Kicking off for Life |

Kicking off for Life

Dear Editor:

There are so many times when I have felt completely helpless about cancer and how it has affected those close to me (my mother, father, sister and too many friends). Relay for Life has given me the chance to do something about it by raising money and awareness. If you too have been looking for an opportunity to do something about cancer, please come to our kick-off event.

The Roaring Fork Valley Relay for Life Kick-Off is happening at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at St. Mary of the Crown Church in Carbondale. The kick-off is an opportunity to get more information about the Relay for Life event, register teams and sign up to be a volunteer. Our goal this year is 50 teams, and, knowing the passion we have in this valley for helping others, I believe this goal is very attainable. If you have in any way been affected by cancer, here is a wonderful way to do something about it.

“The American Cancer Society Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.” This year’s Roaring Fork Relay will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in Carbondale.

For more information, visit our website at or contact me at 963-0601.

Please join us in Carbondale from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, for our big kick-off event, and enjoy food, fun and great door prizes.

We cannot do this without your help!

Linda Hoffman

Relay for Life committee member


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