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Luminaria Ceremony-Henderson County Relay-For-Life

Friday, July 31st:6-12pm

Honorary survivor Cindy Kane, along with other cancer survivors, felt a serene moment in time, after their many stressful days with their fight against the dreadful disease that haunts almost every American in some way.

It was 9 p.m. when the Luminaria Ceremony began. The bustle of many activities of the RELAY-FOR-LIFE came to a halt, and survivors were joined by team members and supporters of the Henderson County Relay-For-Life event at West Central High under a beautiful sky.

"How gorgeous it was," said Alicia Pence of Biggsville, a cancer survivor who says she has a lot to be grateful for. "Under an absolutely beautiful sky and full moon, I felt so blest, and at peace."

There was warmth of friends, the glow of the full moon, the flickering lights of hundreds of luminaries lining the track saying "we remember," "we care," "we stand with you in the fight."

Names were read off "in memory" of those who had lost the fight against cancer, and "in honor" of those who still survive with cancer.

"It was a time to calm down, reflect, breath in the night air, be thankful for this day and for your loved ones, and those who hang on to that hope and stick with the fight

Master of Ceremonies Troy Armstrong, included people poses, survivors and teams as they took the track, concession workers and different booths.

Also photos of "Frozen T-shirt contest. First 5 to get it pulled apart enough to get it on won prizes. Hopefully works so I can send them all at once?? Stacey Dutton in the Quad City office might have more info?? Don't have a contact #. Thanks Deb'