Washington County Relay for Life Luminaria Display to be held Saturday

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Washington County invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life Luminaria Display at Washington County Courthouse on Oct. 2 to help save lives from cancer.

Due to the pandemic, Relay For Life events might look different but the passion and
commitment to fight cancer is unchanged.

“Let’s rally together in the fight against cancer and make a difference,“ says Rebecca Ruehl, Event Lead. “We envision a future where we no longer live with the threat of cancer. Unfortunately, that future is at risk and there is a mission urgency since COVID-19 forced the postponement of fundraising activities this past year. We want you to help us in the fight for a cancer free future.”

Relay For Life of Washington County will be a Luminaria Display on the Washington
Courthouse Lawn on Saturday, October 2 from 6 PM – 8 PM with the Luminaria lighting happening at 7 PM. The community are invited to come out and walk through the lit Luminaria which are dedicated in honor and in memory of those impacted by cancer.

For more than 35 years, participants and volunteers across the world have come together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society conduct breakthrough research, provide 24/7 support for cancer patients and access to lifesaving screenings.

“Fundraising through Relay For Life is more important than ever and we can’t allow progress to be put on hold because of the pandemic. Cancer won’t stop, and neither can we,” said Ruehl.

To learn more about Relay For Life of Washington County by starting a fundraising team, donating, or to dedicate a Luminaria for the event, visit www.relayforlife.org/washingtoncountyIL or follow us on Facebook at “Relay For Life of Washington County IL.”

— Submitted by the American Cancer Society

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