Interfaith service to remember those who died from cancer

St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound is hosting the 18th annual Interfaith Memorial Service Sunday, July 26, at 8:30 a.m., at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport. Registration begins at 8. The event is free of charge, open to all, and will celebrate the lives of family members and friends lost to cancer.

The Memorial Service seeks to remember and carry on the spirit of those who have died from cancer. The service provides an opportunity for families and friends to heal after the loss of loved ones, and to acknowledge the importance and contribution of every life. It is another way that St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound supports area residents in the fight against cancer. The service is sponsored by Miriam Raubvogel in memory of her sister Linda Waterman and the Waterman family.

Prayer, musical tributes, inspirational readings by St. Vincent’s leadership and oncology staff, and refreshments will be included. Davis Curtis, Pipe Sergeant in the Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band, will be escorted by the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, Connecticut District, who will form an honor guard for the procession of participants. The event will also feature soloist Tyler Cervini of Trumbull, the “Just Voices” Chorus, and a symbolic candle-lighting ceremony.

A highlight of the service will be the reading of the names of the deceased, followed by participants scattering sunflowers from a boat into Long Island Sound. The sunflower, representing the glory of life, has become the symbol of the Memorial Service over the years.

Refreshments will be served after the service. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, contact Lucinda I. Ames of St. Vincent’s Mission Services at 203-576-5550 or [email protected]

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