Cancer seems to have touched everyone’s lives these days, one way or another. This summer’s Relay For Life, scheduled for August 3, 2018, gives us all a chance to help make a difference.
Relay For Life is the major fundraiser of the American Cancer Society that is held in thousands of communities and in 27 countries. The annual community event brings together individuals and families to honor survivors, remember loved ones, and to help to raise money for research. The day is always a moving tribute and if you have a chance to attend, you’ll be rewarded with knowing you’ve helped make a difference.
Relay for Life
August 3, 2018
Central Community High School
7740 Old U.S. Highway 50, Breese, IL
The Friday evening event in Breese includes an Opening Ceremony to honor everyone who has been touched by cancer, and to thank all those who are responsible for organizing this year’s event. This is followed by the Survivor/Caregiver Walk. The walk is a testament to those who are dealing with or who have survived cancer, and participants show their encouragement with each step taken. Everyone who has been touched by cancer is given a luminaria, signifying one person who has suffered or died of the disease. Seeing all the lights together is a wonderful image of comfort, support and hope. The Closing Ceremony is a call to action, celebrating what we have accomplished together and what we all still can do.
Working together for a good cause, such as the Relay For Life, is something we do naturally. It’s one more thing that makes Clinton County such a special place to live and visit.