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The powerful meaning behind these luminarias: ‘We're striving’

Posted at 12:52 AM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 00:55:49-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The American Cancer Society is hosting Relay For Life luminaria events across Central Virginia this weekend.

A drive-thru event took place Saturday evening at Innsbrook.

Each luminaria represents a cancer survivor, a caregiver, or someone who has died from cancer.

Roxanne Bowles, a two-time cancer survivor, said events like Saturday’s are crucial.

“You know that folks are supporting you, and that people care, and that we're looking for a cure,” Bowles said. “We're trying every day. We're striving.”

All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society. Click here to learn more of if you would like to make a donation.