On Friday, June 10, more than 180 participants walked 12 hours in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milford. The Relay for Life event helps individuals by showing them that comfort, healing and support can be found by sharing with others who have experienced cancer in some form in their lives; directly or through loved ones.
The Milford Relay began with the traditional Survivors Lap, where survivors led the way around the track while participants honored them with applause. The survivors lap helps survivors realize their accomplishments and celebrate what they have overcome. The lap also gives hope and inspiration to others by proving that cancer can be beat.
As the sun set over the Milford Middle School stadium the night sky was bright from illuminated bags placed on the stadium bleachers. During the Luminaria Ceremony participants were asked to gather together to remember those who have fallen victim to cancer. Luminaria bags were decorated by participants honoring a loved one who passed or is currently fighting the disease. The bags were placed around the track with candles inside the bags and lit to start of the Luminaria Ceremony.
The Relay for Life event offers opportunities for participants to meet others who are as equally passionate about finding a cure for cancer, thank people who have helped with personal cancer experiences and make new, lasting friendships and memories.
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