Stephens Co. Relay For Life Moving to Downtown Toccoa

Stephens County’s Relay for Life is moving downtown this year.

Organizers have announced that this year’s Relay for Life in Stephens County will move from Stephens County High School to downtown Toccoa.

Local American Cancer Society Community Manager Tracey Long said that they feel this will be a positive change for the Relay.

“We are hoping everyone will come out,” said Long. “It is going to be in front of The Toccoa Record. That street will be completely blocked off and we will have a couple of side streets blocked off so we can have our event downtown this year.”

This year’s Relay is scheduled for Friday, May 17.

Long said the times for the Relay are also changing.

This year, Relay will run from 7 to 11 p.m., rather than 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

According to Long, organizers feel that this will be a change for the better as well.

“More people are having to work and have other events on Saturday morning, so the times have been changed,” said Long.

Fundraising is already underway for this year’s Relay for Life. The kick-off event took place earlier this month.

This year’s fundraising goal for Stephens County is $90,000.

Long said things are off to a good start.

“Things are going well,” said Long. “We are looking for new teams. We are looking for new sponsors.”

For more information, call Long at 706-491-0877.

Funds raised through the Relay for Life go to benefit the American Cancer Society.