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READY, SET, RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND, AUGUST 8-9
Aug. 5, 2009 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) The South Lake Tahoe’s Relay For Life is ready to hit the ground running – or walking – to celebrate those who’ve beaten cancer, remember those we’ve lost to cancer and fight back against this disease that takes too much. The all-night party begins Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. at Kahle Community Park. Live music, including Lavish Green – a local favorite, karaoke, fire dancers, dunk tank donated by the Children’s Museum of Carson City, food, games and fundraisers will continue throughout the night.
The Pre-party is at Fox and Hound Friday, Aug. 7, from 7 p.m. – close, with food, drinks and live music from Deep Fyed Mojo. Erik Watada State Farm Agency team arranged for 10 percent of all sales during the Pre-party to be donated to Relay For Life
The committee has reached their goal of 40 registered teams and hopes to surpass it and raise more than $100,000 in the fight against cancer. Heading into the event the community has raised more than $20,000. Donations are collected on site with all types of unique fundraisers; in fact, Tahoe’s relay raises most of the funds that day, making our relay the top event in the northwest based on our size of the community. Teams can raise money until the end of August that count toward this year’s fundraising goals.
2009 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 4 p.m., concluding around 7 a.m. on Aug. 9. Teams, 10-15 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.
Presenting Sponsor is Harrah's/Harveys; Media Sponsors include Tahoe Daily Tribune, KRTL/KOWL, KTHO-AM, RSN-TV; $500-$1,000 Sponsors include: Apres Wine Company, Barton Health Care System, Horizon Casino, MontBleu Casino, Eric Watada State Farm, Life More Natural, Dog Dog Cat, Alpine Carpet One, Emerald Bay Center for Women’s Health, Soroptmist, The G Team, Rotary International, Weidinger Public Relations; additional Sponsors include Naomi and Shelly Zimbler, Boys and Girls Club South Lake Tahoe, Tony Naccarato Chiropractic, Tahoe Fire Dancers, Bank Of America, Push Fitness, The Shop Experiment And The Children’s Museum of Carson City.
South Lake Tahoe Relay For Life Schedule
12 pm – Registration opens for teams that want to come by early and get their campsites set up.
4 pm – Opening ceremony
4:15 pm – Survivor lap
4:30 pm – Caregiver Lap
4:45 pm – Everyone else starts walking
5:30 pm – Live Music begins with Karaoke between sets
6:00 pm – Survivor dinner
7 – 8:00 pm – Canines For a Cure dog walk (No dogs after 8:15 p.m. per Kahle’s rules)
8:50 pm – Silent Auction ends
9:00 pm – Luminaria Ceremony
All night fun, games, dunk tank, music and fundraising!!!
6 – 7:00 am – Breakfast and closing ceremony
*All times are approximate. If teams want to announce honorary laps for loved ones you can let the event chair or an American Cancer Society staff member know at Relay and it’ll be announced.
For more information about the South Lake Tahoe Relay For Life event, to register a team, ways to get involved visit: www.sltrelay.com or click here to donate.
To view images from past events, fundraisers and activities click here: Relay For Life.
Contact: Jenn Boyd at email@example.com or 702-278-1932 or Allan Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-828-2203.
About the American Cancer SocietyOne in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people across the country each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.