Join us for the Luminaria Ceremony at the Relay For Life of Androscoggin County to remember or honor a loved one by dedicating a luminaria candle to be lit during a special ceremony at the event.

Luminaria are candle lanterns bearing the names of people who have been affected by cancer. As the sun sets over campsites and darkness falls, the night is brightened by the glow of candles each bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer. Some celebrate cancer survivors, while others help us honor and remember those gone too soon. All represent someone special who has been profoundly affected by cancer, and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.

“It is a beautiful sight when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track,” said Belinda Samson, volunteer chair of the Relay For Life ofAndroscoggin County. “The Luminaria Ceremony is a moving way to celebrate what cancer survivors have overcome, while motivating our community to continue to fight the disease that claims too many lives.”

Luminaria will be lit at the event at 9 p.m. to represent these individuals. For a donation of $10, anyone desiring to honor or remember someone with a luminaria may do so by visiting or by calling 1-800-227-2345.

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