Keeping the flame burning with Relay for Life


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The Luminaria Ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.
The Luminaria Ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.
This year's theme of "Heroes of Hope" tells the story of why so many help keep vigil over the memories of loved ones in the Relay for Life.

“Anybody can be a super hero,” said Relay Co-chair Nancy Zeringue.

Zeringue is again co-chairing the event with Jan Landry, but it’s Zeringue’s 13th year with the event.

Some 14 teams representing more than 200 people have signed up to walk around the clock in the battle against cancer at the Sept. 30 relay.

“We are raising awareness of how cancer affects everyone and we are raising money for research in the hope that no one ever has to hear, ‘You’ve got cancer again,’” Zeringue said.

The Relay will begin at noon and run until midnight at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

The Luminaria Ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m. to honor the community’s cancer survivors and to remember those lost to the disease. Survivors will circle the track rimmed with glowing luminary while the names of survivors, those fighting cancer and those who have died due to cancer are read aloud.

“It’s definitely open to the public,” she said. “And we definitely could not do it without the support of the community. Everybody is invited. Come out and have a good time for a good cause.”

This year’s Relay will have some new additions with Anytime Fitness providing a Zumba warm up for the participants, Faith and the Music Crew will perform in this year’s music lineup and a Kid’s Village will provide activities throughout the day.

The event will open with comments by Anedra Coleman as survivor guest speaker, as well as Prince Chad Grosch and Princess Sara Edler.

Live entertainment include Faith Becnel and The Music Krewe from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; The Master’s Touch Drumline, 4:30 to 5 p.m.; Rock N’Soul, 5 to 8 p.m. and DJ Fish at 9 p.m. to midnight.

Additional Relay activities include a lip sync battle and Miss’ter Relay.

Tournaments will begin at 2 p.m.

Awards will be given for Best Campsite, Best Dressed (costume and shirt), and Horseshoe Tournament and Volleyball tournament winners.

Closing ceremony is at midnight.                              

Last year’s Relay raised an estimated $900,000 for the fight against cancer.




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