Relay For Life raises $140,000

This year's Relay was hosted by Bonney Lake High School July 27-28 and was the first time the event was held in Bonney Lake.

More than 600 people participated in the 2012 Relay For Life of Sumner-Bonney Lake, raising more than $140,000 for the American Cancer Society.

This year’s Relay was hosted by Bonney Lake High School July 27-28 and was the first time the event was held in Bonney Lake.

“The outstanding support received proves that the Sumner-Bonney Lake community is truly committed to the fight against cancer,” wrote the organizers on their website.

According to the site, 120 cancer survivors joined the opening lap this year.

This year’s relay also featured a sign-up for the Cancer Prevention Study-3, a long term study to help researchers identify the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. According to the site, 153 people from the area signed up for the study.

It is not too late to donate to the cause or to get involved in the fight against cancer. For more information, call ACS at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Aug. 26 is also Relay For Life night at the Tacoma Rainiers. Tickets are $15 and include a seat, a hot dog, a bag of chips, a soda and a program. In addition, $5 from each ticket will be donated to Relay For Life. For information or to buy tickets, contact Ted Hill at tedh@ci.sumner.wa.us. Deadline for tickets is Aug. 17.

More in News

Golden anniversary celebration held in former maternity home

It’s estimated more than 600 babies were born in the Mahlin Maternity Home, now known as the Le Sorelle Inn in Buckley.

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.

Tell King County what you think about the trail system

The public survey will be open through Oct. 5.

More than 1,600 drivers sited for HOV misuse | Washington State Patrol

One driver was even ticket three separate times.

Free construction classes help make community connections

Building Beyond the Walls, an Enumclaw-based non-profit, offers folks of all stripes a way to learn new skills and form long-lasting connections through volunteer work.

Black Diamond officer recognized for life-saving efforts

Suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, a Joe Moore was saved by the quick thinking of his wife and the fast response of the BDPD.

Human remains identified as those of missing Enumclaw man

Kristian Burnstad was last seen alive on Feb. 7, 2017.

Patrols to emphasize districted driving over the weekend | Washington State Patrol

Don’t contribute to the rising rate of crashes and distracted driving fatalities.

Save time by buying Mount Rainier passes online

Now you don’t have to wait in line — just print your pass and home and enjoy the majesty of the park.

Most Read