Friday, June 5th, 2009

Here is the text of the RLF flyer. Please see my previous post as well.



Relay For Life of Altadena

June 6th –7th 2009

Farnsworth Park, 568 Mount Curve Dr



What is Relay For Life?

Relay For Life of Altadena will be a fun and unique 24-hour event to increase cancer awareness while raising much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s patient service programs, cancer research, advocacy and community education. Teams composed of 12 to 24 people formed by local businesses, community groups and friends & families will be raising funds before the event. At relay, team members take turns walking around the track, relay-style and enjoy fun activities and entertainment off the track.

We Honor Survivors

Survivors are invited to join us as our honorary guests in the Survivors Lap, which begins Relay For Life. Cancer Survivor’s strength and courage help the community see that cancer survivorship is real- that we are making progress in the battle against cancer.

Teaming Up for the Fight…How you can help!

  • Form a team. Teams come from businesses, clubs, families, hospitals, faith-based groups, schools and service organizations.
  • Join us for our Survivor and Caregiver special activities
  • Volunteer to help with the event. What better way to give back, than to volunteer! Join the Event Planning Committee.
  • Become a sponsor. Show your community that you care!
  • Become a volunteer for some of our other local programs and services such as Road to Recovery, Look Good Feel Better, Man to Man, Reach to Recovery and many more!

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

American Cancer Society

Relay For Life of Altadena

For more information about Relay For Life please contact Sarah Eagle on 626 372 9456

The first event of its kind in Altadena, the Relay for Life should be a powerfully emotional experience for all. Here’s some information from a friend of mine on the luminarias that can be lit in honor of a friend or loved one.

I a luminaria lit in honor

Hello friends – I’ve been invited to be the evening speaker at Altadena’s FIRST Relay for Life, Saturday to Sunday, June 6 – 7. If you would like to join us in celebrating, remembering and fighting back – please come to Farnsworth Park in Altadena this weekend!

Relay for Life is a project of the American Cancer Society and is all about “celebrating, remembering, and fighting back against cancer.” It’s a 24-hour sponsored walk done by teams. Each team commits to having one of it’s members walking on the “track” for the entire 24 hours. There will be entertainment, information booths, and food the entire time. There are beautiful ceremonies at 9:00am, 9:00pm on Saturday and again at 9:00am on Sunday. And, I’m humbled, grateful, and honored to be able to be a part of it! I know it’s short notice, but if you want to form a team for walking, that’s an option too. I’ve attached the website link and a flier so you can learn more.

Let me share a bit about the Saturday evening ceremony in particular. Words will be short and sweet, bagpipes will play, and luminarias will light the track. A friend of mine, artist Karen Bagnard, has worked with others to create the luminarias. The luminarias can be in honor of anyone who has cancer or who has survived cancer or to memorialize someone who has died. She says: “If you would like to have a luminaria lit for someone in your life, please email me (Karen Bagnard – ) the particulars and indicate if you prefer a white luminaria or a colored one. We suggest a donation of $10 but any donation is welcome. If a donation is not possible at this time, please send me the information anyway. Your luminaria will still be lit.” Karen will be walking with her team, the Soroptimist Strutters, and hopes to raise $2,400 for the American Cancer Society. Please consider making a donation to American Cancer Society and mailing to her: Karen Bagnard, 517 Wapello Street, Altadena, CA 91001. Every donation, no matter how modest, will help fight this disease that has touched each of our lives.

Peace, love, and sweet life to you all – M.

Melissa Johnson, Ph.D.
President, Psychologist (PSY13102)
Institute for Girls’ Development
A Psychological Corporation