Relay for Life of Coles County starts at Noon on Saturday, August 19th at Peterson Park in Mattoon. Here are some of the events you will want to be part of:
OPENING CEREMONY: We’ll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who’s been affected by cancer. Whether someone’s been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.
SURVIVORS LAP: Survivors define courage and inspire those facing a cancer diagnosis. Their strength is honored with each step they take around the first lap. If you know anyone who’s overcome cancer, invite them to join.
CAREGIVERS LAP: Caring for others is such a selfless act, which is why we honor caregivers with a lap. They often walk with the person they’ve supported.
LUMINARIA CEREMONY: Each Luminaria bag represents a loved one lost to cancer, brings support to those affected by it, and honors survivors. This powerful moment gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers hope and comfort.
CLOSING CEREMONY: We celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together and remember those we’ve lost. Together, we commit to take action and help end the pain and suffering of cancer.
Get more information here: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17LS?pg=entry&fr_id=81057