Faulkner County community members will unite at a rally today to launch the annual Relay For Life season. Dozens of participants will ring in the new season with a Kick Off Rally hosted at Simon Park.

All community members are invited to the free kick off event where Relay For Life teams and local businesses will host Trick-or-Treat and activity booths. Attractions will include a bounce house, a dunk booth, and more. Costumes are encouraged. To wrap up the event, Deidra Porter, Event Chair and cancer survivor, will present awards from the 2012 Relay to the Top three fund raising teams, the top fund raising individual, and the top event recognition.

Organizers say the purpose of the Kick Off Rally is to build community awareness and educate everyone on how their involvement benefits the American Cancer Society’s goal to save lives and create more birthdays. The theme for the 2013 Relay Season is "Making Cancer History." Season events include the Fall Carnival Kick Off Rally, a Christmas Parade, the Relay For Life, Conway Celebrity Waiter, and a variety of team fund raisers. Money raised through Relay For Life will fight cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The Relay For Life for Faulkner County is June 14, 2013 at the Conway Expo Center.