This free event is open to everyone and is sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Relay For Life, a local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
A Luminaria is a white paper bag decorated with words and artwork, illuminated by a glow stick and dedicated to a loved one with cancer. At the March 4 event, people may purchase Luminaria bags ($10 suggested), decorate them with materials provided and/or participate in a brief Luminaria ceremony from 7 to 7:15pm. Children are welcome to attend and decorate Luminaria bags.
People who wish to have a pizza or other meal during the event will be pleased to know that DeVino’s will donate 15% of the food purchases to Relay For Life.
The Luminaria event is a precursor to the fourth annual Pleasant Hill Relay For Life, which will be held June 1-2 at the Pleasant Hill Middle School.
The Relay for Life is not a race or a run; teams form beforehand and raise money. During the relay, teams keep at least one member on the track for a full 24 hours to signify that cancer never sleeps and neither does the fight against cancer.
For more information, go to www.RelayForLife.org/PleasantHillCA, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-944-4898.