MP prison takes part in 'Relay'
Mt. Pleasant’s Correctional Facility once again is participating in the Relay for Life event. This is the sixth consecutive year the women’s unit and fourth straight year the men’s unit has participated in Relay for Life.
The women’s unit participated on 10 teams Wednesday. Featured events included silent auctions throughout the day, walking laps, luminaria bags, food and games.
Today, 200 men from the east yard are participating on 21 teams. University of Iowa Researcher Dr. Christopher Stipp spoke at 10 a.m. and John Baldwin, Iowa Department of Corrections director, also was in attendance. Events included walking laps, luminaria bags, karaoke, in-house live entertainment, a grill-out and games.
Tomorrow, 252 men, on the west yard, comprising 28 teams will take part. The activities rival Thursday’s program.
Last year, the facility raised over $29,000 for cancer research, according to the American Cancer Society.
The event is a prelude for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Henry County, slated for Saturday at Iowa Wesleyan College.