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Arlington, Marysville gear up for Relay for Life

The Arlington Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is finally returning to the John. C. Larson Stadium of Arlington High School on June 22-23.

The annual event will kick off with an opening ceremony and survivor’s lap at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, and wrap up with a closing ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 23.

At 2 p.m. that Saturday, “Cirque Des Survivor” will be presented for cancer survivors and their caregivers, followed by an award ceremony for the event’s sponsors at 6 p.m. and the Luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m.

As of Monday, June 17, the Arlington Relay For Life’s 97 teams and 763 participants had raised $120,415.56 for the American Cancer Society, but more participants are still welcome.

To learn more, log onto the Arlington Relay For Life’s American Cancer Society website at www.relayforlife.org/arlingtonwa, or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ATownRelay, or email event co-chairs Kim Deisher-Allen and Jessica Angel at arlingtonrfl@gmail.com.

The annual Marysville/Tulalip Relay For Life is set to follow the next weekend, on June 29-30, at Asbery Field, just south of Totem Middle School, with an opening ceremony and survivors’ lap at noon on Saturday, June 29, and the last lap at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 30.

As of June 17, the Marysville/Tulalip Relay For Life’s 48 teams and 371 participants had raised $80,647.12 for the American Cancer Society, but more participants are welcome there too. Its Luminaria ceremony also takes place at 10 p.m. that Saturday.

To learn more, log onto the Arlington Relay For Life’s American Cancer Society website at www.relayforlife.org/marysvillewa, or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/MarysvilleTulalip-Relay-for-Life/209004432493218.

 

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