Local residents fill Lyon County Fairgrounds Friday to support fight against cancer Featured

A procession of local residents make their way through a sea of luminaries at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. A procession of local residents make their way through a sea of luminaries at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

A pathway of light lit up the Lyon County Fairgrounds Friday evening as part of an emotional ceremony honoring current and past individuals battling cancer.

A special drive-in version of the annual Relay For Life luminaria ceremony brought hundreds of individuals to the Fairgrounds to honor those who currently fight, those who regrettably lost their fights and the caregivers and family members who stand by patients through the duration of their fight. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the additional slate of annual Relay activities had to be canceled.

Despite this, organizer and cancer survivor Melanie Curtis says it was important to still move forward with a ceremony of some kind.

 

Over 350 luminarias were purchased for this year's ceremony generating $16,000 for the American Cancer Society with more funds still coming in according to Curtis. All proceeds assist the ACS in providing resources to cancer patients such as wigs, transportation and lodging during hospital stays.

For more information visit the American Cancer Society website.

 

Photos by Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News 

 

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