Luminaria Request Sample Letter
Dear Family and Friends,
I am participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For
Life in __________, on ________, 2007, and I’m writing to
ask for your support. Relay For Life is a celebration of
life and a celebration of survivorship. It is an
opportunity to teach people how to reduce their cancer
risk, a celebration to honor those who have survived and to
remember our loved ones who have lost the battle.
I believe in the American Cancer Society mission and I
want to make a difference in my lifetime. I know the
financial gifts are thoughtfully and carefully utilized
to make a positive impact in the fight against cancer.
I hope you will take a minute to think about a family
member or friend who is a cancer survivor or someone who
has lost their battle. A wonderful gift is to give a
donation in their honor to celebrate their life during the
Luminaria Ceremony. A candle will be lighted at the
Ceremony of Hope on Friday night at the Relay. The lights
will go out and the luminaria will glow to honor loved ones
who are no longer with us and to celebrate the lives of our
cancer survivors. You may write a check payable to the
American Cancer Society and return it to me by ________.
I have made my own contribution and hope that you will
make a meaningful gift based on your own situation.
For more information about a Relay where you live or
answers to questions about cancer, please call 1-8 0 0-A C
S-2 3 4 5 or access the web site www.cancer.org.
Thank you for being a part of my Relay team. I
appreciate your support of my efforts as we fight to win
the battle against cancer.