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Honoring loved ones through light

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Luminaria celebration is one of the most emotional events at an American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event. Organizers of last year's local event lit candles inside memorial bags and placed them in a way to spell out CURE. This year, event organizers will provide a PowerPoint presentation of pictures of people who are currently fighting, have survived or have died from cancer during the candlelight ceremony. Times Staff File Photo.
Families who have loved ones currently fighting or who have lost the battle with cancer will have a special way to remember them at this year's "Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back" American Cancer Society's Clay County Relay For Life event.

Committee Member Carrol Evans has set up an e-mail account so people can send in pictures of family and friends they want remembered in the PowerPoint presentation that will run during the Luminaria presentation.

"I'll need the name of the person in the photo and the type of cancer they had and whether they are a survivor or not to go with the pictures," Evans said. "Pictures need to be sent as an attachment in a JPEG format."

Evans said the pictures would not be in any particular order or coincide with the names read during the ceremony, but they can be personalized.

"If the person enjoyed a favorite theme or a hobby, I'll try to get backgrounds to fit them," she said. "The deadline for sending digital pictures is April 25th. I can't guarantee any pictures submitted after that date will be in the presentation."

To make a submission for the presentation, send a digital photo (JPEG format) along with the person's information to the following email address, carrol.evans@yahoo.com.

Evans is also accepting photos through the mail, but recommends that people choose a copy of a picture or one that does not need to be returned soon. Please do not send photocopied pictures or paper scans of the pictures because the quality will not be very good. The deadline for submissions by mail is April 23.

Submit pictures to Carrol Evans at 511 Edgewood Drive, Brazil, IN 47834.

"They can call me if they have any questions," Evans said, adding that her phone number is 812-442-0505. "They can leave a message if necessary."

This month's Relay meetings will be held in the lower level of Riddell National Bank on Tuesday, April 8. The committee member meeting will begin shortly after 5 p.m., with the team captain meetings scheduled immediately afterwards, starting around 6:15 p.m.

Those interested in participating or wanting to learn more about Relay, may contact Kathy White at 446-9733 or by e-mail at kwhite@ticz.com or log on to www.acsevents.org/relay/in/clay for more information.

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