Relay For Life collecting canned food Saturday for luminarias, local pantries

Jessie Lanzrath, left, and Baylee Parsons, from Topeka, light luminarias during the Relay For Life event. The luminarias honor people who have fought cancer.

Jessie Lanzrath, left, and Baylee Parsons, from Topeka, light luminarias during the Relay For Life event. The luminarias honor people who have fought cancer.

Relay For Life of Douglas County is having a canned food drive Saturday to anchor about 6,000 luminarias that honor or remember those who battled cancer.

The luminarias will be displayed during the Relay For Life event from 7 p.m. June 10 to 7 a.m. June 11 at Free State High School’s track, 4700 Overland Drive.

Then, the canned food will be donated to Douglas County food pantries and the Lawrence Humane Society.

Relay For Life members will be collecting food between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at these Lawrence locations:

Hy-Vee — 4000 W. Sixth St.

Wal-Mart stores — 3300 Iowa St. and 550 Congressional Drive.

Checkers — 2300 La.

PetCo — 3115 Iowa.

Tagged: poverty, Relay For Life of Douglas County, hunger, cancer, food pantries

Comments

Steve Tramba 7 years, 4 months ago

To all my "peers" who will have a luminaria lit in their honor (or memory for those departed) at this relay, god bless you all. Take each day & live it to your fullest - I am lucky to have an outstanding diagnosis, & look forward to a continue life of health & happiness with those I love & am friends with in my surroundings.

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