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Relay for Life event to be held in Marana

Modified: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

MARANA — Relay For Life is an event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

This year’s event will be held at Crossroads at Silverbell Park May 18 and 19. The event starts at 5:30 p. m. with the Survivor Lap.

A Luminaria Ceremony will start at 9 p.m. As the sun sets at a Relay for Life event, luminaria lining the path illuminate the night. Relay For Life participants, survivors and caregivers then gather together for the Luminaria Ceremony to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have battled the disease. As participants walk the path lined with luminara bags in reflection, a caregiver who has lost a loved one may find comfort from a fellow caregiver who has faced a similar loss.

Meanwhile, a survivor gains hope and strength from others who have followed the same journey and survived.

For more information or to join in the team fundraising visit the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RelayForLifeMarana.

For the complete article see the 05-16-2012 issue.

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