The Luminaria Ceremony at 10 p.m. is one of the most memorable times of the event. You can purchase a white luminary bag, personalize it in honor or memory of someone you know that has battled cancer. The bags line the walking area, a bagpiper walks the track while playing, and then each and every name is read aloud from under the pavilion The luminary candles are left burning throughout the night as a reminder to participants the importance of their involvement in the Relay for Life event
At midnight, a "Miss Relay" contest is held, which has turned out to be one of the funniest parts of the event - one you have to see to believe. The Amber Fire Department will be serving pancakes at 4 a.m. in the morning, something that has been done by these volunteer firemen for three years now. Where else can you get pancakes, sausage, and orange juice for $3 at 4 in the morning? It all goes to the cause.
"Relay For Life truly embodies the spirit of the American Cancer Society," said Margaret DeNeve, director of Relay For Life in Marcellus. "It brings the community together in hope that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, those who face cancer will be supported, and that cancer will be one day be eliminated."
Please come and join us. Games and activities will start at 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony at 5 p.m. and games, activities and entertainment until 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning, July 13. It will be an experience you won't forget!
To find out more about Relay For Life in your community, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org. Interested team captains can build their team and raise funds online at www.cancer.org/relay.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society Eastern Division has 46 community-based offices, involving thousands of volunteers throughout NY and NJ. For 24-hour cancer information, the public can call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.