Relay For Life of Berkshire County has teamed up with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in Pittsfield for a really great event to take the place of this year’s annual Relay event, which was supposed to have taken place back in June, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Saturday (Oct. 3rd) from 7 pm to 9 pm, Guardian Life will host “A Night of Hope,” during which the general public is invited to safely drive through the company’s parking lot at 700 South Street in Pittsfield and view illuminated luminary bags that are decorated and placed in memory or support of people touched by cancer.

Ray Gardino, the event lead for Relay for Life of Berkshire County, has provided us with an update on how things are going so far:

As of this morning (Monday) they have more than 1300 luminary bags to display in the south parking lot, which is fantastic, because his original projection was between 600 and 700 bags.

The bags are decorated with the names of people that have been affected by cancer. In addition, we will be holding down our bags with over 800 cans or packages of non-perishable food that will be donated after the event to a Berkshire County food bank yet to be determined. ~ Ray Gardino, Relay for Life of Berkshire County, Event Lead

 

Gardino says that they currently have raised over $27,000 of their $40,000 goal.

People can make donations at Relay For Life | Cancer Walk | Cancer Fundraising Events

The "A Night of Hope” event will be live streamed Saturday starting at 6 pm via YouTube. Some of the program will be live and portions will be pre-recorded. The socially distanced luminary drive through will begin at 7 pm. Also remember that if you go to the event, no one will be allowed out of their cars so that social distancing guidelines can be met.

Here is the YouTube LIVE STREAM link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXMQZt4r1U

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