The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Winneshiek County will officially get under way Monday, March 4, with a kickoff celebration in the Bank of the West lobby in downtown Decorah from 4-6 p.m.

The Relay For Life Kickoff Celebration is an opportunity for past and potential team captains to learn about Relay, pick up 2013 materials and register their teams.

Teams can save $25 on their team registration fee by registering online prior to or at the kickoff celebration, reducing the team registration from $100 to $75. The celebration also will feature several Relay informational tables.

Attendees will receive a punch card, and when the card is completed by visiting each information table, it will be entered into a drawing for one lucky team to have their team registration fee waived.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Winneshiek County is Saturday, June 8, at the Decorah High School track.

Opening ceremonies are at 3 p.m.; honorary speakers will share at 7 p.m.; and the Luminaria Ceremony is at 9 p.m., with the Fight Back Ceremony directly following.

Relay For Life is a community celebration where individuals and teams take turns walking around a track relay style to raise funds, while celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost and fighting back against this disease.

For more information on the Winneshiek County Relay For Life Kickoff Celebration, contact Teresa Dehning at 563-419-1069.

Learn more about Relay For Life by and become a Facebook fan of the Winneshiek County Relay by searching "Relay For Life of Winneshiek County."