Relay For Life – Luminaria Ceremony & Celebration of Life
Prospect High School
Friday, May 21st 4pm to 6:30am
Be sure to visit the Music By Design booth and say hi to our DJ Kyle.
One important aspect of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the opportunity for people to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those who have won their battle. One of the most moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony.
As the sun sets over campsites and darkness falls, the night is brightened by the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria, each bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer. Some celebrate cancer survivors, while others help us honor and remember those gone too soon. All represent someone special who has been profoundly affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.
Would you like to honor or remember someone with a luminaria during the Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony?
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Celebration of Life
Survivors are the reason we Relay.
A survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words “You have cancer”. And we invite all cancer survivors in the community to attend Relay For Life.
Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer so they can celebrate another birthday. This year more than 11 million people will be able to do that thanks to the support of millions of dedicated Relay participants.
Survivors are the guests of honor at Relay. Some Relay For Life events may offer survivors special T-shirts or sashes or hold a special reception for survivors and caregivers. However, most Relays open with the Survivors Lap where survivors lead the way around the track while being honored and applauded by all participants. Being a part of the Survivors Lap allows survivors to celebrate what they’ve overcome while inspiring and motivating their community to fight. Survivors are proof that cancer can be defeated.
Relay For Life is also a great way for people to meet other survivors in their own community. In many communities, survivors form their own teams, join the Relay committee, or volunteer for the American Cancer Society in other ways.
If you would like to participate in this year’s Survivors Lap or other activities, please sign up today.