Join neighbors, support a good cause at Relay

Are you tired of this depressing weather? Are you looking for something uplifting, fun and inspiring? Come join us on June 19 at the JJ Smith Elementary for the 10th annual Relay For Life of Enumclaw Cancer Walk. Our opening ceremony begins at noon with tributes to cancer survivors, caretakers and our own local heroes from the Plateau police departments, fire departments, healthcare workers, military personnel and veterans.

Throughout the day we will have entertainment provided by eight Plateau bands headlined by the Howling Rain. You won’t go hungry either with our Relay teams selling food, food and more food. And if that is not enough, we have a silent auction that promises to be amazing. We have hundreds of items for auction. If you are a collector of Native American art, renowned local Native American artist Bob Charlo has donated a framed and matted photo print that was used in the PBS series “We Shall Remain” to our silent auction as well as a pink Fender Stratocaster guitar donated by Kevin Jones of the Kevin Jones Band (performing at 7 p.m. Saturday). You won’t believe all the wonderful items that will be up for bid and generously donated to our Relay.

We will also have our luminary ceremony at 10 p.m. to honor our survivors and loved ones that have lost their battle with cancer. This is a truly touching tribute.

We are hoping to have another record-breaking fund-raising year for the American Cancer Society and are closing in on the $100,000 mark going into our event on Saturday. We hope to raise even more at our “family friendly” event and encourage all to come out and give us your support for this most important cause. It would be hard to find anyone that has not been personally touched by cancer whether it’s themselves, a loved one or a friend.

We want to thank all our sponsors that have supported us this year, our teams that have worked so hard to raise money and anyone else that has been kind enough to make a donation to our cause. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the entertainment.

Visit for a complete event schedule and information.

Gretchen Waller, event chairwoman and our

wonderful committee members

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