Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.
No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay. To participate, form a team, or dedicate a luminaria at the local American Cancer Society Relay For Life, go to events.cancer.org/rflorcasislandwa
There are nine teams participating, with 57 team members. The groups have raised $9,887 so far.
The teams include Country Corner Crusaders (team captain Lori Hassenmiller), Frontline’s Headset Hotshots (Carolyn Diepstraten is the team captain), Islanders Bank Believers (team captain Danielle McCue), Orcas Island Fire Department (team captain Alicia Harris), Ray’s of Hope (team captain Mairi Stagg), Rosario Dream Team, and Dream Team too (team captain Lilli Pavonis), Island Girls (team captain Bev Madon), and Islands’ Sounder Extras (team captain Margie Doyle).
Country Corner Crusaders, led by Lori Hassenmiller, has raised over $3,400.
Relay for Life Entertainment
There are many ways to support the Relay for Life 24-hour event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Buy luminarias in remembrance and honor of cancer survivors those waging the fight, go to the website and find a team to join, dedicate an hour to walk around the track with other team members, bring a healthful snack so that relayers can keep on truckin’ or just come enjoy the entertainment, arranged by Leslie Seaman.
All entertainers have volunteered their performances for the success of the first-ever Orcas Relay for Life, said Seaman.
Saturday July 19
3 p.m. Relay Begins
5 p.m. Susan Osborn
6 p.m. Bryan Benepe
7 p.m. Ian Cooper, singer/ songwriter
8 p.m. Chief Baker – Reggae & world music
9 p.m. C. Buckthorne & The Lonesome Boys
10 p.m. Luminaria lighting
11:30 p.m. Olga Symphony
Sunday July 20
12 – 5 a.m. Movies Under the Stars – Bring a blanket or chair and your own snacks
9 – 10 a.m. T’ai Chi Chi with Joan Roulac
10:30 a.m. Lockett Goodrich
11 a.m. Miel Bredouw
12 p.m. Mark Sanders
12:30p.m. Austin Genckes with Dave Coram
3 p.m. Relay Ends
Seaman says, “Come Celebrate with the teams and cheer them across the finish line!”