Candle bags are lit by Relay for Life Members to remember loved ones lost to cancer as well as to honor those fighting the disease. We were recently made aware of the ‘Dedicate a Luminaria’ campaign and were touched by this idea.
Simple white Luminaria or Candle Bags are personalized with a name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a loved one affected by cancer. They are illuminated after dark at every Relay for Life event.
Participants walk the track lined with luminara bags in reflection, a caregiver who has lost a loved one may find comfort from a fellow caregiver who has faced a similar loss. A survivor gains strength and hope from others who have followed the same journey and survived.
All resolve to continue the battle to save more lives so no more candlebags bear the names of those lost to the disease. Watch the Relay for Life video below for more information and find out how you can get involved in your local event.