All around the track on both sides are these white, decorated bags that have the name of a cancer survivor or someone who has passed away from cancer. They are purchased by family and friend and have a candle inside. At 9:00 they turn off the lights at the track and all these candles are lit. Family and friends sit by the lumianaria of the person they are honoring or in memory of. They have a little ceremony remembering those we have lost and those who are still fighting. It touches my soul and gives me strength to continue another year in my job as a lifesaver (yes that is how I truly feel about my job).
This year I donated my Peace, Love and a Cure for the silent auction. At 8:00 it had a bid of $50 on it. I don't know if that was the final bid or what it actually went for. The money will go for cancer research. I will update you next week when I find out the actual bid.