On Friday, April 11th, Medaille College will host its second annual Relay for Life event to benefit The American Cancer Society. We wanted to invite you to help by purchasing a $5 luminaria (pictured below) in honor or remembrance of someone with cancer: Please consider donating a luminaria by visiting Medaille’s Relay for Life website and clicking “Dedicate a Luminaria.”
Here you can also register to walk alongside us for all or part of the event or make an additional donation to the event, a team, or an individual participant! Our students are doing an amazing job to make this event a success. Thank you for supporting their efforts as they work to create a world with more birthdays! Sincerely, Medaille’s 2014 Relay for Life participants
*** More information on Relay for Life and the Luminaria Celebration from The American Cancer Society website: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. As the sun sets over campsites and darkness falls, the night is brightened by the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria, each bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer. Some celebrate cancer survivors, while others help us honor and remember those gone too soon. All represent someone special who has been profoundly affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.
- : Lisa Black
Posted by: Lisa Black