Thursday, February 19, 2009

Relay for Life in Lake Tahoe


The Relay for Life to raise money for the ACS, the American Cancer Society, is scheduled at Kahle Community Park for August 8 and 9, 2009.

The kickoff party/rally/celebration will be THIS FEBRUARY, on the 25th a Wednesday, only a week and a half from now!

WHERE: The kickoff will be at the Boys and Girls Club, 1100 Lyons Avenue in South Lake Tahoe, CA from 5 - 7 P.M.

WHY AND HOW: The kickoff will be in the form of an open house this year. We will be open at 5 P.M. to register teams, to answer questions and accept volunteers for the relay committees. After you have the materials and information that you need, you do not need to stay for any longer unless you wish to.

IT'S AN OPEN HOUSE! A short program will be presented from 6-6:30 including a cancer survivor, a luminaria ceremony and an introduction of the new co-chairs and committee chairpersons. After the program, there will be time for more registration and networking. ACS professionals from the Reno office will be present as well. They can offer help, educational materials about cancer, ideas for raising donations and information regarding how the funds that we raise are used.

WHAT ELSE? There will be door prizes and the Boys and Girls Club members will have beverages and baked goodies to sell to begin their fundraising. Veggie and turkey wraps will be available to those who need sustenance after work. I am the kickoff chairwoman. I need some help at the kickoff on the 25th and some help getting ready. Does anyone make veggie and turkey wraps, have a recipe or can get them donated? Can anyone come and greet the potential volunteers as they arrive at the open house then direct them to the desired areas? Are you able to obtain or donate a door or raffle prize. (Door prizes are to reward those who attend. Raffle prizes are to start raising funds.)Are you, or do you know, a cancer survivor who'd like to speak for 5 to10 minutes about his/her experience? Do you have suggestions or can just show up? And so on... If you'd like to help, or volunteer someone else, please call me at 775-586-8330 or e-mail me at

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