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Saturday, August 3-4, 2013
3:00PM - 6:00AM
Reservoir State Park
Witmer Rd at Woodard Ave, Lewiston Map it
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** Hope Has No Curfew
Cancer Does Not Stop for Nighttime
RELAY FOR LIFE starts at dusk and ends at the next day’s morning. The light and darkness of the day and night parallel the physical effects, emotion and mental state for a cancer patient while undergoing treatment.
The RELAY FOR LIFE begins when the sun is setting. This symbolizes the time that the person has been diagnosed as having cancer. The day is getting darker and this represents the cancer patient’s state of mind as they feel that their life is coming to an end.
As the evening goes on it gets colder and darker, just as the emotions of the cancer patient do. The hours around 1:00am to 2:00am represent the time when the cancer patient starts treatment. They become exhausted, some sick, not wanting to go on, possibly wanting to give up. As a participant, you have been walking and feel much the same way. You are tired, want to sleep, maybe even want to go home, but you cannot stop or give up.
The hours around 4:00am to 5:00am symbolize the coming of the end of treatment for the cancer patient. Once again they are tired, but they know they will make it. The sun rising represents the end of the treatment for the cancer patient. They see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that life will go on. The morning light brings on a new day full of life and excitement for new beginnings for the cancer patient. As a participant, you will feel the brightness of the morning and know that the end of the RELAY FOR LIFE is close at hand.
When you leave RELAY FOR LIFE, think of the cancer patient leaving their last treatment. Just as you are exhausted and weak, so is that person after treatment.
There is no finish line until we find the cure.
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.