Ceremony to honor cancer survivors and remember those we have lost

A special luminary ceremony during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Fannin County remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived. The luminary candle lighting to represent these individuals is on June 6 at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center Walking Track.

Anyone desiring to purchase a luminary may do so by contacting Andrea Wells at 903-227-5997. Each luminary is $5.

“It will be beautiful when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track.” said Andrea Wells, event chair. “We hope to light the entire track.”

Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event. Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches; people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

Fannin County cancer survivors will kick off Relay For Life on June 6 at 7 p.m. with the official survivors’ lap; then the rest of the participants will join the fun. Information about purchasing a luminary, forming a team member or walking in the survivors’ lap is available by calling 903-227-5997 or going online to http://www.fflfannin.com.

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

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

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