Relay for Life is an inspiring overnight community event organised by Singapore Cancer Society that offers everyone in a community an opportunity to join in the fight against cancer. People from all walks of life will walk or run around a track of path at their own pace during the event. Each team is asked to have at least a member on the track at all times to signify that the fight against cancer never sleeps.
Taking place for the 2nd year, SCS Relay for Life gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Singapore Cancer Society. Relay For Life is for people of all ages and fitness levels – anyone can take part!
Date : 10th Mar (Sat) – 11th Mar (Sun) 2018
Time : From 6pm – 9am
Venue : National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub (1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629)
Guest-of-Honour : President Halimah Yacob
This time, Singapore Cancer Society is also encouraging all to step up and make a statement against cancer by taking up the 100KM TEAM CHALLENGE! Walk or run as a team, and conquer 100KM overnight to be proudly deemed as Relay Champion!
To find out more on how you can participate here!
In addition, Luminaria bag which are symbols of Hope can be found at every Relay For Life event around the world.
Everyone knows someone, or knows of someone who has been affected by cancer or perhaps, even a caregiver who has been playing a significant role. Taking place for the 2nd year and as part of World Cancer Day (4 February), SCS Relay for Life is organised around 3 main segments: Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back. It gives everyone a chance to Celebrate cancer survivors and carers; Remember loved ones lost to cancer; and Fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the SCS. Relay For Life is for people of all ages and fitness levels that anyone can take part!
Notably, during the “Remember” segment is where Luminaria Ceremony will be held. This is a ceremony of remembrance and hope. It is a way to honour survivors and those who have lost the battle to cancer. A time to grieve for those we have lost, to reflect on our own or loved ones’ cancer experience, and to find hope that tomorrow holds the promise of a cancer-free world. The luminaria bags will be lined around the entire track and lighted up. The ceremony is quiet and reverent, and gradually builds so it ends on a note of inspiration and hope
More information can be found here.
About the Luminaria Bags
Luminaria are bags with names written on them of those who have fought or are currently fighting the battle against cancer. Whether they have won their battle, currently fighting, or have lost their life because of cancer, Luminaria are symbols of Hope found at every Relay For Life event. The light inside each Luminaria represents a life, which shines with the Hope for a cancer-free world. Luminaria bags typically have “In Memory of [Name]” or “In Honor of [Name]” written on them. Many participants decorate them using markers, photos, or other memorabilia to make the Luminaria unique and special.
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