Jefferson County Relay for Life to host kickoff rally

The Jefferson County Relay for Life will host its kickoff rally at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Henslee Conference Room at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th Ave.

The kickoff is a time where all of the teams get together in an effort to invite the community and all of their team members and the Jefferson County Relay For Life sponsors out to enjoy a night of fun. Each team prepares chili with all the sides, including dessert and a drink for $5. All proceeds will benefit the Jefferson County Relay.

This is the opening event of the year in preparation for the 2014 Relay For Life, which is scheduled for May 2 from 6 p.m. until midnight. The event will be held at Hestand’s Stadium, but in case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

The American Cancer Society invites all individuals who want to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, or those who want to pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to join its Relay for Life. Volunteers, teams and sponsors are needed.

​To join a Relay For Life team, call 800-ACS-2345, or For more information, contact Leslie Humphrey at 870-850-0031.