet people in Erath County who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer in our lifetime. You can thank all the people who have done so much to support you through your personal cancer experience. And you can gather together with friends, family, and colleagues to laugh, cry, and create lasting memories.

No matter why you take part in Relay, however, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. We aren't just fighting one type of cancer – we're fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in our community. Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone's life.