The American Cancer Society of Southwest Louisiana is known for their great event, Relay For Life but this year, they have pivoted to a different kind of relay to keep folks safe.

This year is going to look and feel a little different as participants will drive to different locations around Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana to show their support. The event will feature drive-thru pit stops at various locations from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, May 14.

At each drive-thru location, there will be free activities like photo booths, giveaways, and plate dinner fundraisers. Then, the event will end at the Lake Charles Civic Center at 900 North Lakeshore Drive in downtown Lake Charles for a free Drive In Luminaria show at 9:00pm.

Katie Weinnig with the American Cancer Society announced the drive-thru locations:

  • 4321 Nelson Rd:  Visit CSE Federal Credit Union
  • 514 Lilleon St: Visit the cancer center drive thru of CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital (corner of Lilleon & Foster)
  • 1015 Pithon St: Visit teams from Clerk of Court and Lake Charles Memorial Health System (near the Police Jury office)
  • 900 Lakeshore Dr:  Visit the Northrop Grumman stop in the parking lot of the Civic Center

For more information on participating in the event, contact Katie at 504-648-7276 or go to their website to get all the info.

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