Relay for Life luminaria to light up area June 19

FORT MADISON – The Relay For Life of North Lee County announces a new event, ‘Light Up the Fight’ to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. People are encouraged to purchase luminarias in honor, memory or in support of a loved one and then display them on their porch, deck, neighborhood, or business on Friday June 19, between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m. This will provide community members an opportunity to cruise North Lee County and enjoy the beauty of support displayed with these luminarias.
Luminaria bags are available for purchase by visiting the Relay For Life of North Lee County’s Facebook page or by contacting a committee or team member. Both decorated and plain luminaria bags are available and all bags purchased come with a glow stick to light them up. Discounts will be given based on quantity purchased.
“With COVID-19 we, like so many other organizations, were challenged to think outside of the normal Relay For Life event. We felt this was a great way to get the entire community involved with a visual support of the American Cancer Society. We would love to have our teams, neighborhoods and businesses compete for the biggest, brightest display of lights,” expressed Angie Budnik, Chairperson of the Relay For Life of North Lee County. “We have a very creative and dedicated committee who have all been personally touched by cancer. They really wanted to keep our event alive in some way, because you can’t quarantine cancer.”
Luminaria bags will be available for purchase through Monday, June 15, 2020 with a personalized label. Plain bags will be available for purchase through Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Bags and glow sticks can be picked up on Wednesday, June 17 from 3-6 p.m. at Central Park or you can have them delivered to your residence or business for a $5.00 delivery fee.
More information is available on the Relay For Life of North Lee County Facebook page or by calling 319-376-2249. Even when we are apart we are together in our fight against cancer.

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