Massena Delta School creates luminaria for Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Several sophomores at Massena's Delta School of Choice with their completed bags: Joey Nason, Nicole Russell, Mary Ann Binan, Hannah Donalis, and Thomas Rushlow.

MASSENA -- The American Cancer Society holds its Massena/Louisville Relay for Life meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Massena Meals on Wheels, E. Hatfield St., featuring luminaria created by students at Massena Delta School of Choice.

Many Relay for Life events include a ceremony in which participants light luminaria -- candles inside decorated bags -- in remembrance of loved ones lost to cancer and of those for whom the fight continues. The students decorated the bags to reflect this year’s relay theme, “Sporting for a Cure.”

The Cancer Society staff will give the student bags to relay participants.

“We made the models so that at the meeting everyone can go up and look at ours to help create their own,” said sophomore Hannah Donalis.

The lit luminaria will line the track lighting the way for those teams walking to raise money for cancer research.