At least one hundred people gathered at Westfield Valencia Town Center on Saturday, May 4 in support of the American Cancer Society and in preparation for the annual Relay for Life. The Survivors Luncheon/Reception was catered by El Caballero Restaurant and held to honor those who have been affected by cancer.
Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.
Santa Clarita’s 15th annual Relay for Life starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18th at Central Park.
The Relay is a 24-hour event that ends Sunday, May 19 at 9 a.m. Teams commit to keeping at least one member walking on the track, to raise funds for ASC and as a reminder of the fact that “cancer never sleeps.”
The event officially begins with a special Survivor’s Lap, in honor of those who have survived their battle with cancer.
“(It’s) a fantastic event for any survivor to celebrate life,” said cancer survivor and attendee at the luncheon Judy Beedles. “I had four surgeries myself. Here is a feeling of care.”
The Santa Clarita Relay for Life is the largest in Southern California, and the third largest among 420 relays in the state.
These events provide 50 percent of ASC’s operating budget.
For more information about the American Cancer Society and other ways that you can get involved, click here.
Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Santa Clarita News