Kingman: Relay for Life organizers seeking every type of help

The Relay for Life event for 2017 takes place May 13 and organizers are seeking all types of assistance while preparing for the big day.

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The Relay for Life event for 2017 takes place May 13 and organizers are seeking all types of assistance while preparing for the big day.

KINGMAN – Mardi Gras is a day of feast and celebration prior to the fasting period of Lent. Traditionally, it was a day to use up all meat products that would not be eaten during Lent. This year, the Relay for Life Team of Kingman has chosen it as the theme for our event take takes place from noon until midnight May 13 at Kingman High School.

There will be continuing entertainment during the event. The Briana Payne Band, The Swillers, Chris Commisso, Monkey Biznezz, Angel & The Hit Men, KP&R Dance Divas, and DJ Jeremiah plan to perform, as well presentations by the Beale Street Theater and possibly the Kingman High School Band. If you have suggestions for additional entertainment, contact Dave Morphew at 928-757-0204.

Last year, the American Cancer Society provided services to 247 Mohave County residents. The American Cancer Society provided general information, health insurance assistance, transportation assistance, lodging for the patients and caregivers when traveling for treatment, wigs and/or non-wig head coverings, and more.

At, as well as leading up to, each Relay for Life event, fundraising is conducted by our teams. Each team has a booth/campsite at which their fundraising continues. The teams decorate their booths to reflect the theme.

Teams are composed of volunteers who are dedicated to raising money to help in the fight against cancer. Anyone can start a team. Contact Dannie Winget at 928-279-3354 or Cecelia Clouser at 928-530-7718, or come to our next team captains meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at KRMC Hualapai Campus.

We look forward to meeting you and having you join the Relay for Life team.

The teams are hosting a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Cerbat Lanes, 3631 Stockton Hill Road.

Everyone is invited to come browse, shop, meet and greet to your hearts content.