A special Luminaria Ceremony to be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Willcox will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at Willcox High School on Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m. to represent these individuals. The Luminaria Ceremony is a moving way to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to pay tribute to cancer survivors.

Anyone desiring to make a luminaria donation may do so by contacting Lisa Fahey at 520-323-4209 or by visiting relayforlife.org/willcoxaz. Each luminaria bag is $5 and 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. 

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at a track 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 camp sites 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 2013 Relay For Life event in Willcox on April 12 at 6 p.m. as survivors will circle the track, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on. 

Information about making a luminaria donation, forming a team or walking in the Survivors Lap is available by calling 520-323-4209 or visiting relayforlife.org/willcoxaz.

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.

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