During this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life, participants will have the chance to remember loved ones and honor those battling cancer with a special luminaria ceremony. This ceremony will be held at the Conway Expo Center at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Each luminaria represents the love that families and friends have for a survivor who has won the battle against cancer or for the memory of someone who lost the fight. Hundreds of these beacons of hope will illuminate the Conway Expo Center during this moving ceremony.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life began in 1985 and remains a celebration of survivorship and remembrance that raises funds for and awareness of the fight against cancer. The Relay’s luminaria ceremony symbolizes the hope and courage with which we continue to work toward a cure for this deadly disease.

After sunset at each of the more than 4,200 Relay For Life events nationwide, luminarias decorated with the names of those who have battled cancer are lit and left glowing throughout the night to remind everyone of the incredible importance of their contributions.

Luminarias can be ordered for a minimum donation of $5 before the event by emailing Cayla Henry at caylahenry@hotmail.com. Luminarias can also be purchased at the event.

For more information about Relay For Life or cancer, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.