Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lehigh Acres Relay for Life

From Ashley Smith
Lehigh Acres' Relay For Life will take up arms against cancer on April 16 at Veteran's Park Academy.  The annual event starts at 2:00 p.m. with a Survivors Lap - when cancer survivors will be invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories achieved over cancer.  After dark, loved ones lost to the disease will be remembered during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles will be lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer.  In addition to the relay itself, there will food, face painters, crafts and more during the nightlong event, giving participants and visitors ample opportunity to contribute in support of the fight against cancer. Money raised during this event and the events leading up to the all night marathon goes toward programs that help local cancer patients.

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