Relay For Life Glow Sticks and Glow Necklaces

Posted in Relay For Life on March 24, 2009

Relay For Life is an overnight event to fight cancer. It is the signature fundraising activity of American Cancer Society. Each relay is made of teams of a certain number of participants, including cancer survivors, volunteers and attendees, who take turns running or walking around a local track all night long. The purpose of the relay is to raise money for research, cancer education and patient service programs. Relay For Life is,

A time to honor cancer survivors: At every relay, all cancer survivors in the community are honored for their courage and strength to fight off the disease by kicking off the event in the survivor’s lap.

A community united: The event brings together the community to fight against cancer.

A ceremony of hope and remembrance: Paper lanterns filled with burning candles or yellow glow sticks bearing the names of loved ones are lined up along the track and left burning or glowing all night long.

In the past few years, glow products such as glow sticks and glow necklaces have been used extensively at relay events. Although candlelight has been used as luminaries in the past, glow sticks have become an effective alternative┬ánot only because they are a lot easier to handle than candles, also they don’t possess the potential risk of being easily extinguished by weather conditions or causing fires.

And as relay are overnight events, relay for life glow sticks and glow necklaces have been sold to attendees to add to the festivals and serve as a great fundraising tool.

Being to a relay and have some thoughts to share, please comment below.

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4 Responses to “Relay For Life Glow Sticks and Glow Necklaces”

  1. Adriana Says:

    My Relay for Life team will be using glow sticks and other such glowing objects at our event. We will be selling them, too. This has gone over great with the younger attendees in the past, so I know it will be a great success!

    Would anyone, by chance, have any creative ways to use glow sticks in a game form?

    Thanks!

  2. jim Says:

    One thing came to mind was with glow sticks coming in assorted colors, you could assign different colors to different groups of your team, or to different person…

    Maybe someone in your team is a good joggler, he or she can joggle a few glow sticks in the dark, looks really cool in the dark especially if you use yellow or green glow sticks as they are so bright. The only thing is don’t use glow sticks that are too light, so at least 6″ glow sticks, 12″ will be the best.

    Anyone else has some ideas?

  3. Zilvinas Juraska Says:

    Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

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