Jefferson County Relay for Life this weekend

CHIMACUM — Jefferson County’s Relay for Life will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday as teams work to raise money for cancer research.

The annual overnight event, located at HJ Carroll Park, 9884 state Highway 19, will last until 10 a.m. Sunday.

Music, food, games and entertainment will enliven the evening.

Nine teams already had raised by Thursday $10,902 of a $20,000 goal.

Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to help it provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, as well as fund cancer research.

After an opening ceremony honoring those who have had experience with cancer, a survivors lap, caregivers lap and dinner are planned.

A luminaria ceremony honoring those who have died of cancer is set for 10 p.m. Saturday.

The closing ceremony is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

During Relay for Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/PDN-jeffcorelayforlife or contact Bethany Smith at 360-301-5702 or [email protected]

The Clallam County Relay for Life, combining Port Angeles and Sequim teams, will be July 28-29 at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Clallamrelayforlife

Relay for Life of Forks is set for Aug. 4 at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave. For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Forksrelayforlife.

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Reporter Sarah Sharp can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at [email protected] dailynews.com.

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