Dear Editor:I am writing to inform our community about the third annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Roaring Fork Valley.The Relay for Life is an overnight event, taking place from Friday evening, Aug. 11 to Saturday morning, Aug. 12, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. The main purpose of the Relay for Life is to honor cancer survivors and remember our loved ones who have died of cancer. The other purpose is to provide a fun way to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs of research, education, advocacy and patient services. We will have several activities to honor people with cancer in our community, including the survivors and caregivers lap, and a luminaria ceremony honoring survivors and remembering those who have died of cancer. If you or someone you know has cancer, we would be honored to have you involved. We hope to recruit up to or more than 35 teams of eight to 15 people. Each team is responsible for raising money for the American Cancer Society. Team members will take turns walking or running around the track from 6 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. We will have games, food and entertainment to keep participants motivated throughout the night.The Relay creates a unique sense of a community of people fighting for a common cause – eliminating cancer. If you would like more information, please call the event chair of the Relay for Life Roaring Fork Valley, Lauren Gueriera, at 384-2490.Lauren GuerieraGlenwood Springs
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