Friday, April 10, 2009

South Shore Relay for Life looking for teams


Tahoe’s Relay Already has More Teams Registered than Last Year; Halfway toward Reaching Their Goal
April 10, 2009 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) To date, 25 teams have signed up for this year’s Relay For Life event, Aug. 8 – 9 at Kahle Community Park, which is already more than last year’s event. The committee’s goal is to have 50 teams and raise over $100,000 to help the fight against cancer. In order to exceed their goals, the Relay For Life committee is seeking more volunteers to help organize the event.

“We’re looking for individuals to help out in any capacity possible, whether it’s committing to finding one new business sponsor or having three new teams register,” said Jenn Boyd, Relay For Life event chair. “I just lost another close family friend to cancer and I’d love to see more people get behind our cause, raise awareness and find ways to end this tragic disease.”

The next meeting is, Tues. April 14, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe Rec. Center in the Cedar Room.

To further inform team captains on ways to raise funds for their team and assist with any questions they may have the committee is hosting Team Captain University, Sat. April 18, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the General Electric Building in Gardnerville. All current team captains as well as those interested in becoming a team captain are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to or 775-828-2203.

This year marks the 25th Anniversary for Relay for Life events, and South Tahoe is celebrating its 4th Annual. The all-night event will be at Kahle Community Park Sat. Aug. 8, beginning at 5 p.m., concluding around 10 a.m. on Aug. 9. Teams, up to 12 members, take turns walking around the track throughout the event to symbolize that cancer never sleeps. Live music, food, activities, Canine For a Cure Dog Walk, Luminaria ceremony to remember those who we’ve lost to cancer and more are part of the event.

The Relay committee has arranged with Après Wine Company wine tastings the third Tuesday of every month, from April 21 – July 21, to benefit this year’s relay. Après has generously offered their services from 5 – 10 p.m. with 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds in the wine bar to benefit the relay. Après is located in the recently remodeled Ski Run Shopping Center.

For more information about the South Lake Tahoe Relay For Life event, to register a team, ways to get involved or make a donation visit:

South Lake Tahoe’s Relay is on Twitter:, for real time updates on fundraisers, outreach efforts, meetings and ways to get involved. To view images from past events, fundraisers and activities click here: Relay For Life.

Contact: Jenn Boyd at or 702-278-1932 or Allan Warren at or 775-828-2203.

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