The American Cancer Society’s 2015 St. Bernard Relay for Life will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 25 at the Hannan Complex, 2501 Archbishop Hannan Blvd., Meraux.

Already, 16 teams comprising more than 100 participants have signed up. During the annual event, teams of individuals join in the fight against cancer by keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening in an effort to raise money to end the disease. There is a Survivors Lap, Caregivers Lap and Luminaria Ceremony to remember and honor those who have battled cancer.

A fundraising event for the Relay for Life will be held Tuesday, April 7, at Wow Café and Wingery, 1720 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. Patrons who mention the relay when ordering can help by getting 20 percent of their purchase donated to the cause.

Other opportunities include sponsoring a luminaria tribute bag to be lit during the Relay event.

Team “Da Flamingos” has earned Silver Team status, having raised $4,870 as of Monday. Valero Meraux Refinery’s team is in second place, with $2,500 raised.

According to the Relay for Life website, the nationwide movement to end cancer has helped 500 people per day who are battling cancer to live to see another birthday.

For information, contact Marlene Himel at (601) 415-2268 or or Kathleen Huff at

Pledge donations can be mailed to: American Cancer Society, ATTN: Relay For Life of St. Bernard Parish, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121. Teams can sign up and pledges can be made at