"It's just one little candle, one tiny flickering light, a challenge to the
darkness, a small beacon in the night. "
falls on June 17, 2011 the Duneland community will come together during the
Luminaria Ceremony and remember why we participate in the American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life.
Relay for Life of Duneland theme is “There’s a Superhero in You!” The event
will take place at Chesterton High School, 2125 S. 11th Street, June 17-18
from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ceremony is an opportunity to reflect on how cancer has touched each of us
personally. It's a time to look inside ourselves with quiet reflection and
find hope. No matter what our experience with cancer has been, we all share
the hope that we will one day live in a world where family members and
friends will never have to hear the words "you have cancer."
Ceremony is an important part of the Relay for Life, providing an
opportunity to honor those who have been touched by cancer. The track is
illuminated by hundreds of Luminarias, with each one representing a
treasured relationship and a cancer story.
welcome at this event, however, you do not need to be present to take part
in this tribute. With your suggested $5 donation, the name of a loved one,
or message, will be placed on a Luminaria bag and will be lit at dusk during
available at the following locations in Chesterton: Duneland Resale, 801
Broadway; Centier Bank, 103 Broadway; Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of
Commerce, 220 Broadway; Chesterton Tribune, 193 S. Calumet Road;
Peggy Sue's Diner, 117 S. Calumet Road and UPS Store, 709-2 Plaza Drive.
You can also
dedicate a Luminaria by visiting
clicking on "Dedicate a Luminaria". You may choose a team you would like the
Luminaria donation credited to.
You can also use
the website to register as a participant, donate to a team or find out more
information about Relay for Life of Duneland, please contact Brianna Herndon
at (219) 406-4341 or
Cancer Society may be reached at 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org
What is Relay for Life?
Each year, millions of people dedicated to eliminating cancer in our
lifetime participate in a unique event that helps communities celebrate
cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and help fight back against a
disease that takes too much. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay
Much more than a
walk around a track, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life helps local
communities take action against a disease that will affect one in four
families. It unites participants with others who have shared a similar
experience, allowing them to find hope and healing.
co-workers, colleagues, family and friends camp out overnight and take turns
walking laps around a track. Participants celebrate the victory of local
cancer survivors during the special Survivors Lap.
At dusk, they
have a chance to remember loved ones lost to the disease during the poignant
During the Fight
Back ceremony, community members are encouraged to make a pledge to save one
life from cancer.
at American Cancer Society Relay For Life events help provide access to
up-to-date cancer information, day-to-day help and emotional support 24
hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-227-2345.
Cancer Society matches local cancer patients with much-needed resources such
as rides to treatment and tips on coping with various aspects of cancer.
Relay For Life
also supports the American Cancer Society’s efforts to educate people about
cancer prevention and to ensure fighting cancer remains a top priority for
local, state and federal legislators.