Relay for Life event goes virtual in southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Relay for Life of Southern Oregon is going virtual this year.

The relay is an annual event that raises money for the fight against cancer. The Luminary Ceremony will be streamed on Facebook this Saturday, starting at 9 p.m. The ceremonial lights in paper bags represent everyone touched by cancer.

Participants are asked to light their own luminary bags in their backyard and send in photos before 9:45 Saturday night.

Anna Weeks is the anchor of NBC5 News at 5 and 11 and Your Place @7 with Anna Weeks. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Originally from the Portland area, Anna loves exploring Southern Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and watching sports.
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