from the American Cancer Society

For Media Inquiries contact:                                                                                                    For Immediate Release

Paul McGee (716) 432-1196, (716) 689-6982 ext 113                                                           November 19, 2004



Luminaria Candles Honor and Remember Friends and Loved Ones Who’ve Faced Cancer, Proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society


WHAT:           The busiest shopping days of the year will also be busy days for the fight against cancer.


Volunteers from Grand Island High School will sell Relay For Life Holiday Luminaria at the Prime Outlets Mall.  Holiday Luminaria include a luminaria bag and candle and are similar to the ones sold annually at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life on Grand Island.  Luminaria honor and remember people who have faced cancer in their lives.  The Luminaria will be available for $5 and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and patient service programs through the Relay For Life on Grand Island.


                        Last year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life event on Grand Island raised more than $50,000 for the fight against cancer.  A similar mall promotion last year raised about $1,000.


WHERE:        Prime Outlets Mall

                        1900 Military Rd.

                        Niagara Falls, NY



WHEN:           Friday, November 26, 2004

                        Noon – 6:00 p.m.

                        Outside of J. Crew


                        Saturday, November 27, 2004

                        Noon – 6:00 p.m.

                        Next to Burger King in the Food Court


            The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 17 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit


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