On April 20 and 21, Imperial County experienced the American Cancer Society's inaugural Relay For Life event. Forty-eight teams of 10 to 15 walkers/runners joined with cancer survivors, the honored guests, for the relay; $86,000 was raised during the 24-hour event. It truly was about a community that takes up the fight, the fight against cancer.
Linda Shaner, Relay For Life chairperson, provided the leadership that inspired so many in the Imperial and Mexicali valleys to participate. She is the embodiment of a volunteer leader and the American Cancer Society is indeed fortunate to have her in their ranks. She recruited a formidable executive committee and together they worked incessantly to ensure success. Team recruiters Nancy Thornburg and Becky Deal proved to be exceptional at generating an enthusiastic response to such a unique event.
Margo and Mel Lamoreaux were extremely successful soliciting sponsorships. We are most thankful to all our sponsors. Stephanie Shaner, registration chairperson, survived the elements and the chore of recording the money to determine award winners.