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Purple, fairy tales part of 18th Relay for Life

As part of the 2015 Relay for Life of Harrison County, many downtown Corydon businesses will use the color purple to celebrate cancer survivors as well as to remember those lost to the various, often deadly, cancers.
‘We are asking for the community to visit these stores and donate money to your favorite purple-themed storefront,’ Mark Gregory, chair of this year’s Relay, said. ‘Buckets for the donations will be located inside the stores. The donations raised help fund programs that provide free resources and support for people facing the disease. In fact, information about treatment options is the most requested need the American Cancer Society receives through its toll-free phone number, 1-800-277-23345, and online at’
The 18th annual Relay event will begin at the Corydon Central High School track at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, with a chicken dinner and conclude Saturday, June 13, with a closing ceremony at 5:30 a.m.
This year’s theme is ‘A Night Where Fairy Tales Will Begin.’
The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. June 12 and will be followed by the Survivors’ Lap. The live auction is set to begin at 7 p.m.
At 10 p.m., the traditional Luminaria Ceremony will take place.
To make a donation to Relay for Life or for other information, visit online at or see its Facebook page.
To contact Gregory for additional information, call 812-737-2392.