More than 17,000 luminarias were hit Saturday at Bakersfield's Relay For Life, to honor and remember those who have battled cancer. After the sun went down, a hush fell over the event which had been filled with the sounds of celebration since early Saturday morning. Thousands walked the track to light the luminarias for the glowing memorial.
"It's remembering your loved ones. It's remembering those who have won the battle and it's such a moving event it's just wonderful. I think the fact that these are not just sacks they are not just bags they represent life and every life is so important and what everybody out here is trying to do is make life better because hope is unstoppable," said Scottie Miller.
The ceremony is a time for people to remember loved ones who lost their battle with cancer and honor those who are still fighting the disease. As everyone walked the track lined with white paper bags, people took time to reflect and honor those who are still fighting for a cure.