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Roaring Fork Relay invitation

Dear Editor:This is an invitation to anyone who has ever been told, “You have cancer.” You are invited to a party in your honor. This party will be during the Relay For Life of the Roaring Fork Valley, which will be held at the Roaring Fork High School track in Carbondale, Aug. 11-12. We’re not asking you to raise money or donate. We just want you to come to the opening ceremonies and reception and let us pamper you for the evening with great food, music and support!The purpose of Relay for Life is to honor cancer survivors and those still battling cancer, and to remember our loved ones who died of cancer. Relay For Life is an overnight event during which teams of eight to 15 members raise money for the American Cancer Society. Team members take turns walking or running around the track throughout the event. We currently have 14 teams registered for the Roaring Fork Relay!To participate in the opening ceremonies and reception, please R.S.V.P. to Julie Skramstad, 945-9889, cell 618-7184, or Marianne Kipper, 923-8581.If you have or have had cancer, please come by at 5 p.m. to register and pick up your purple T-shirt. At 6 p.m. we will have a victory lap for anyone who has or has ever had cancer, followed by a caregiver’s lap. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. we are providing a catered reception for anyone with cancer, featuring live music by the Frying Pan Bluegrass Band. We will have a luminaria ceremony of hope at 9 p.m. Other events include more live music, great food, games and prizes!If you are interested in participating in the event in other ways, please call Lauren Gueriera, the event chair, at 384-2490.Lauren GuerieraGlenwood Springs