Temple City’s annual Relay For Life, to benefit the American Cancer Society, is slated for July 11-12. This year’s 24-hour public event will be held at Temple City High School’s track beginning Saturday, July 11 at 9:00 a.m.
“Relay For Life is one of our community’s most celebrated events,” said Mayor Tom Chavez. “I’m so proud that our residents come together each year to raise money and support those fighting cancer.”
The event will open with a speech by NBC4 reporter and breast cancer survivor Lolita Lopez. That evening, a Luminaria Ceremony will be held to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones and support people who currently have cancer.
The overnight fundraiser involves teams of people camping out and taking turns walking or running around a track. Cancer survivors will participate in the first lap, while other activities will recognize and celebrate caregivers.
The event, one of 5,000 held across the U.S. each year, also includes food, games and entertainment for all ages. Since 2012, Temple City’s Relay For Life has raised over $130,000 for cancer research and prevention. So far, 24 teams and 152 participants have raised over $20,000 for this year’s event.
Please log onto www.relayforlife.org/templecityca to make a donation or form a team to participate in this year’s event. For more information, call Dawn Tarin at (626) 688-8009.