Sue Scheff: Get Your Teens Involved in Community Service – Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)

Relay for Life of Weston is being held on April 24-25, 2010 at Cypress Bay High School.  The entire community of Weston supports this annual event.  Many Weston schools sponsor teams each year, with students taking an active role in the fundraiser.

This is  a great opportunity for your entire family to participate in a good cause and spend time not only with each other, but meeting neighbors in your community.  Encouraging your teens to get involved not only can build their self esteem, it promotes community service and warms the hearts of many.

One important aspect of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the opportunity for people to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those who have won their battle. One of the most moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony.

As the sun sets over campsites and darkness falls, the night is brightened by the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria, each bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer. Some celebrate cancer survivors, while others help us honor and remember those gone too soon. All represent someone special who has been profoundly affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.

Would you like to honor or remember someone with a luminaria during the Relay For Life® Luminaria Ceremony of Hope? Order your luminaria online now!

Learn more about Weston’s Relay Life, click here or contact Joy Medrano at (954) 471-5136 or email at

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