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Buckley Relay fundraisers rolling

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is celebrating its 25th anniversary, so Buckley organizers are recruiting people to be a part of the special overnight event which this year focuses on colon cancer. The relay begins with the survivors’ Lap of Hope at 6 p.m. May 15 along River Road and state Route 410, and finishes 18 hours later at noon.

Survivors can still register for the Lap of Hope; contact Signe Lukasiak at 360-825-9115 or visit www.relayforlifeofbuckley and click “survivor registration.”

Joining a team is not necessary to participate in survivor events. Survivors will be recognized during the Lap of Hope which allows everyone to honor those who have won a battle with cancer and shows that cancer can be defeated.

An interesting twist to this year’s Relay in Buckley is the Colon Cancer Free Zone, an educational and awareness-raising campaign with a focus on preventing colon cancer.

Last year Buckley teams raised more than $85,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Buckley’s 36 teams have raised more than $14,000 toward this year’s event and fundraising continues with a series of garage sales:

• Bust N Buns team sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 446 Boyle St. in the Copperwynd development in Buckley;

• Hungry Housewives’ sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 115th Street Court East in Bonney Lake, off South Prairie Rd.

• Carbonado Parent Support Club sale, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 2 at Carbonado’s 8th Avenue Park.

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