Porterville Relay For Life 2003
Welcome To Portervilles Relay For Life Home....Relay For Life Was Held On Oct.4th & 5th.... Last Updated On 09/08/03

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Team that raised most money: Bank of the Sierra

Winners of the campsite decorating:

Multi-team Porterville Development Center

Single team Rolling Relics

Most laps walked : Porterville Church of Christ

Special Recognition to Don Hillegas for individual walker walked 61+ miles


What Is It?
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.

How It Started

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon and avid runner, took the first step of his 24-hour walk/run around a track in Tacoma, Washington. He clocked 83 miles, raising $27,000 to support the American Cancer Society. The following year, 220 supporters on 19 teams joined Dr. Klatt in this overnight event, and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life was born.

Over the last 17 years, Relay For Life has spread to 3,000 communities in the United States and seven foreign countries. What began as one man’s statement in the fight against cancer has led to the development of a worldwide event to help banish cancer.

Local Event Info
Team Recruitment Chair
Susan Mauck
Tel. (559)781-2414

Event Chairperson
Linda Clark
Tel. (559)781-0702

National Contact Information

American Cancer Society Tel. 800-ACS-2345
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