Rosemount Relay for Life to be held on DCTC campus

Community based fundraising event moved to DCTC driving track

Typically the annual Rosemount Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s most successful fundraiser and the organization’s signature event, is held at the Irish Stadium the third week in June.  This year the relay committee members  made two major changes to their event–they changed the date and moved the event to the Dakota County Technical College’s driving track.

“Dakota County Technical College jumped right on board and we’re excited about having the additional space,” said American Cancer Society Community Manager Melissa Wind.  Wind said they looked at the event and made some changes they hope will make the event sustainable for years to come.  The construction at Irish Stadium precipitated the need to look for another venue.  “The relay will use the DCTC driving track, which offers a lot of room for activities” noted Wind.

The committee decided it might be advantageous to move the event to August.  This year’s Relay for Life will be held on Friday, August 7, beginning at 6 p.m.

With the additional space event coordinators are offering concessions, a photo booth, theme laps, yard games, morning yoga, dance party and more!

This year’s relay will also feature a truck pull by Rosemount Police Officer Jason Waage. Officer Waage will pull the Park Nicollet Mammo-a-Go-Go truck. The truck pull is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

More than 5,000 Relay For Life events take place across 20 countries. Events are held in local communities, campus universities and in virtual worlds.  The mission of Relay For Life is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.

The American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day.

To date 12 teams and 68 participants have registered for the Rosemount Relay for Life.  The Rosemount Relay for Life committee hopes to recruit at least 200 participants and raise $20,000 this year.

To sign up or learn more visit

The public is invited to attend the event.


Relay For Life of Rosemount

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Date: Friday, August 7, 2015
Event Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Dakota County Technical College, 1300 – 145th Street East, (County Road 42), Rosemount
Contact Us: Melissa Wind  |  |  (651) 255-8173

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony: 6pm

The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivors Lap: Immediately Following Opening Ceremony

During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

Jason’s Haul For Hope  7:30PM

The strength and unimaginable determination Officer Jason Waage brings to fundraising is coming to the Rosemount Relay this year.  On August 7th, Jason will pull the Park Nicollet Mammogram truck 100 very heavy feet closer to a cure.
Training has started and you can support Jason by making a donation here and coming to Relay to cheer him on.  You don’t want to miss it!
Make a donation, join our fight and be a part of your community’s fight against cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony: 9:30pm

The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

Closing Ceremony: 4AM

The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.