Relay For Life Ceremony to Honor Cancer Survivors and Remember Those Lost
PALM HARBOR - A special Luminaria Ceremony to be held during the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Palm Harbor will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at Wall Springs Park (3725 Desota Blvd., Palm Harbor) on August 13th at 9:00 p.m. to represent these individuals.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay. Relay celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease - all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society's vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Prior to the Luminaria Ceremony, the Survivors Lap will kick off the 2010 Relay For Life event in Palm Harbor on August 13th at 6:00 p.m. as survivors will circle the track, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on. Cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) are invited to walk the first lap of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life to celebrate their victory over cancer. Each cancer survivor will receive a free T-shirt to wear while walking the track and are invited to attend the Survivor's Dinner sponsored by Carrabba's. There is no cost to participate. Families are welcome to attend.
Information about making a luminaria donation, forming a team or walking in the Survivors Lap is available by calling (727) 812-7003, or visiting www.RelayForLife.org/palmharborfl.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by 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. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
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