Participate in an unforgettable 18 hours

Letter to the Editor

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart … pursue those.”

Those words sum up the emotion I felt the first time I heard about the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. This incredible event is the society’s nationwide signature event and it’s coming to our community for the third year. The event raises awareness of cancer in the community and raises money to fund cancer research, education and patient services. The Relay For Life is truly 18 hours you’ll never forget.

In honor of my mother, whom I lost to breast cancer 20 years ago, I have committed to chair the Snoqualmie Valley Relay For Life. I ask that you join me on June 5-6 in the noble cause of fighting cancer. Together we will give up 18 hours of our lives and take turns walking around the track at Centennial Fields. You, too, can walk for someone you know who is battling cancer, or remember someone who lost the fight. We walk through the night and into the next day because cancer never sleeps, and for 18 hours, neither will we.

The Relay For Life is about a community that takes up the fight. I urge you to get involved in some way. Put together a team. Sponsor a team. Become a corporate sponsor. Dedicate a luminaria candle to be lit at dusk. Together, we will win the fight against cancer.

For information on the Snoqualmie Valley Relay For Life, please call Sue at (425) 888-9666.

Denise DuBose

Chairperson for the Snoqualmie Valley

Relay For Life

Snoqualmie Valley