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Relay for Life Luminaries

Article Date: 
5 August, 2011 (All day)


The American Cancer Society Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

What are luminaries? They are white sacks that are displayed around our football field with the name of a loved one who has survived or lost their battle to cancer. These white sacks are then illuminated with a candle.  We each can make a difference!

The spirit will continue to grow and thrive as we hold our Relay here in Morgan. Our spirit will GLOW when a sack is purchased on behalf of our loved ones. Cancer has touched so many of us and this is a wonderful way to honor those who have been touched by cancer. The lighted luminaria bags are placed around the football field in memory or in honor of someone who has been touched by cancer.

We would like to give everyone in the great communities of Morgan County and Summit County the opportunity to honor or remember a loved one who has been touched by cancer.

The luminaria are set up at the football field, and the lights are turned off. Battery operated candles are placed inside and the sack will glow to reveal the name of your loved one to all who walk around the track.

You can decorate your sack and put your loved one’s name on it, or you can simply just put your loved one’s name. As we walk around the track in the dark we can read the names and remember our loved ones.

Call Megan Wilkinson at (801)-829-5251 or Debby Wilkinson at (801)-829-6072 to purchase a sack. A suggested donation for each sack is $5.00, but any dollar amount is wonderful. The sack can be decorated or simply display your loved one’s name. You may purchase as many sacks as you like. We need to weigh down the sacks so they do not tip over. If you are able we would love a canned food item that we will donate to the local food bank.

We are excited about our relay for life this year and hope that you will come and participate and enjoy the luminaria ceremony where your loved one’s name will shine throughout the night.

The Relay starts at 6:00 p.m. on August 12, 2011 at the Morgan High School football field. The luminaria lighting and program begins at 10:00 p.m. Hope to see you there! Don’t miss out on celebrating those we love!