Relay for Life on pace to set records at Tahoe this year |

Relay for Life on pace to set records at Tahoe this year

Tahoe Daily Tribune

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 more than $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 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 14, at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center in the Cedar Room.

To help team captains learn different ways to raise funds for their team, and assist with any questions they may have, the committee is hosting Team Captain University from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 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 Apres Wine Co. wine tastings the third Tuesday of every month, from April 21 – July 21, to benefit this year’s relay. Apres has generously offered their services from 5 to 10 p.m. with 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds in the wine bar to benefit the relay. Apres 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

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