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Celebrate, remember and fight back

Dear Editor:Last year, I had the pleasure of participating in the Roaring Fork Valley Relay For Life as a team captain. With the help of an amazing event staff, an incredible team and so many supporters, it was a truly memorable night. I was so inspired that I decided to get more involved and joined the team development committee this year.This overnight event brings our community together to help support the American Cancer Society and its lifesaving mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. The society works hard every day to prevent cancer and save lives by supporting groundbreaking research, affecting public policies that protect us from cancer and educating people on how to prevent or detect cancer early. The society helps people with cancer right here in our own community and our efforts at Relay For Life help the American Cancer Societys efforts toward a cancer-free future. Its a great way to celebrate, remember and fight back!This years relay is scheduled to take place Aug. 8 and 9 at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. Event highlights will include a survivor reception and kickoff lap, a luminaria ceremony, music and fun activities throughout the night. This years theme Around the World for a Cure should be entertaining with representation from many different countries. We had 31 teams last year this years goal is 50.Id like to take this opportunity to invite you to be a part of this years relay. There are several ways to get involved: Become a corporate sponsor, become a team captain, join an existing team, volunteer at the event or join the committee. For more information or to start your own team, please visit http://www.roaringforkrelay.com. We would love to see you at this years kickoff party from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church in Carbondale. Dinner will be provided, and there will be prize giveaways including a pair of running shoes from Independence Run & Hike.Natasha ColeRelay for Life Team Development CommitteeGlenwood Springs