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© Sarah Terokowskie
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UploadedMay 18, 2010
TakenMay 16, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D5000
Exposure1/8 sec at f/3.5
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Focal Length18 mm
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This was at our Relay for Life this past weekend, it was our 3rd year participating in this life changing event.

Relay For Life’s slogan is “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” The Luminaria Ceremony is targeted towards the “Remember” section of the slogan. During this time, participants are asked to gather and remember those who have fallen victim to cancer, who are Survivors and those still fighting. Luminaria bags are often decorated by participants, honoring a loved one who has passed or is currently fighting the disease. These bags are placed around the track and candles inside the bags are lit prior to the start of the Luminaria Ceremony. Usually, the Luminaria bags are used to spell out words such as HOPE and CURE, and the words illuminate during the Ceremony. Some participants or guest speakers are invited to share their stories during this time, and each participant is given a candle to light in remembrance of a loved one. Following the Luminaria Ceremony, participants walk a lap around the track in silence to give respect to those who have fallen ill to this deadly disease or to those whose lives were lost. At some Relay events, pictures of cancer patients are shown and Amazing Grace is performed.

23 responses

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (17 May 2010):

    Great shot, great cause. Happy to vote!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (17 May 2010):

    As a survivor, I am happy and honored to vote too!!! Thank you Sarah!!

  • Santiago Padilla

    Santiago Padilla gave props (17 May 2010):

    Yes. Voted!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 May 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (17 May 2010):

    Love the photo and the tradition. Voted.

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (18 May 2010):

    Most certainly voting.

  • Juan Estrada

    Juan Estrada gave props (18 May 2010):

    Beautiful pattern of lights in the shot. Amazing

  • Prasanna Kundu

    Prasanna Kundu gave props (18 May 2010):

    My Vote!!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (19 May 2010):

    yeah, voted!

  • Josephine M.

    Josephine M. gave props (20 May 2010):

    A very good tradition, voted.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 May 2010):

    oh yeah! voted

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 May 2010):

    wonderful theme entry!

  • Debra Vanderlaan

    Debra Vanderlaan gave props (22 May 2010):

    Voted! Love the lighting on this shot, very dramatic! Celebrate life, Debra

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (24 May 2010):

    Kudos for taking part and supporting such a worthwhile cause...A great photo as moving words...

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (24 May 2010):


  • dp *

    dp * gave props (25 May 2010):

    Heck yeah this is way RAD

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 May 2010):

    Although I have never had cancer we have lost many friends to this disease and another friend died in the past few days who fought her battle for over 10 years...You have my vote for a great theme entry!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2010):

    Great entry for the theme! Voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 May 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 May 2010):

    So beautiful and deeply moving, Sarah. Lost several beloved relatives to cancer. My mother is fighting it.

  • ace 62

    ace 62 said (10 Jun 2010):

    This is a very nice photo.

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro   gave props (5 Apr 2011):

    Most Excellent photo! Love the lead-in-lines and excellent tech. work! This is gotta be a favorite. Great Job Sarah! Michael Asaro

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