Get ready for Relay for Life |

Get ready for Relay for Life

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South Lake Tahoe’s Relay for Life is around the corner. The next meeting is today at Kahle Community Park. Committee members meet from 6 to 7 p.m. and team captains from 7 to 8 p.m. Anyone else interested in participating is welcome to attend. For more information contact Denese Dunt at (775) 588-6455 or Organizers are always looking for volunteers.

Teams of eight to 15 people are formed from clubs, businesses, civic groups, families, schools and churches. There is a $100 registration fee for each team, which covers the cost of their event T-shirt and some event costs. Before the event individual teams participants are asked to try to raise a minimum of $100 each. Veteran relay staff and volunteers have lots of ideas on how to go about this – painlessly. Some teams prefer to raise their money as a team, others on an individual basis. Funds raised support American Cancer Society research, programs and services.

During the event each team keeps at least one member “on the track” at all times. This means walking, jogging or sitting in a lawn chair – relay style – keeping the chain unbroken until the end of the event. Relay is not a competitive event, but one that both young and old can enjoy.

Relay for Life team fundraisers scheduled in the next week include:

— Tahoe Douglas Seniors Relay Team will sell baked goods from 9 a.m. until all the goodies are gone on Saturday at Raley’s at the “Y.”

— Colors of Hope Relay Team will conduct a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 697 Lassen Drive in the Tahoe Keys area.

— The Girlfriends Relay Team will host a fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. July 17 at Thai One On restaurant on Kingsbury Grade. Stop by for dinner and let the server know you want to support the relay team.

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