Luminaria available for Relay ceremony Aug. 3

July 24, 2018

A special luminaria ceremony will be held at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Rock River Friday, Aug. 3, at 10 p.m. at the Watertown High School track to remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have battled and won.

Anyone desiring to purchase a luminaria for the ceremony may do so by coming to Watertown Ace Hardware, 401 Bernard St., Watertown, or buying one from a Relay For Life team member. Each luminaria candle is $10. They can be purchased at the store now until Aug. 3 at noon. Cancer survivors may also honor their caregivers with a luminaria.

The luminaria tent will be open from 5-9 p.m. at the Relay For Life event on Aug. 3.

“It will be beautiful when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track,” said Kris Meyer, luminaria event lead. “We hope to sell enough to light the entire area.”

Cancer survivors will kick off the Relay For Life on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. with the official survivors’ lap. Information about purchasing a luminaria, forming a team or walking in the survivors’ lap is available by calling Watertown Ace Hardware at 920-261-3022 or Kay Christian at 920-261-0077, or emailing Christian at christian.kay.paul@gmail.com.

For information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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