By Morgan Bryce
Local celebrities and residents will go behind bars to raise money for cancer research during the 6th annual Relay for Life of Lee County’s event April 27 at Courthouse Square.
According to Logistics Coordinator Randy Causey, “Jail ‘N Bail” is entering its fifth year as a component of the larger Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
This year’s version of “Jail ‘N Bail” will be the first to include “local celebrities,” a stacked lineup that will feature Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, Coroner Bill Harris and more.
Causey explained that for $25, event participants can place a warrant on a person of their choice to be locked up for 30 minutes. During that time, those behind bars can ask for the necessary money to be bailed out, all the while raising money for a worthy cause.
“It’s great knowing that this money will go to the American Cancer Society and their research to (put an end to cancer). The American Cancer Society makes sure that some of the proceeds stay locally and benefit programs that help those with cancer or special needs,” Causey said.
Last year’s “Jail ‘N Bail” raised more than $1,800. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/leeal. It will begin at 6 p.m.