Relay for Life to host first lightfight drive-through display

Relay for Life of Montgomery County will host the first Light the Fight Drive-Through Luminaria Display Friday, July 10, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center

The event is free to the public, which is invited to join in a night of music, joy, celebration and remembrance.

The rec center’s parking lot will be filled with luminaria bags and lanterns personalized with the names of cancer survivors and the names of those who have lost their battle. Personalized bags to honor loved ones can be purchased for $5 at the Christiansburg Farmers Market on Thursday, July 9, between 3 and 7 p.m. or through a local Relay-for-Life team.

“Although our ceremony will look a little different this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we wanted to find a special way to honor our loved ones and show the community that hope is never cancelled,” said Relay-for-Life Event Leader Donna Christian. “This ceremony will allow us to celebrate, remember and continue to fight cancer in a safe and socially distanced way.”

“These events give me an opportunity to honor my mother who passed away from breast cancer as well as to help raise money to find a cure,” said Relay-for-Life representative Linda Howell. “Once you are involved with relay, you just want to do more to help.”

More information and details of this celebration of life via a drive-through lighted display are available at 540-774-2717 or by visiting


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