On Friday, July 10, 2009, Ithaca Sunrise Rotarians were at work doing what Rotarians do best: serving their community. Dewey Neild, Ursula Russ, George Sperry, Kathy Larson, Chris Haase, Lynda Myers and Dalva Hedlund were instrumental in handling the sale of Luminary Bags at the Tompkins County Relay for Life held at Lansing High School.


Although bags are sold months prior to this event to raise money for Cancer Research, there is still an opportunity at the event to sell more. It is just one of the ways money is raised for this Relay and it contributes significantly to the success of the fund-raising. This group sold the bags, got folks to decorate them, filled them with sand and a candle, and made sure they were placed on the track and were lit.

If you have never been to the Relay, consider it next year. It is a wonderful way to honor those who are fighting cancer as well as remembering those who have lost their fight. All this is accomplished as our community comes together as one. It is moving to see all the bags lit as darkness falls.


Consider joining next year to help make a difference. 


Ursula Russ (copy) and Dewey Neild (photo) contributed to this story.