Friday, June 7, 2013

Relay for Life Clairemont Tomorrow!

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, is a 24 Hour fundraising event to honor and remember those who have battled and lost, as well as survived, cancer.  Relay for Life Clairemont will be taking place this Saturday, June 8th from 10am through the night until Sunday June 9th. at 10am at the North Clairemont Recreation Center; 4421 Bannock Ave. San Diego, CA 92117.  The community is invited to attend and participate.

Highlights of this event are:
  • Survivor Ceremony at 10am on Saturday June 8th, featuring a 9 year old cancer survivor. Survivors will release white doves as part of the ceremony.
  • Live music throughout Saturday morning and afternoon. 
  • Luminaria Ceremony at 9pm on Saturday June 8th, celebrating survivorship and honoring those we have lost with luminarias that will line the track. Music will be provided by City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s daughter Tana Zapf, followed by a bagpiper who will play "Amazing Grace." 
  • Fight Back Ceremony on Sunday June 9th at 9:30am
  • Last Lap on Sunday June 9th at 10am
17 Teams comprising 92 registered walkers ranging in age from 9 years young to 50+, will walk throughout the 24 hour event. Top walker last year was Russell Sorbo, 11 years young, who walked 22 miles.  His goal this year is 30 miles. Russell's mom, father and 9 year old sister are cancer survivors.

More than $40,000 will be raised, all to benefit cancer research, education and support programs through the American Cancer Society.

Lori A Sorbo – Media Chair – (858) 204-4085
Angela Shellshear – American Cancer Society Representative – 619-318-1330

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