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Oconee Relay For Life Happening This Saturday

Oconee Relay for Life is happening this Saturday at 3:00pm at the Saver Recreational Complex in Seneca.

The event kicks off with the opening ceremonies where everyone is honored who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.

Then the 1st lap is taken by Survivors. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

The 2nd lap is taken by caregivers recognizing them for all they do to support their loved ones.

Once the event is in full swing, teammates take turns walking the track to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer. There will also be entertainment and activities throughout the day.

After dark the Luminaria Ceremony will take place. You’ll see Luminaria decorated with the names of loved ones lining the track or path of the walk. They will light up after dark. 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.

Dedicating a Luminaria is not the only way to express your unwavering support. When you make a donation for a Luminaria, it helps the American Cancer Society continue to fight cancer on all fronts.

The event ends with a closing ceremony and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.

For more information on the event or how to get involved go to relayforlife.org/oconeesc or call 1-800-227-2345

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