During this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in Anderson County, participants will have the chance to remember loved ones and honor those battling cancer with a special luminaria ceremony. This moving ceremony will be held at 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge as hundreds of these beacons of hope are illuminated, a press release said.
“Each luminaria represents the love that families and friends have for a survivor who has won the battle against cancer, for the memory of someone who lost the fight, or as a symbol of hope for those who are currently battling cancer,” the press release said.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life began in 1985, and it remains a celebration of survivorship and remembrance that raises funds for and awareness of the fight against cancer.
“The Relay’s luminaria ceremony symbolizes the hope and courage with which we continue to work toward a cure for this deadly disease,” the press release said. [Read more…]