This year’s Relay for Life a huge success

Letter to the Editor

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 3:27am
  • Opinion

Cancer never sleeps, and neither did we! Through the rain, thunder and wind, you hung in there with us to wake up to a glorious Sunday morning.

The American Cancer Society’s third annual Relay for Life of the Snoqualmie Valley was held on June 5-6 at Centennial Fields in Snoqualmie. I want to thank the merchants, sponsors and volunteers that made this year’s Relay such a success. I’d especially like to thank all of you participants who raised money. I was touched to see how giving the people of the Valley are. We received so much more than we asked for.

I met many people at the Relay who have had or are struggling with cancer, and I want to thank each of them for coming, sharing their stories and giving us the inspiration to work together toward one goal, a cure. Your presence at the Relay meant a lot to us.

We have raised more than $77,000 so far, and the money keeps coming in! We have surpassed our goal and are still counting. I am proud to be a part of a community that so generously donated food, gifts, money and their time to help. Because of your generosity, in three years of relays we have raised more than $162,000. That is truly incredible for a community of our size.

The money will help the American Cancer Society fight the disease from all angles: research, advocacy, education and service programs. The outstanding support received proves that the people of the Valley are truly committed to the fight against cancer.

On behalf of the Relay for Life Planning Committee and the American Cancer Society, I want to say thank you from my heart. See you at next year’s Relay! In your service,

Denise DuBose

Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life Chair

North Bend

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