The American Cancer
Societyís Relay For Life event is often defined as a celebration of life,
symbolizing the courage and spirit of the more than 600,000 cancer survivors
who, each year, proudly walk a survivor lap at more than 5,200 Relay For
Life events worldwide.
In that spirit, the
Relay for Life of Duneland invites all cancer survivors and their caregivers
to a complimentary Survivors Dinner.
This yearís Relay
for Life of Duneland will take place from noon until 6 a.m. this Saturday
and Sunday, June 28-29, 2014, at the Chesterton Middle School Track, 651 W.
Morgan Ave., Chesterton.
The Relay will
feature a Survivors Lap at 4:30 p.m. This inspiring lap honors the courage
of all who have defeated cancer. Cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been
diagnosed with cancer) join together to walk the lap, unified in victory and
in hope. It's an emotional example that Relay For Life is ensuring more
lives are saved every year.
Dinner will follow the Survivors Lap at 5:00 p.m. in the Chesterton Middle
School Cafeteria, with food from some of Duneland Relayís generous community
sponsors including Popolanoís, Sage Restaurant, Luke Oil of Burns Harbor,
Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill, Ruge Meats, AdvantaClean of NW Indiana, The
Port Drive-In, Georgeís Gyros Spot, Sunrise Cafe, Valís Famous Pizzeria &
Grinders, Little Caesarís, AJís Pizza, Pizza Hut, El Salto, Chiliís of
Michigan City, Kimís Chocolates, Cake Heads and Jewel.
caregivers are invited to stay for the poignant Luminaria Ceremony at dusk.
The atmosphere of
Relay For Life is one of camaraderie and celebration, providing an
opportunity for cancer survivors to pass the torch of hope on to those still
To register for the
survivor dinner, please visit the registration tent at Relay for Life on
information about Relay for Life and to find out how to be involved, please
call 1-800-227-2345 or visit