Luminaria are an important part of Relay For Life events. They are paper bags filled with sand and illuminated by a small light or candle. Each Luminaria bears the name of a person who has faced cancer, or those who have lost their battle. Each bag represents a life and story, survivor or memory – all donated in the spirit of love.
The Luminaria are placed around the track and lit as sunset approaches. As night falls it is a beautiful and poignant scene to see all the lit luminaria.
LUMINARIA LINING THE TRACK AT RELAY FOR LIFE
There is a Luminaria Ceremony that offers everyone at Relay the opportunity to honor and remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Luminaria also raise money for Relay For Life.
REGINA LAWRY AND JIM HUFF AT LUMINARIA CEREMONY
A special Luminaria Ceremony will be held during the Polk County Relay For Life to be held April 23rd at Janssen Park in Mena. During the ceremony we will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at sundown to represent these individuals.
Anyone desiring to make a luminaria donation may do so by contacting Relay For Life team members. Each luminaria candle is $5.00. Each luminaria represents the life of someone who has battled cancer. It is a beautiful sight when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track. The Luminaria Ceremony is a moving way to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to pay tribute to cancer survivors.”
THE REFRIGERATOR BOX LUMINARIA
RELAY FOR LIFE FLOAT IN THE PARADE
If you have never been involved in a Relay For Life, find out if there is one in your community and become a part of it. In 2009 there were over 5,000 Relay For Life events with 3.5 million people participating. Don't miss out on the fun of this important event. Last year over 400 million dollars was raised by Relay For Life for cancer research, education, advocacy and service.
RELAY FOR LIFE IS FUN AND FULFILLING
Friday, February 5, 2010
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