Photo by Spencer Harmon Relay For Life The Dalles 2014
This year, Relay For Life The Dalles Area will be celebrating a milestone, 15 years of local walking to benefit the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society as a whole will be celebrating 30 years of walking, all started by one man, Dr. Gordy Klatt, in Tacoma, WA in 1985. In that first year, Gordy walked 24 hours, logging more than 80 miles on a track at the University of Puget Sound, and raising $27,000.
Now his dream, his vision for raising vital funds to fighting cancer, has spread around the world, and has raised more than $5 Billion to aid in research, prevention, education and support for cancer patients and families everywhere. Relay For Life is more than just a group of people getting together for a maximum of 24 hours, walking a track. It is about a community, a loose knit family, working together to put an end to a terrible group of diseases.
This year’s local theme is Old School Vegas, and we’re encouraging EVERYONE in the community to get involved. We’ll be in the Cherry Festival Parade (April 25th), and will have community events for everyone to attend. Please be sure to check out our Relay For Life The Dalles Fundraising Page. This is your go-to source for all things Relay in The Dalles area. Car Washes, Garage/Yard Sales, Bake Sales…the list goes on and on.
Help us make this year our BEST EVER. Our next community meeting is April 9th, 6pm, at Celilo Cancer Center in the Columbia Room. Bring the FUN! We look forward to seeing you there!