Cancer survivors exchange high-fives with supporters during the recent Auburn Relay for Life event at Memorial Stadium. COURTESY PHOTO

Community volunteers needed to help lead Auburn’s 2018 Relay For Life

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:54am
  • News

When we hear the word cancer, we often think it applies to someone else, maybe a distant relative or a colleague at work

That is, until it hits close to home with family, friends or even yourself.

The American Cancer Society is looking for community leaders who want to take action, plan and execute next year’s Relay For Life in Auburn.

The relay fights for every life that’s threatened by cancer, in every community. It’s an opportunity to honor those who have passed and support those in their current challenges. It’s also a way to give back to your community.

In the past five years, $469,4545 has been raised by the Auburn community – money that helps patients in the region with transportation, lodging, patient navigation, products and information and support, said Natasha Daily, community development manager for the American Cancer Society and longtime Auburn resident.

“We encourage prevention with information, raise awareness by honoring those we’ve lost and celebrate the lives we save. By joining Relay For Life at the planning stage, you can have a huge impact on our community and lives impacted by cancer,” Daily said. “It’s a small time commitment for such a big rewards – saving lives.”

The American Cancer Society, Auburn, is a volunteer driven organization. The more people who join the mission and the more lives can be saved, Daily said.

For those who are interested in joining a leadership team to plan the 2018 Relay For Life, contact Daily at 206-674-4166.

More in News

Auburn Municipal Airport, which began operations in 1969, is one of the busiest of its kind in the state. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Airport Appreciation Day to take wing Sept. 29

Displays, food, activities part of special event open to the public

Attending the Breakfast for Kids are, from left: Mark Hendricks, Federal Way and Auburn Boys and Girls Club; Jen Cohen, athletic director, University of Washington; Wanda and Ron Crockett; and King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. COURTESY PHOTO
Federal Way and Auburn Boys and Girls Club breakfast raises a record breaking $71,470

Breakfast for Kids, an annual fundraiser for the Federal Way and Auburn… Continue reading

Mayor’s food drive begins week of Sept. 24

Put donations out on your Waste Management collection day

Salmon SEEson’ returns: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers and streams

Native salmon – including sockeye, chinook, coho and chum – have begun… Continue reading

Show of classic chrome

Hot Rod Garage Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show shines at the Bus Barn Bonanza Bazaar

Gerstman chosen as vice president at Highline College

Higher ed, fundraising veteran to join leadership team

City awards contract to provide new roadway markings

The work calls for the removal of paint and thermoplastic road channelization… Continue reading

World War II veterans are special guests at breakfast

World War II veterans attended a quarterly breakfast sponsored by the Muckelshoot… Continue reading

Catch Sounder train to Seahawks game Sept. 23

Stops in Auburn, Kent and Tukwila before reaching Seattle

Most Read