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American Cancer Society luminaria helps to celebrate/remember

April 8, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

Purchasing a luminaria is an opportunity for us to all come together and remember why we're here at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Luminaria give us a chance to griever for those we've lost. The Luminaria Ceremony is a time for us to reflect on how the disease has touched each of us personally. And it's a time for each of us to look inside ourselves with quiet reflection and to find hope. No matter what our experience with cancer has been, we all share the hope that we will one day live in a world where our children, and their children, will never have to hear the words "you have cancer".

Our track in illuminated with luminaria. Each one represents a treasured relationship. They represent people, each with a name and a story to tell. They are our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, our brothers, our sons, our daughters, our friends and our loved ones. We love these people, we remember them, we celebrate them, and we fight back against this disease for them. To purchase you luminaria for a donation of $10 dollars please contact Ellen Stoner at 319-825-4053 or BeckiJo Shuey at 319-824-6340.

The Relay for Life will be held on the Grundy Center High School track on Friday night June 8, 2012 starting at 6 p.m. until midnight. For information about forming a team call Karen Shuey at 319-825-3744 or 319-230-8127. Also look for information at

The Grundy County Relay for Life committee will be holding a bake sale and silent auction the night of the event. Baked goods and silent auction items are welcomed. If you don't bake or have items to donate, consider donating your time such as a certificate for a lawn mowing or a car wash or other service. If you would like to donate baked items, other items or a service way call Jennifer Flater at 515-229-6770 or email her at jflater@



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