On Saturday July 30 Los Angelenos, armed with tents and sleeping bags, will gather at Helen Bernstein High School (Wilton and Fountain in Hollywood) at 9:00 a.m. for Hollywood’s Relay for Life, an overnight campout against cancer.
The event begins with survivors walking the Survivors Lap together in purple Relay shirts affirming the courage of those who have faced cancer and won. At sundown the Luminaria Ceremony honors and memorializes those who are still fighting cancer or have lost their battle with decorated luminaria bags illuminating track into the night, lighting a path of hope. The event closes the next morning with the upbeat Fight Back Ceremony, reminding us that we have the power to change the course of this disease.
In 2010, more than three million walkers, including more than 600,000 cancer survivors, participated in 5,150 Relay events nationwide and in 19 other countries. California alone Relay raised nearly $26,401 million raised for cancer research, education, services and advocacy.
Relay For Life of Hollywood: Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, July 31, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: Saturday, July 30, 9:00 a.m.
Survivors Lap: Saturday, July 30, 9:30 a.m.
Luminaria Ceremony: Saturday, July 30, 9:00 p.m.
Fight Back/Closing Ceremony: Sunday, July 31, 8:30 a.m.