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Friday, June 05, 2020

07:30 PM  
Relay for Life Luminaria Hope Trail Event

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County

To Create Drive-Thru Luminaria Hope Trail to Honor and Remember Cancer Survivors


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all previously scheduled Relay For Life events have been postponed until we can gather together safely. However, on Friday, June 5, join the Relay For Life of Madison County in your car, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, for a Luminaria Hope Trail event. This event is a drive-through, no-contact opportunity for the community to honor our cancer survivors and remember those we have lost by placing luminaria bags throughout Madison County. Bags will be displayed at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (551 Sayles St, Oneida), Oneida City Hall, and in neighborhoods in the area. New this year, we also have a “Hope Hero Bag” that can be purchased to honor those working the frontlines during this crisis.

“During this difficult time, cancer won’t stop, and neither will we,” said Melanie Francis, Sr. Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “Even though we cannot currently be face-to-face, we’re committed to continuing to fight cancer head-on and hope that you will stand together with us, even when we’re apart.”


Purchase a luminary bag in honor or remembrance of a loved one, or in honor of a frontline worker, online, at www.RelayForLife.org/MadisonCountyNY, then drive out to St. Paul’s church to see your bag on display. Be part of the Relay For Life movement and continue to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change.


The American Cancer Society’s mission matters more than ever. The needs of people facing cancer continue and so does our work. Cancer patients still need support during this crisis. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society to continue with cancer research, the 24/7 helpline, and for continuing services to get patients the care and support they need where we can.


Help continue to bringhope to those that need it most. Join your local Relay For Life to help those facing cancer. Visit www.RelayForLife.org/MadisonCountyNY for more information about this event. Rain date: Saturday, June 6th.


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Media Contact:
Melanie Francis





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