Tribune Staff Reports

The Relay For Life of Jackson County organization conducted a team meeting March 14 at MainSource Bank in Seymour.

Topics discussed were:

» Event lead Amberly Brewer reported that the palliative care bill passed the Indiana legislature, and community manager Melissa Pressler encouraged participation in the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

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» Mission lead Pam Bobb reminded everyone March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and brought information for team members to take with them.

» Simply Chic did blue hair extensions March 1 with profits going to the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center in Seymour, and representatives of the beauty salon will be at the May 20 Relay with purple and a few blue and pink extensions for $10 each.

» Luminary names and money are due to luminary chairwoman Melissa Rebber by May 16. On the day of the event, each luminary should be weighted down with a canned good that will be donated to local food pantries.

» Survivor dinner lead Jan Engel announced the annual survivor dinner “One Step Forward … Go! Fight! Cure!” will be 5:30 p.m. May 7 at The Point, 311 Myers St., Seymour.

Doors open at 4:45 p.m. It’s free for survivors, and any amount of guests are $5 each. Registration for the dinner is due April 27. To get a survivor T-shirt, each survivor must be registered for Relay. Invitations were mailed; however, interested survivors may contact Engel at 812-522-1612.

» A new team, The CURELeaders, was formed for cancer survivors and caregivers to join to receive event information.

» Anyone interested in joining the team can do so online at or by contacting Julia Aker at 812-216-2109.

» Sponsorships and registrations are due Monday in order for all members to receive a T-shirt with a $100 donation.

» Aker, the Fund the Cure lead, discussed upcoming fundraisers, including ESA One Step One Miracle’s homemade ice cream sale delivery Monday and Tuesday. The Bloomin’ Librarians team will participate in the Parking Lot Pickers event April 16 in downtown Seymour.

» Relay teams will collect donations and sell purple light bulbs and luminaries from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17 and May 7 at Walmart, 1600 E. Tipton St., Seymour.

» Paint Jackson County Purple is May 14 through 21. Businesses and homeowners are encouraged to participate, and several teams are selling purple light bulbs for a donation.

» The bank and T-shirt night will be at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at MainSource Bank.

» Team members received a tentative schedule of events for Relay For Life on May 20 at Seymour Middle School. The event is open to the public.

» Food chairwoman Stacey Brummett announced tailgate concessions including hot dogs, tenderloins, walking tacos and cookies will be available.

The next Relay For Life of Jackson County team meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday at MainSource Bank, 1130 E. Tipton St., Seymour.

If you go

The tentative schedule for the Relay For Life event May 20 at Seymour Middle School has been released:

9 a.m.: Gates open for team setup

6 p.m.: Opening ceremony and survivor, survivor and caregiver, sponsors and team pride laps

6:30 p.m.: Concessions open

6 to 8 p.m.: The Pacers Fan Van

7 p.m.: Show Your Relay Spirit (sports apparel)

7:30 p.m.: Backwards lap

8 to 10 p.m.: Games and activities

8 p.m.: Color a Cure lap (colors of cancer)

8:15 p.m.: Power of Purple/Noisemaker lap

8:30 p.m.: Bubbles of Hope lap

9 p.m.: Flash mob dance to Cha-Cha Slide

9:30 p.m.: Luminary ceremony (walking on track)

10 p.m.: Glow lap (lap of remembrance)

10:30 p.m.: 5K Glow Run registration opens

10:45 p.m.: 5K Glow Run

11 p.m.: Fight back/closing ceremony

Midnight: Cleanup/breakdown/packup lap