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Relay for Life Luminaria Ceremony to be be rescheduled

June 17, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TAMA NEWS-HERALD - Due to lightening at last Friday’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tama County event, the planning committee would like to let everyone know that the Luminaria Ceremony will be rescheduled at a future date.

The 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tama County did get started last Friday night at South Tama High School at 6 p.m. The Opening Ceremony and Survivors Ceremony did take place before lightening forced the clearing of the area at about 7:40 p.m.

The new time and location for the Luminaria Ceremony will be determined in the next few days. Committee members, team captains, and the website will provide details as to the new time and location.

Luminarias and raffle tickets are still available for purchase, and donations are still being accepted to help in the fight against cancer. Thus far, nearly $43,000 has been raised, with a goal of $45,000 having been set for the event. Additional information can be gained from the following committee members, and the event website at

# Karen Symonds—Dysart—319-476-7762

# Linda Goos—Gladbrook—641-473-2776

# Polly Sokol—Tama/Toledo—641-481-1374

# Dotta Hassman-Traer—319-269-9722

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Article Photos

Tama-ToledoBoy Scouts Matt Upah (holding U.S. flag), Taylen Anderson and the Troop leader, Matt Anderson (left), accompany the Relay for Life banner on the South Tama High School track on Friday night, June 10. The annual event recognizes cancer survivors while raising research funds and awareness of cancer.
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