Relay for Life Seeks Community Support

Supporters cheer survivors taking the first lap at a previous relay.

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers and teams to stage the 10th annual Relay For Life in Laguna Beach. This 24-hour event, which raises money for the fight against cancer while celebrating its survivors and remembering loved ones, will be held at El Morro Elementary School on Aug. 6 and 7.

“Relay For Life is an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as much as it is a fundraiser,” said Lauren Harris, Relay for Life committee chair. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”

Teams of eight to 15 members seek sponsorship for their participation before the relay, then they gather for the event with tents and sleeping bags. Groups are formed through friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, churches and other organizations and include people from all walks of life. It’s a chance to rally together for a common cause.

In addition to relay participants, volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way.

To learn more about volunteering on the Relay For Life committee, serving as a team captain or other ways to get involved, contact Lauren Harris at (949) 357-8617 or visit www.



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