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‘Reimagined’ Relay For Life of Greater Danbury 2021 Event Scheduled for May 15th

Report by Paula Antolini, March 23, 2021, 10:52AM EDT

Relay For Life of Greater Danbury 2019, at Bethel High School track.

“CANCER WON’T QUIT SO NEITHER CAN WE.” –Relay For Life

For more than 35 years, communities across the world have come together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. Even when facing the challenges of COVID-19, Relayers have found a way to fundraise for a future free from cancer. Funds raised through Relay For Life directly support breakthrough research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, access to lifesaving screenings, and much more.

Though Relay For Life may look different than it has in the past, the passion and commitment remain the same. There are now more ways than ever for anyone, anywhere, to join the Relay community.

The Relay For Life of Greater Danbury 2021 event will take place this year but in a “reimagined” format. “Tailgating” will begin on May 15th at 6pm where you can decorate your cars and gather your team members to show off your Purple Hope Power and Relay Pride. The Opening Ceremony is at 7:30pm honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season. The Luminaria Car Parade is at 8:00pm, which includes a drive through Downtown Bethel as the streets of Bethel are illuminated to celebrate and honor all those who have been touched by cancer. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope. Finally there is a Drive-In Movie (TBD) capping off the event. More details to come soon. View Schedule below.

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Event Details

Event Schedule for our Reimagined Relay:

Save the Date and Time

May 15, 2021

6 to 10pm

What will our REIMAGINED event look like?!

6pm-Tailgate with Us

Decorate your cars and gather your team members to show off your Purple Hope power and Relay pride.

Look our for details coming soon about our Relay Day Menu! We will be partnering with local businesses to offer yummy food with a portion being donated to our Relay’s fight against cancer!

7:30pm- Opening Ceremony

Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.

8pm- Luminaria Car Parade

Drive through Downtown Bethel as we illuminate the streets to celebrate and honor all those who have been touched by cancer.

Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

8:30pm-Drive In Movie

Movie- TBD

Join us for a good ole drive in movie experience!

More details coming soon!

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