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Lights To Shine in Honor of Cancer Survivors and Remembrance of Those Lost
(Edina, Mo.) — A special Luminaria ceremony during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Knox County will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have battled and won. The Luminaria candle lighting to represent these individuals is on June 4, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. at the courthouse square.
Anyone desiring to purchase a Luminaria may do so by contacting Barb Hunziker at 660-341-6471, or Luminaria forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Knox County License Office in the Jim Sears Technical Center.. Each Luminaria candle is $5. Relay For Life teams are also selling Luminaria.
“It will be beautiful when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track,” said Barb Hunziker, Luminaria chair. “We hope to sell enough to light the entire area.”
Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event. Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches … people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.
Knox County cancer survivors will kick off the Relay For Life on June 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. with the official survivors’ lap; then the rest of the participants will join the fun. Information about purchasing a Luminaria, forming a team or walking in the survivors’ lap is available by calling event chairperson Betty Couch at 660-397-3948. For information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.