Spaghetti dinner and rally on Thursday to benefit Relay for Life |

Spaghetti dinner and rally on Thursday to benefit Relay for Life

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Jonah M. Kessel / Tahoe Daily Tribune

On Thursday, the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe will host the 2008 Kickoff Rally for the annual Relay for Life. The rally is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Boys and Girls Club multipurpose room, 1100 Lyons Ave., previously Al Tahoe Elementary School.

Members of the Boys and Girls Club Leaders of Tomorrow program will serve a spaghetti dinner titled “Slam Dunk Cancer” that will precede the official kickoff agenda and program. Dinner is scheduled from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The cost of $5 will start the children’s team fundraising.

“The purpose of the rally is to supply information about how a relay works, how community members can form teams and raise donations, and to get committee members to make the relay happen,” said Maryon Tilley, Kickoff Rally chair.

During the rally, a kidney cancer survivor will speak, and cancer survivors and caregivers will be honored. Among the door prizes donated for the event are gift cards from Raley’s at Stateline, Round Hill Safeway, Napa Auto Parts and Wright’s Meats and Deli.

Fabrics Unlimited, Hair and Rods, The Nail Girls, Lilly’s tire, Harrah’s and Harveys, and Moxy Fitness for Women also have contributed.

The Relay for Life will take place Aug. 2 and 3 at Kahle Community Park, 236 Kingsbury Grade. The American Cancer Society’s theme this year is “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.”

For more information, call (775) 586-8330 or e-mail

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