- Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 00:00
- Written by Jan Masters - Special to the Town Crier
Relay For Life Los Altos/Los Altos Hills 2012 is scheduled June 9 and 10 at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.
The 24-hour community event celebrates cancer survivors, commemorates those lost to the disease and raises money for the American Cancer Society to support research and treatment.
More than 20 volunteers serve on the Event Planning Committee to ensure that infrastructure is in place as the event approaches.
Team captains are busy registering their teams, and friends and colleagues are signing up online to participate. Curves on Homestead Road and Home Instead Senior Care have signed on as sponsors. This year’s goals include raising $225,000 through sponsorships and donations.
“We continue the fight against cancer and offer encouragement to those dealing with the many forms of the disease,” Event Chairman Ray Skitt said. “We know our community will continue their support because it makes a difference.”
The event will honor more than 150 survivors and acknowledge the significance of caregivers at the Caregivers’ Corner, a new focus this year.
In addition to raising funds, people are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents for the event. This year, members of more than 40 teams will walk the track for 24 hours in relay fashion and share in the hope of a cancer-free future.
For more information, to donate, to register as a survivor or to join an existing team, visit www.relayforlife.org/losaltosca.
For cancer information, call (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.