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Relay For Life Sept. 20 Celebration

12:00AM / Monday, September 18, 2006

Mary Robert will participate during a Washington, D.C. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network event on Sept. 20. A corresponding event is scheduled to occur in Pittsfield on Park Square on Sept. 20.[Photo taken during May 2006 Northern Berkshire Relay For Life]
Pittsfield- The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Committees of Northern and Central/South Berkshire plan to join forces in a candle-lighting ceremony on Park Square in Pittsfield to show support for the Cancer Action Network’s Celebration on the Hill.

As the sun sets on September 20, thousands of luminaria will light the path around the Capitol Reflecting Pool [Washington, D.C.] to remember those lost to cancer, those fighting cancer, and those who have fought cancer and won.


Donna Briggs will participate during a Washington, D.C, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Sept. 20 event as an ambassador from the Northern Berkshires. [Photo taken during May 2006 Northern Berkshire Relay For Life]
Simultaneously to the celebration of hope in Washington D.C. all Berkshire county residents are urged to join the local efforts to let your politicians know that you care about cancer issues in a candle ceremony and walk on Park Square.

Berkshire region Relay For Life volunteers Donna Briggs and Mary Robert are expected to be in attendance at the Washington D.C. ceremony. Robert was selected as a Central/South Berkshires ambassador and Briggs will represent the Northern Berkshires as an ambassador.


In Pittsfield,brief opening remarks will begin at 7 p.m.. City Mayor James Ruberto is the scheduled guest speaker.

Music provided by Destiny (Diane Lescarbeau and Elaina Colias), who will accompany participants as they walk around the square and carry candles, similar to the ceremony of light, held at Relay For Life events around the country.

The ceremony symbolizes the hope and perseverance with which those affected by cancer all continue to fight.

Candles and light refreshments will be provided. Luminaria that will burn during the Park Square celebration may be purchased at the event in honor of cancer survivors who have or do battle cancer.

Proceeds from Luminaria sales will benefit the 2007 Relay For Life’s of Northern Berkshire and Central/South Berkshire. For details call Laura at 1-888-827-1020, option 3.

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