It’s 24 Hours You’ll Never Forget!
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a high-spirited event where everyone in the community can join in the fight against cancer. It is a day filled with fun, fellowship, and festivities. It is a time when people you know and people don’t know team up to raise public awareness about cancer in the community and to raise funds to find the cure.
Each Relay For Life starts with the Survivors’ Lap at 9am Saturday, a testimony to the fact that so many people today are surviving cancer. Cancer survivors from the community walk the first lap around the track to celebrate their victories while everyone else cheers them on.
The most inspirational time of Relay is the Luminaria Ceremony happens at 8pm Saturday when we honor cancer survivors, and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. A luminaria is a small bag filled with sand holding a small candle. When the candle is lit, the luminaria casts a warm, golden glow.
Each luminaria bears the name of a person who has battled cancer. All the luminarias are placed side-by-side to form a path. After sunset, all the luminarias are lit and remain lit throughout the night to light the way for the walkers and to create a path of hope.
No fee for this family fun-filled day.