It's that time again, yes we are all another year older. Relay for Life. This year, our relay is June 4th/June 5th. Our focus again for our Relay for Life will be on offering luminary bags in honor of a special person in your life touched by cancer. These bags have so much significance during the Relay. Here is a description about the luminaries:
Help us shed light on the fight…
Whether it’s a parent, a sibling, a friend or a neighbor, we all know someone who has been touched by cancer. Relay For Life is one way of recognizing loved ones who are surviving cancer and remembering those who have lost the battle. At dusk, we quietly remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Luminary bags line the track, each bearing the name of a loved one. This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and courage with which we all continue to fight cancer. For a donation, you can remember someone who lost his or her battle to cancer, or honor someone winning the fight.
In total silence, all of the luminaries are placed and lit around the track and everyone walks the track by the light of the candles. Last year there was a bagpipe player who led us while playing. The luminaries are decorated in support of someone with cancer, or in memory of someone who passed away from cancer or just something in general. Last year this was such a special part of the Relay for us. What a sight it was to see all of the beautiful bags that we and other friends decorated last year. There were so many luminary bags with Hannah's name on them. She loved it! And to see all of the bags that the girls decorated for our friends, warriors and survivors was wonderful.
Please consider purchasing a luminary this year. The cost is $10 each. We will decorate one for you-I have all the bags here or you are welcome to decorate them yourselves also if you like (I will get you the bags). Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like on your bag and we will decorate it specially for you. If you would like to email any artwork or photos, we can also include those on the bags. We will send you an email with a picture of your bags once they are completed. We'll see if we can get enough to complete one entire circle around the track this year!
Here is what we need if you are purchasing a bag:
- Your name and address
- Who is to be honored on the bag (in memorial or in honor of)
- Any photos or artwork you would like included on the bag (you can email or send them)
- Anything additionally you would like us to include on your bag
Your check made out to American Cancer Society-bags are $10 each, send to us at 1556 Grand Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952. You may send the money via paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me if you send it via paypal so that I can watch for it.
Thank you all for your support for us and the fight against cancer.