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Posted on: August 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Relay for Life Romeoville

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Each year, across the nation, Relay for Life brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. It's a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we've lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too may lives. Join us for Relay for Life Romeoville on Saturday, August 27th at 4 p.m. at Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Rd.

Opening Ceremony: 4:00 p.m.
The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff that celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer and reminds us all that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivors Luncheon: 2:00 p.m.
Survivor Lap : 4:30 p.m.
Cancer survivors take the first lap around the track. Cheered on by the other participants and the sound of upbeat music, the Survivors Lap lets all cancer survivors at the event celebrate their victory over cancer.

Caregivers Lap: immediately following Survivor Lap
During the Caregivers Lap, anyone who ever cared for someone with cancer walks a special lap so they can be honored. Caregivers can walk this lap with the person they helped if they are also present.

Luminaria Ceremony: 9:00 p.m.
At the candlelight Luminaria Ceremony we remember loved ones lost to cancer, support people who currently have cancer, and honor people who fought cancer in the past. It's a powerful part of the event because it provides an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

Closing Ceremony: 10:00 p.m.
The Closing Ceremony celebrates what we all just accomplished together. It's also a time to remember the lives of those lost, and to commit to continuing the fight against this disease over the next year.

Click for more info., to register or to donate.
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