Hundreds of people stroll for cancer research
July 11, 2012
For once, skateboarders showed up at a park in the wee hours of the morning and nobody called the cops on them.
Skateboarders, marathon runners, cancer survivors and just regular folks showed up at Centennial Fields July 7 for the annual Snoqualmie Valley Relay For Life.
The relay raises money for cancer research — people run, walk, jog, stroll and this year they did skateboard laps around the park. Twenty-five teams, comprised of 233 people signed, raised about $72,000.
Ultra-marathon runner Chris Fagan broke her own mark from last year.
In 2011, she jogged 73.5 miles during the relay. This year, she ran 76 miles.
Besides the relay, Centennial Fields also housed on-site fundraisers, with people selling jewelry, keychains, bracelets, necklaces and food.
The relay may be over until next year, but fundraising continues until the end of August. Donate at www.snovalleyrelay.org.
Moreover, the relay’s Dy-No-Mites team has one more fundraiser from 6:30-9 p.m. July 14 at Another Hair Place, 113 ½ Bendigo Blvd., in North Bend, during the city downtown’s block party.