The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

April 17, 2013

Cancer survivors' luncheon set Sunday

By CHERIL VERNON
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Relay for Life of Anderson County will honor its cancer survivors and their caregivers during the annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Luncheon this Sunday.

The come-and-go luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall, located at 106 E. Crawford St.

“This is our third year to have the luncheon at St. Philip’s in advance of the Relay for Life event,” luncheon organizer Mary Kolstad said. “We want to honor our cancer survivors. They can play bingo and win prizes, we will have lunch and enjoy a special Relay for Life cake made especially for them.”

Cancer survivors who are registered to attend the Relay for Life of Anderson County event on Friday, May 3 at Westwood High School’s Panther Stadium are invited to the free luncheon.

Relay for Life on May 3 will begin with an opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. followed by the survivors’ lap and the luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m.

“We encourage cancer survivors to come out to this event as our special guest,” Kolstad said.

New to this year’s Relay for Life event will be a special lap for armed forces and veterans.

“Veterans and those serving in the military are invited to participate in our event,” Kolstad said.

For more information about the survivors’ celebration luncheon, call Kolstad at 903-724-1480.