Relay for Life hosts virtual ‘Luminaria Ceremony’

SOUTHERN OREGON — Relay for Life’s annual Luminaria Ceremony is going virtual this year.

The ceremony is meant to honor people who are fighting cancer, have passed away from the disease or are cancer survivors.

The youth coordinator, Daryl Griggs, says teams are going to set-up their chosen locations with bags and candles for the ceremony tonight, which begins at 9 p.m.

‘The reality is that it’s uplifting to have people that fight, to have people that are there fighting alongside those that are battling. It’s just a testament to how much power we have here in the valley,” said Griggs.

Griggs says he believes there are over 1,000 bags that will be lit tonight, from Grants Pass to Klamath Falls.

Anyone interested in donating to the cause can visit here.

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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