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Date(s) & Time(s)::
July 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM until 7:00 AM
Location: Gooding County Fairgrounds
1st GOODING COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFEReturn to event list.
“Ride the Wave—Wipe Out Cancer”
July 26th and 27th, 2013
at the Gooding County Fairgrounds
We all participate in the Relay for Life for the same basic reasons: We may have fought cancer
ourselves or watched someone we love battle the disease. So We Relay. We Relay so that we
can celebrate cancer survivors. We find a place of common understanding when We Relay as survivors
and join others who have faced the same disease. We Relay to celebrate the lives of those
who have battled cancer in our lives. Perhaps it’s a loved one who has emerged victorious. Relay
gives us a place to rejoice in that victory together.
At the same time, we also celebrate the lives of people we’ve lost. We remember the journey we
walked with our loved ones, and We Relay to keep their memory alive. The luminaria that will line
the track at 10 pm at the Gooding County Fairgrounds on July 26th give us a way to honor their memory.
We Relay, too, to find comfort and healing from others who experienced the same loss and understand
In both celebrating the lives of those we love and remembering those we’ve lost, we are motivated
to do something—anything—to make sure no one else we care about, or no one else we know, has
to face this disease.
We Relay, together, to FIGHT BACK. We’ve witnessed too much pain. We’ve seen too much suffering.
We’ve all lost too many people we love. We must FIGHT BACK. We must fight back to
honor the memories of all the people that cancer has taken away from us. We must fight back to
protect our children, brothers, sisters, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren and
friends from this disease. Participants in Relay For Life are a vital part of the American Cancer Society’s
efforts to eliminate cancer. A special thanks to each of our Gooding Team Captains and
We are going to need everyone’s support the week of July 14th—20th, as we are going to PAINT
THE TOWN PURPLE! The Gooding Fire Department is going to help everyone tie PURPLE ribbons
all down Main Street Gooding. Start thinking of PURPLE things to wear, to do, to display in
your Gooding County town to support the Relay For Life walkers the following week when we take
to the track on July 26th and 27th. More information on PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE next week.
To find out more information on the Gooding Relay For Life or to volunteer, contact Susan Bolton at
934-8477 firstname.lastname@example.org or to join a Relay team call Julie Burton at 934-8037