Relay For Life June 23

Staff Reporter

Every June community members gather together to rally against cancer. This year Relay for Life in Stevens County will be held at Yep Kanum Park in Colville on June 23. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony and then the survivor's lap.

Activities will be held in the part from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Luminaria Ceremony will take place at 9:30 p.m. and will be followed with a glow in the dark dance with music. The closing ceremony will be at 10:45 p.m.

Each luminaria bag represents a loved one lost to cancer, brings support to those affected by it, and honors survivors. Participants in the ceremony will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaries that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaries may be purchased through the official Relay For Life website. The the Statesman Examiner is also offering luminaries for a donation of $5 and purple hope braclettes are $1. All donations go to Relay For Life.