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Relay for Life 2012 at the Central Park

Relay for Life 2012 at the Central Park


(Story and Photos by Gabie Cardenas)

Thousands gathered to march and to raise funds for cancer research again in this year’s Relay for Life of Santa Clartia, in Central Park, on Saturday, May 19, 9am through Sunday, May 20, 9am, 2012.

The community was invited to join the existing teams or form new ones – this time a total of 147 teams and 1,814 Participants raised over $325,000 for the cause. An amazing event, where total strangers got together for one cause and kept moving for 24 hours. There was entertainment, free cancer info booths, a Survivors Village with: Survivors & Caregivers free Breakfast, Photos, Sign the Wall of Hope, raffles, Zach’s Wax Demo, Chef JP from the Paseo Club Appetizer Demo, Candy Bar Bingo, Magic by Dan Sachoff, animal balloons, pinata for kids, book sales and more. At the Main Stage performed: Pam Loe and Chad Watson, Blue Sky, Primrose Gardens, Stoney B. Blues, David Ford and the Last Set, Wumbloozo, Mary White Band, The Remnants, Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements, Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues, Parker Road, Shelby, Tieg and Tara, Stronghold w/ Louise Dorsey, Miranda Finn, Teresa James during Luminaria Ceremony, Barbara Paul & Joe Bull, Kirby Keyborne, Melissa Kaye, all with live broadcast by Axis IV Productions.

At the Kids Kamp the fun was complete with a bounce house, Gym equipment, fan making, crafts, bean bag toss game and more!

For a complete festival atmosphere, the Central Park hosted 13 vendors and food trucks.

The Luminaria Ceremony is the highlight of Relay For Life – with a Remember slideshow and Luminaria personalized paper-bag lamps dedicated to loved ones lining the path of the 24-hour lap,  while participants walk the track holding a candle (some brought flame-less candles for the little ones).

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***Scroll down and click “Read more” to see more photos from the day.***



Team Lap, scroll to the bottom of the page for more TEAMS photos.



Pam Loe and Chad Watson performing on the main stage.




All day long luminaria lamps were personally decorated


“In Memory” or “In Honor” of a loved one that has been touched by cancer.


On stage and at the booths, locks of hair were donated, donors received a fresh new look.


Touching poem inspired by participating to the Michael Hoefflin Walk

was read in the Survivors’ Village.






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Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital presented a wealth of information, complete

with a cancer museum that featured tissue samples comparison, a

Colon tunnel and lots of information fliers and giveaways.




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The day culminated with the Luminaria event, where the personalized lanterns lit up


the night. All walked the lap carrying the light to honor and remember loved ones.



2012 Remember

Ceremony Singer:

Teresa James.



2012 Remember Ceremony Speaker:
Shar Larkin joined by two of her three sons, spoke about her husband’s Tom
battle with cancer. Larkin spoke to everyone: “be proactive”, sharing that Tom
was “5 years late” with the medical check, she also shared some of Tom’s qualities,
as always enjoying life to the fullest.


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