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North Mason Relay for Life set for June at high school

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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The 2016 North Mason Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is scheduled from 7 p.m. June 10 to 1 p.m. June 11 at Phil Pugh Stadium at North Mason High School.

During those 18 hours, there will be teams from the community raising money to fund the fight against cancer The entire community is invited to attend the event and participate in the games, listen to inspiring speakers, and dedicate a luminaria in memory of someone who has lost their fight with cancer or to honor a survivor.

In addition to raising money, Relay is about recognizing cancer survivors and caregivers.

The co-chairs of the survivor committee this year are Jenny Rice and her granddaughter, Sarah. Jenny is a third-generation Belfair native who attended school in Belfair and graduated from North Mason High School.

"Cancer is something that touches all our lives. Mine, many times over," Rice said. "To me, Relay is not just a fundraiser. It is all about celebrating hope and life."

Cancer survivors are invited to attend the event, as well as those who serve as caregivers to people with cancer.

"Come and show others who are fighting this illness that it can be won," Rice said. "Register as a survivor and come and walk the survivor lap, enjoy an ice cream party and get a free T-shirt. There will be door prizes and a free breakfast for survivors and caregivers Saturday morning. All this just for registering and letting us honor you as a survivor."

To register as a survivor or to get more information about Relay, email relayersforlife@aol.com.



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Original Publication Date: April 28, 2016



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