Relay For Life of Southern Nevada Illuminates Hope for American Cancer Society on August 1

Relay For Life of Southern Nevada volunteers invite locals to help “Illuminate Hope” with paper Luminaria lanterns on Saturday, August 1 in both Las Vegas and Pahrump. The drive-thru luminaria displays will be lit at both the College of Southern Nevada Charleston campus and at Highway 160 in Pahrump, to remember and honor those who have been affected by cancer.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Relay For Life of Southern Nevada continues the fight against cancer by urging local community members to come together. The goal of the “Illuminate Hope” event is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS is the largest private, nonprofit funder of cancer research, second only to the federal government. COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of events across the nation, and for the first time since its inception in 1946, it is predicted that there will be a $200 million deficit in the fight against cancer.

Luminaria bags can be purchased for a suggested donation of $10 and then decorated to honor loved ones who have been affected by or have passed from cancer.  Bags can be purchased online at to be displayed in the Illuminate Hope commemoration, and can also be decorated by Relay For Life volunteers by special request.

The two locations are College of Southern Nevada, Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., beginning at 8 p.m. and Highway 160 in Pahrump, from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit or Relay For Life of Southern Nevada on Facebook for more information and to stay up-to-date with event details and ways to get involved.

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