LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
Each year, the American Cancer Society hosts the Relay for Life to raise funds and draw awareness to this devastating disease that affects nearly every person in some format during their lifetime.
Area businesses and individuals organize teams to help raise funds to assist with research and treatment for those who are suffering from cancer.
The Circle of Friends team has already begun their fundraising efforts by hosting a Jail N Bail on Wednesday, April 30, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Labeled as a “FUNraiser,” the event will highlight local celebrity ‘jailbirds’ at the WKFC The Bandit studio. Those who are jailed will have free airtime to talk about someone they know who has battled cancer. WKFC has donated the free airtime to bring awareness to the public about the ongoing need for fundraising to provide hope for a cure for cancer.
The Jail N Bail will offer three levels of fundraising for the celebrities who participate in the event.
The three criminal levels include: Most Wanted - $1,000 donation; Dirty Dozen - $500 donation; and Misdemeanor Mafia - $250 donation.
Those who participate will ‘turn’ themselves in between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., be given their free airtime to talk about someone who battled cancer. They will receive “bread and water” and other refreshments, have their mug shot taken, and turn in their bail money to clear their name and be released.
With the date set just two weeks away, organizers with the Circle of Friends hope that co-workers, friends and family will team together to collect “bail money” prior to the event.
Organizers emphasize that all donations are tax-deductible and all checks should be made out to the American Cancer Society. Cash donations are also welcome but donors need to ensure that they list their name, amount, and address so that tax deductible letters can be sent. Those wishing to pay with a credit card should contact Judy Ward at 606 231-3050 to give their information.