Relay Asks for Luminaria Donations To Honor Cancer Survivors


Staff Report

June 15 2012 A special Luminaria Ceremony to be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milford will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at Milford Middle School Track on June 15 at duck to represent these individuals.

Anyone desiring to make a luminaria donation may do so by contacting Lorna Petchey 302-725-7886 or by visiting . Each luminaria bag and candle is $10 for a white bag and $20 for a gold Bag, with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.

“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 Nancy Bett’s 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 events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, 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. For more information on Relay for Life or to become involved in this event please call Lorna Petchey Event Chairperson at 302-725-7886.