You love running and you enjoy giving back to the community. That makes this year’s Light Up the Night Glow Run 5k and Fun Run perfect for you. Organized by the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Pearl River County/Picayune, this event helps raise awareness for cancer victims and survivors. You won’t just raise awareness, though. You will also have a lot of fun at this nighttime run.
The event takes place on March 13th at Jack Read Park. Runners take their marks at 4 p.m., and the festivities last until midnight.
The event will begin by celebrating every person who has been impacted by cancer. This celebration includes people who have just been diagnosed all the way to those who have been in recovery for a decade.
Then, there will be a survivors’ lap. This lap honors the people who have fought cancer and won. The lap will give hope to those who are currently struggling with the disease.
The caregivers’ lap is next. They can walk this lap alone, or they can bring along the person they supported. This is a poignant lap and reminds everyone that support is important when fighting a disease.
The race also features a luminaria ceremony. Each luminaria bag is a symbol of a loved one who lost the fight to cancer. This doesn’t just honor those who have been lost. It also reminds people of the importance of research.
Finally, there will be a closing ceremony. The ceremony continues to honor everyone who has been impacted by cancer. People will also commit to taking further action in the fight against the disease.
You will need some time to decompress after the ceremony. It is emotional, so take some time for yourself. After you decompress, you will be ready to treat yourself. A new vehicle from Nissan of Picayune in Picayune, Mississippi, will be just what you need to put a smile back on your face. Plus, you can use your new vehicle to travel around the country to help raise awareness for cancer research.