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The American Cancer Society has selected Cindy Eaton to serve as event chair for the 2013 Relay For Life of Los Alamos.
Eaton was selected because of her past experience on the Relay committee.
She was the event chair a couple of years ago and has knowledge of the event.
“Cindy brings leadership and organizational skills with a passion to fight against cancer,” Gloria Martinez, event manager for the Relay for Life of Los Alamos said.
“The American Cancer Society is truly blessed to have Cindy come back on board as event chair.”
Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold fundraisers at their campsites during Relay.
Relay brings together people from all walks of life — all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
“Here in Los Alamos, funds raised by our Relay For Life event are making an impact on so many lives.
From making possible the vital American Cancer Society programs and services that support those in our community facing a diagnosis, to life-changing cancer research and medical discovery, to advocacy for access to quality health care for everyone affected by cancer, the money raised through Relay For Life of Los Alamos is helping further the vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” Cindy Eaton said.
Others serving on the Relay For Life committee include: Susan Brockway, Hilde Fitzgerald, Ann Hayes, Holly Heineman, Hope and Taylor Jaramillo, Ann LePage, Dianne Marquez, Melissa Schmidt and Alan Wadlinger.
The committee will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Comfort Inn, 2455 Trinity Dr.
For more information in participating in the planning committee or starting a team, call 470-1675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.