The American Cancer Society announces Relay For Life of McKinney is set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 through 1 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch in McKinney.

Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature overnight event, is a chance to celebrate not only cancer survivors but also continue the fight against cancer that was started more than 100 years ago when the American Cancer Society was created.

Chairing the free, outdoor event will be Ginnie Brand, Stacey DiSpigno, Jill Edelman and Sharon Laird.

“We are very excited about this year’s Relay For Life,” said Sharon Laird. “The McKinney Relay has a very successful history, and we need to continue that success to make this a world with less cancer and more birthdays. We are seeking energetic people to help us make this the best Relay For Life we’ve ever had.”

Musical bands and singers will highlight the upcoming event. Other planned activities include bounce houses and fun events for the kids, Minute-To-Win-It games hosted by local comedian Dean Lewis, the “Most Popular Mr. Relay” competition, and an inspirational luminaria ceremony. New this year is a Talent Show featuring fantastic entertainment acts.

If you are interested in being part of a team, please contact Stacey DiSpigno at For sponsorship information please contact Sharon Laird at


About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit