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Relay For Life of Litchfield County
May 19 @ 11:00 am
The Relay For Life of Litchfield County will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.
The schedule of events is as follows:
11:00 am Opening Ceremonies, followed by the Survivors/ Caregivers Walk.
8:30 pm Luminaria Ceremony. During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.
9:45 pm Closing Ceremony
Team members take turns walking around a track or other designated course. A requirement is that each team has a member walking at all times.
Money is raised by teams who solicit donations from individuals and businesses. There are a number of fundraising options some of which continue year round.
Relay For Life started in 1985 when Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked/ran for 24 hours on a track in Tacoma, Washington to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society.
Today teams raise funds at over 3,500 Relay events nationwide.
Proceeds from Relay For Life events “help the American cancer society fund ground-breaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prevention and early detection programs.”
For more information about the Litchfield County Relay For Life contact Amber Dunphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 379-4738.
For more information about the programs benefiting for Relay For Life events visit cancer.org