Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.
This past Saturday April 29th, San Bruno, South San Francisco and Daily City came together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. The event was attended by the Dave Pine ( District 1 ) and David J. Canepa ( District 5 ), 2 of our San Mateo County Supervisors, Mayor Jim Ruane of San Bruno and Mayor Glenn Sylvester of Daily City, and Vice Mayor Liza Normandy of South San Francisco. Council Member Ken Ibarra was one of the Co-Chairs of this event. Council Members Marty Medina and Rico Medina also were in attendance. Marty Medina walked with the SanBrunoNow Team. Thank you Marty.
After the Opening Event ended, the first lap was taken by those who have survived cancer. The relay started at 10:00 AM Saturday and ended at 10:00 on Sunday.
SanBrunoNow helped sponsor this event with many other organizations. We are proud to be part of such a great event hosted by the City of San Bruno. As of today this event has raised almost $75,000.00, with a final goal of $90,000.00. You can donate until August 31st. SanBrunoNow has raised $3920.00, but would love to double or triple this by the end of August. Stephen Seymour, a member of SanBrunoNow’s team and a candidate for City Council this year, raised the second most amount of money. Pam Reichel raised more. Pam, Stephen and Dorthy Lake were acknowledged for their individual contributions during the closing ceremonies. Please consider donating to Stephen’s Relay to help both he and the team reach this goal. You can donate here.
It was an honor to be part of such a worth while event. We walked beside many who are battling cancer now, have beaten cancer, are or have been caregivers, have lost loved ones and many more who want to help eradicate cancer for good. During the event there were many thought provoking guest speakers and fun events, but the Luminary was the event that lit up the path allowing the walkers to see their way at night. The path was lit up with 500 bags with the names of those battling cancer now or those lost by the horrible disease. The event was designed to provide those who do not have cancer a small picture of what it is like to live with the uncertainty, pain and isolation of this disease.
From start to finish our community came together to plan, execute and clean up after this past weekends event. Job well done by all the volunteers, sponsors, walkers, caregivers and specially those battling cancer who gave of their time to make this event a success. Please help us meet the 90K goal. You have until the end of August to make this our reality. Please click here and donate NOW!