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Relay for Life

May 28, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tama County Honors Cancer Survivors and Remembers Loved Ones Lost at Luminaria Ceremony

Candle-Lit Ceremony Provides Opportunity for Remembrance and Hope

WHAT - A Luminaria Ceremony to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease will be held at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tama County on June 10. Hundreds of bags filled with lighted candles will be placed around South Tama High School's track to light the way for cancer survivors and Relay participants. The luminaria ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. The name of every person honored with a luminaria will be read aloud.

HOW - Luminaria donations can be made for any amount with local volunteers: Karen Symonds - Dysart 319-476-7762, Linda Goos - Gladbrook 641-473-2776, Ashley Bolen - Tama/Toledo 641-484-7304, or Luane Lorenzen - Traer 319-231-0820. The form is also printed in this publication and luminaria can be purchased at the Relay For Life event.

WHEN and WHERE - June 10, 2011, at the South Tama High School track, 1715 Harding St. in Tama beginning at 6 p.m.

WHO - hundreds of local community members.

WHY - Relay For Life celebrates those who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and empowers individuals to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather 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. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups, people from all walks of life - all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay healthy, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.



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