Relay For Life Kickoff Is 7-8:30pm Wed. Jan 21st

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The official kickoff celebration for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) “Relay For Life” of Highline is Wednesday, Jan. 21st, from 7pm-8:30pm at Somers Auditorium in Highline Medical Center, located at 16251 Sylvester Road SW (see map below).

The event will provide information about Relay For Life and how volunteers can get involved in the fight against cancer. Attendees will enjoy food from Sal’s Deli, music by Critical Mass, and coffee provided by Starbucks as they visit with volunteers, sharing stories of hope.

Founded 25 years ago by Tacoma physician Dr. Gordy Klatt, Relay For Life has grown to be the most recognized fundraising event for cancer nationwide, held in more than 5,000 communities and raising more than $3 billion toward cancer research, advocacy, education and patient services.

In 2008, the Relay For Life of Highline saw over 500 people from the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and Seatac participating on 38 teams, and raising over $87,000.

Relay For Life is a family-oriented event in which teams will walk or run in shifts around the track for 17 hours. Participants traditionally camp out on the field, and, when they are not taking their turn walking, enjoy a variety of entertainment activities.

The Relay For Life of Highline will be held on June 13 & 14th at Highline Stadium in Burien. For more information, please call Kelly Cochran at 206.6744103, or visit

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

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