Relay for Life rescheduled

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Due to expected precipitation, Friday’s Relay for Life event has been rescheduled.

The event, which was supposed to kick off Friday at 6 p.m. will now take place on Oct. 16.

According to event organizer Melissa Hiatt, a questionable weather forecast for Friday, and current conditions at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy, led to the change in plans.

Hiatt said everything for the event will remain the same, including the 6 p.m. to midnight time schedule.

As of Thursday morning 339 participants had signed up for the relay and more than $68,000 had been raised for cancer research. Hiatt said the organization is on its way toward far exceeding its $70,000 fundraising goal.

Those interested in taking part in the Surry Relay for Life event can visit the event website at Additionally, any further changes or updates for the event will be posted to that website and the event’s Facebook page.

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