Relay for Life of K.C. North Saturday

Cancer survivors are sprinkled with confetti as they take the first lap around the Discovery/South Valley Middle School complex track during the 2018 Relay for Life of KC North.

LIBERTY — A few hundred participants are expected to take their places around the South Valley Middle School track at 1000 Midjay Drive from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 2,2 for the Relay for Life of KC North. This is one of the larger races to benefit the American Cancer Society, and it consolidated smaller races throughout Clay County.

Organizers remind participants that with the Missouri Highway 152 bridge out of service, they need to take the Flintlock Flyover or Pleasant Valley Road to South Liberty Parkway.

There will be an opening ceremony, a survivor/caregiver walk and several events to engage participants during the relay such as themed laps including crazy hats, socks and costumes.

The luminaria ceremony will take place around 10 p.m. so that the candles can shine. There also will be a patriotic lap at 11:30 p.m. The event ends with a closing ceremony and direction for work that needs to be done moving forward.

The Northland relay has a goal of raising $100,000.

To donate or to seek more information, call McKenzie Marshall at 218-7173 or email at

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