The Independence community will play host to its first adult Relay For Life since the 1990s on June 22 at Centerpoint Medical Center.

The Independence community will play host to its first adult Relay For Life since the 1990s on June 22 at Centerpoint Medical Center.


A special luminary ceremony during Relay For Life will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have battled and won.  The luminaria candle lighting to represent these individuals take place during Relay For Life of Independence at 9 p.m. June 22. 


Anyone desiring to purchase a luminaria may do so online at Relay For Life of Independence at www.relayforlife.org/independencemo by clicking “dedicate a luminaria.”  


Each luminaria candle is $5 in advance or $10 on the day of the event.


Relay For Life is an overnight, team effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. It starts at dusk and ends in the morning hours of the following day.


Funds raised during Relay For Life of Independence help support the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well and get well, finding cures and by fighting back. 


Information about how to form a team or become involved is available at www.centerpointmedical.com or www.relayforlife.org/independencemo.