The even raises funds for the American Cancer Society.
ANCHORAGE – In preparation for this spring’s Relay for Life, the Alaska Zoo is partnering with the American Cancer Society for a special event Feb. 27.
Luminaria Night gives participants a chance to purchase and decorate paper bag lanterns in memory of loved ones fighting cancer. The bags can be purchased for $10 beforehand at the Alaska Zoo or at the event itself, which begins Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
Lynn Lewis, an organizer of the Anchorage Relay for Life, said the lanterns will also be displayed at the main event in May. She said they’re one more way to bring Alaskans together in the battle against cancer.
“We have a moment where we play music just to honor the families, and walk the park and people can experience and just feel the moment, remembering their families or honoring those currently in the fight,” she said.