The highlight of each Relay event is the Luminaria Ceremony where Luminaria bags dedicated to cancer fighters light the path during the night hours, symbolizing that cancer never sleeps. This year at the Drive-thru Luminaria event, the Luminaria bags will light the path as vehicles drive-thru the campus. This is a safe, contactless event and all attendees will remain in their vehicles.
In addition to the Drive-thru Luminaria event, sponsored by Genentech, two Oceanside restaurants have joined the fight against cancer and are hosting Give-Back Fundraisers for the Relay. On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Señor Grubbys at 311 N. Tremont, Oceanside will donate 20% of sales from 6:00pm-8:00pm. On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Board and Brew at 2213 S. El Camino Real, Oceanside will donate 20% of sales when you mention Oceanside Relay.
“To see the Oceanside community come together to find a way to remember friends and family during this time is truly special. Many of us are touched by cancer. We all want the same thing…to find a cure,” said Ortiz who also relays on a team of family & friends with her daughter, Brianna Ortiz. Their team was started 15 years ago in memory of her husband who passed away from colon cancer in 2001.
The American Cancer Society’s mission matters more than ever. The needs of people facing cancer continue and so does our work. Cancer patients still need support during this crisis. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society to continue with cancer research, the 24/7 helpline, and for continuing services to get patients the care and support they need.
Help continue to bring hope to those that need it most. Join us and donate to the Relay For Life of Oceanside by visiting, www.RelayForLife.org/OceansideCA or by contacting Jessica Flora at 717.578.9020 or email Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the American Cancer Society visit: www.cancer.org or for 24-hour support, call 800-227-2345.