Buckley Relay fundraisers rolling
April 21, 2009 · Updated 1:00 PM
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.