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Federal Way Relay for Life heads for 'Destination Cure' on June 6

Walkers participate in the 2013 Relay for Life event in Federal Way. This year
Walkers participate in the 2013 Relay for Life event in Federal Way. This year's event starts at 6 p.m. on June 6 at Saghalie Middle School.
— image credit: Photos courtesy of Bruce Honda

Federal Way’s Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. on June 6 at Saghalie Middle School, and this year’s organizers are enthusiastic as always about the event.

“This year is going to be really fun. Our theme is ‘Destination Cure.’ We’ve asked all the teams to take that theme and run with it,” said event co-chair Tarah Taggart. “The mayor will be there [for the opening ceremonies]. We’ll actually have some of the choir kids from Rainier View Elementary, they’ll be singing the National Anthem. A local oncologist is also coming to speak at the opening ceremony.”

The first lap of Federal Way’s event is always dedicated to survivors of cancer, and is always a powerful testament to the event and the effects cancer has on so many people every year.

Taggart noted that people are welcome to still form a team, or that if they are a cancer survivor or know a cancer survivor, they’re welcome to attend the opening ceremonies and go from there.

Another fun aspect of this year’s relay is the Health and Wellness Fair. According to Taggart, there will be 28 vendors at the event this year. The fair runs from 5-8 p.m. on June 6.

“There will be different local businesses, chiropractors, medical places,” she added.

According to federalwayrelay.org, there are currently 35 teams with 242 participants who have raised $37,325.07.

More information on the event can also be found at their Facebook page: facebook.com/federalwayrelay

 

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