Relay For Life ceremony to honor cancer survivors


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Press release submitted by American Cancer Society


Relay For Life Ceremony to Honor Cancer Survivors and Remember Those Lost

Davenport, IA – A special Luminaria Ceremony will be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Scott County to remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at the Davenport RiverCenter on April 27 at 4:00 p.m. to represent these individuals.

Anyone desiring to make a luminaria donation may do so by visiting the Scott County Relay For Life® website: www.relayforlife.org/scottcountyia. Each luminaria is a suggested $10 donation. "Each luminaria represents the life of someone who has battled cancer. It is a beautiful sight when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track," said Nina DeMay, volunteer luminaria chair. "The Luminaria Ceremony is a moving way to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to pay tribute to cancer survivors."

Relay For Life 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 be at 2:00 p.m. as survivors circle the track, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with 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. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Scott County Relay For Life
Saturday, April 27, 2013
10am - 6pm
Davenport RiverCenter


















 



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