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Relay for Life seeks cancer survivors

Are you a cancer survivor? If so, we want you. You are the reason for our Relay for Life celebration – to celebrate your life. We would be honored to have you walk the victory lap along with other survivors as we clap and cheer your victory over this dreaded disease.

The Relay for Life Survivor Committee is seeking assistance in identifying and registering any cancer survivors so that they may be honored at South Lake Tahoe’s first Relay For Life on July 22 at Kahle Community Park.

“We are trying to compile a list of cancer survivors, any type, so that we can honor them at this year’s walk,” said Linda Thompson, survivorship chair. Relay for Life begins with the recognition of all individuals who are survivors of this disease. In the second lap, we invite all caregivers and family members who have participated in this fight to walk with our survivors.

“All these individuals deserve our respect for an ongoing journey to persevere and overcome cancer. Once it has touched a life, it is never the same. And keep in mind that a survivor is not just someone who has had cancer for an extended length of time – anyone who has lived one day after hearing the words ‘You have cancer’ is truly a survivor,” Thompson said.

Survivors are the very heart of Relay For Life. They show the community that survivorship is real – that we are continuing our fight, continuing to raise necessary funds, and making progress in our battle against cancer. Survivors are given special shirts to wear at the walk that will identify them as survivors. There will also be a dinner to honor survivors, and survivors need to be registered with the Relay so that an invitation to the event can be sent to them. Survivor information can be e-mailed to Linda Thompson at or call Judi Sparrow at (775) 586-1066 for more information.

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