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"Cancer is only going to be a chapter in your life, not the whole story."
Relay 2017 Raises $37,550.78 So Far
May 5, 2017: Another Relay For Life kicked off Saturday at noon, the event beginning with cancer survivors taking the first lap around the B. W. Lyon Field track at the high school. See more information www.relayforlife.org/eatonvillewa.
Betty Zenker holds her certificate naming her the top individual fundraiser at $4,470. She is a member of Team Arrow, the Number One team raising $12,408 to help fight cancer. The other top fundraisers are Carole Dean - $3,826 and Christine Blackett - $3,619. There were 27 teams in the Eatonville area raising funds for the American Cancer Society.
Michael Albrecth, a young cancer survivor still dealing with the
fight against a very rare version of the disease, spoke at
the opening of Eatonville Relay For Life 2017 on
Saturday, June 3, about his experiences over the last several years.
Pretty Jenny Lowe, eight-years-old, a Relay For Life participant with her family for the 24-hours of this event, proudly displays, on Sunday morning, the dress she wore as "flower girl" for the late-night ceremony marking the renewing of vows of Relay coordinator Christine Blackett and her husband of 38 years, Jim.
The magic of Relay is felt at dusk on Saturday night, after the inspirational Luminaria messages have been tenderly placed around the track. Tomi Kaiser, known around town for belting out songs during karaoke at the Pour House, exercised her amazing voice singing a couple of stirring numbers for participants as night fell.
Relay is a non-stop, 24-hour, noon-to-noon, walking relay around the track at B.W. Lyon Field. Symbolizing the 24/7 struggle against cancer, people walk throughout the night. Team Multicare Eatonville assembled a poignant slide program featuring cancer victims, patients, survivors and caretakers. Team South Pierce Fire kept things moving during the event with an assortment of games and fun competition for participants.
This year's Relay For Life theme was the popular Legos building blocks. This team created a six-foot-tall, Legos-style, purple ribbon, symbol of the struggle of cancer victims and patients.
You don't want to miss this evening of family fun and entertainment! Contact Jane Henderson at Eatonville Co-op or Christine Blackett for more information.
Eatonville Relay For Life 2017 Kickoff a Big Success...
by Bob Walter
big crowd attended Eatonville’s 2017 Relay For Life Kickoff Breakfast
Saturday. Pancakes and link sausages were served (free or for a
donation), by volunteers working in the Eatonville Lions Club kitchen.
Chairperson Christine Blackett described the many ways people can get
involved in Relay throughout the year, and leading up to the 24-hour,
noon-to-noon event which this year is June 3 and 4.
Kickoff Photos by Bob Walter...
In her second stint as Relay For Life Chair Christine Blackett discusses ways volunteers can become involved in the fight against cancer and have fun helping battling this deadly disease.
Working feverishly with Legos throughout the kickoff breakfast were these three young artist/engineers.
Relay For Life Kick-Off 2017
Please join us for the 2017 Relay for Life Kickoff! This year the event will be held at the Eatonville Lions Hall located at 123 Rainier Ave N, January 28 from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. and will again feature a pancake breakfast that everyone is invited to attend.
Stations that will be set up will include Registration, Survivorship, Luminaria, Fundraising, and Entertainment and we welcome everyone to bring their ideas for each of these. New and returning teams are encouraged to sign up and receive this years team packets.
We would also like
to invite all of our sponsors, new and previous team members, past
committee members, and anyone who is interested in learning what
Relay For Life is all about in Eatonville. This is a perfect
opportunity to get this years Relay season off to a great start!
Relay Flyer 2017
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you've come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you
want to be, but neither are you where you used to be."
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