All-night relay funds cancer research |

All-night relay funds cancer research

EAGLE ” Eagle resident Kim Anderson says research and a positive attitude are the reasons she beat thyroid cancer. So when the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life comes to town, she’ll be there every step of the way.

The Relay for Life is a 12-hour long event. Teams will camp out at the Brush Creek Pavilion from 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 until 6 a.m. the next morning. A member of each team will walk laps around a track throughout the night

“Without the research, I wouldn’t be here,” Anderson says. “There is so much more research and education that needs to be out there. The relay helps us raise money and awareness for such a great cause.”

Anderson, the survivorship and entertainment chair of Eagle County Relay for Life, said 27 teams have signed up for the relay.

“Our goal is to have 30 teams, although we are hoping to exceed that,” Anderson says. “We are really hoping to raise at least $35,000 for the entire event.”

Eagle County residents who have dealt with cancer walk the first lap of the relay. Once they finish the first lap, the crowd joins them on the track. There also will be entertainment, games and food, including a belly dancer and a chocolate fountain.

The theme of the night is movies. Teams will wear costumes and decorate their tents. Some of the movies already picked include “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” “Friday Night Lights,” “The Lion King,” “Ladder 14,” “Top Gun,” “Walk The Line” and “Grease.”

“We can also always use more teams, survivors, donations and luminary buyers,”

This article first appeared in the Eagle Valley Enterprise.

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