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Festival of Hope/Relay For Life benefit for the American Cancer Society is April 21 in Bryon

The 2018 Festival of Hope event will he held on Saturday, April 21.

This family-friendly community event, presented by the Relay for Life of Ogle County,  will celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers, remember those we have lost and will benefit the American Cancer Society.

This event will be in lieu of the Relay For Life event generally held in June.

Festival of Hope will take place from 1 – 4 p.m. on the grounds of the United Church of Byron, 701 West Second Street in Byron.

The event will include a live remote from 102.3 The Coyote and a performance by the two-time 2018 RAMI nominee country cover band, Love and Thunder.

Additionally, there will be community tug-of-war battle among first responders, food, a silent auction and much more!

A survivor brunch sponsored by Costa’s Ristorante will precede the event at the same location.

The event is FREE to attend and all are welcome. For more information, go to

Questions about the event can be forwarded to Sheryl Meeker, Event Lead at or 815-645-2266 or Denise MacLaren, Community Development Manager at or 815-621-3640.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

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