The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life series of fundraisers begins at 6 p.m. Friday in three separate locations: Riverview High (Riverview), Robinson High (South Tampa) and Greco Middle School (Temple Terrace).
Each event runs overnight, with participants raising money and remembering loved ones who past away. The Temple Terrace Relay For Life event will honor veterans during the opening ceremony. A choir will sing songs that represent each branch of the military, and a Junior ROTC will lead veterans in an honorary lap around the track. Representatives from James A Haley Veterans Hospital will also speak at the opening ceremony.
Various communities around the county will continue the series for several weeks: April 8 - New Tampa (Freedom High), Plant City (Plant City High); April 9 - FishHawk (Newsome High), King High; April 16 - SouthShore (Lennard High), USF (USF Track and Field); April 17 - The Heights (Cuban Club); April 22 - Bloomingdale (Bloomingdale High), Westshore (Jefferson High);
April 23 - Universitiy of Tampa (Pepin Stadium), Brandon (Brandon High); April 29 - Citrus Park/Town 'N Country (Sickles High); May 7 - Tampa Islands (Cotonchobee Fort Brook Park), Seffner (Armwood High); May 13 - Carrollwood (Gaither High), East Tampa (Middleton High); May 21 - Westchase (Alonso High). Learn more at tbtim.es/yki.