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Record, Repoqer Wednesday, June 6, 2001 13B m i Metcalf time. Walk- are ready, water themes chosen. rehearsed and tents Pitch, as the hours the third annual gets underway 9, at 10 a.m. with dozens of are ready and brake their turns on at Feather River invited to start ) their camp sites as P.m. Friday*, dune 8, to Mama an of the morning begins in, T-shirts ~rld new members to participate but a team pay up and are assigned a ,Ill., the event gets the Survivors' Those who have won the battle or who are are invited to Who will proudly victory lap, and ~l)en the event. by local pilots is at that time. tt first lap on, for at least one of each of the be on the track ring teams--eight year 17 more plot- in members' raise the initial the pate in yard sales, con- getaways, and many other d as mem- tempted to bring for a worthy somebody has a Markham said g ideas has presented a participants, as members lri opportunity to one another bet- of their fun doesn't stop it's just 24-hour relay are invit- e tent, put up a big make them- to wile away the i musicians, arid neighbors Y, June 6, at the and Music for a Acoustic Howl" the new stage of the the Otel, located right tY 89 in Crescent p.m. of celebration, Indian Valley coming to- 'ante their time for the benefit of L Mills Words and and the gra- lunity-minded Hotel. d groups on the e: "The Wild Ken Caw- Y Davis, Leslie Tomaselli and tlskin; Shelley Johns and Hank lake Oil": Susie Lay Walker and Naomi Ruth and Mary Lynn Willis and Art the "Avant Gar- is $3 per person Proceeds from Will be used to and promo- for the series Year. of Words all county loca- ~Onsored by the t aty Arts Com- time, and to create a little ex- citement, teams have been known to perform routines. That was the Basketcases in 1999, the first year of Plumes County's Relay for Life. Every hour on the hour, morning, noon and night, par- ticipants on the team dropped everything and took their places to perform a routine they had worked up to the music of the Village People's "'YMCA." Wacky costumes and deco- rations are also part of the program. Last year, the en- thusiasm and spirit of the participants really came through with antics as pro- vided by teams such as the Fly-by-Night Flamingoes, with colmTul Hawaiian print shirts, fake palm trees, and real energy,. And the fund-raising doesn't stop once the relay' be- gins. Although teams and in- dividuals have had to come up with their entry fees, more funds are raised during the event. Last year, glow-in-the-dark necklaces, sno cones, cotton candy' and popcorn, and bal- loons were just a few of the ideas participants had for keeping the cash flowing in. Events Nancy Clark and members of the Hood family, of Quincy, are featured guest speakers this year. One speaker tradi- tionally talks at the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Satur- day; another at the luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. Last year, 776 luminaries, each with the name of an in- dividual or pet who has sur- vived cancer, or in memory of, lined the track. It's a moving time, as the luminarias--bags with can- dles inside--are placed around the track, and the guest speaker describes his or her battle with the disease. The luminaries remain lit throughout the dark hours in honor of those they represent. A TEA/VI EVE NT D Members of the Quincy Fire Department are hosting a pancake breakfast on Sup- day morning. There is a charge, Markham said, but funds over the cost of the pur- chase of the food will be do- nated to the relay. Funding In May 1985. I)r. Gordy Klatt launched the first 24- hour marathon. He used a Tacoma, Wash., track and raised $27,000 for the Ameri- can Cancer Society. The following year, 220 sup- porters on 19 teams joined the doctor, and the idea for the Relay for Life was lbrmed. The Relay for Life, as we know it, began in 1992-93 at 189 locations and raised $4 million. By 1999-2000, 2,719 sites were involved, raising $I69 million toward cancer re- search, and that number con- tinues to grow. According to the American Cancer Society, the Relay for Life is considered the largest not.for-profit fund-raising event in the world. During the first year, relay participants in this area raised more than $36,500, a tremendous effort for a small, rural area, according to the Northern California repre- sentatives of the American Cancer Society. The second year, teams raised more than $72.700. By mid-May, Relay for Life teams in California had raised $3,13],876, or 30 per- cent of its $10.5 million goal for the state. By mid-May, 35 of the 135 groups participating in Re- lays for Life around the state, had already completed their programs. Of those competing. Bak- ersfield, in its ninth year, raised $701,000. In its sur- vivors' lap, more than 750 participated and 142 teams Specialties This year, live music is be- ing planned for the enjoy- ment of participants and guests at the Relay for Life. Games are also planned to help pass the time of those who remain throughout the 24-hour event. Water and refreshments are being provided to the walkers by Round Table and Safeway. Stoney's Country Burgers is furnishing a fruit tray for the survivor's tent, Markham said, as well as oth- er generous contributions by various area merchants. • •O Open every day 10 - 6 284-6016 89, Cre~ent Mills, CA mission. For more informa- el • tion, call 283-3402. • • • •• e Homcm.dc Italian Dinner _ ._l nn I Friday, June 8, St. Johns Pansh Hal .... 5:o0- 8:oo pm Bcncht dinner to send lan wood to [ourdes, France RAFF[[ "ALICII©N "WIN[ 8 DFSSFltIS FXIRA IICI{[IS lickets available at Be&shelf Adults- $1o.c,o c,r caJ[ , b under- -$5.00i .... .... 1 i 28 _5569 l were entered. In the Corona event, 24 teams raised $25,600; in Red- lands, another $66,000; and in San Bernardino's relay, $35,000 was raised. Thirty-two teams in Merced grossed $92,000, with the top team bringing in $11,121. Whittier raised $31,000, and the 16 teams at Compton raised $21,000, just to show how Plumes County's efforts have matched up and often exceeded other teams' efforts. While the weekend of June 2 was busy for many areas in the state, June 9 not only in- cludes Plumes County's event, but relays in Vista, Richmond, Dublin, Alameda, Rosevllle, Red Bluff and Red- ding. The facts • One out of three Americans have heard about the Ameri- can Cancer Society's Relay for Life, according to a 1998 Gallup Organization research project. • Unaided, three in 10, or 32 percent, of the adults were aware of the American Can- cer Society. When prompted, virtually all, or 98 percent, re- called the American Cancer Society. • When asked what, in their opinion, is the single most im- portant health problem facing Americans today, unprompt- ed, nearly four out of 10 adults mentioned cancer. • Fifty-nine percent of the adults surveyed said that if they were asked to donate, they would be more likely to donate to the American Can- cer Society than to any other cancer-fighting organization. • A third of all adults reported they have a need for cancer information. • When asked the sources they trust the most, the American Cancer Society was men- tioned first followed by one's personal physician. About research • The American Cancer Soci- ety is the largest source of private, not-for-profit cancer research funds in the United States. • To date, the American Can- cer Society has spent over $2 billion on research. The in- vestment has paid rich divi- dends. In 1946, only one in four cancer patients was alive five years after diagnosis. To- day, three in five patients live longer than five years. • The American Cancer Soci. ety devotes $100 million annu- ally to fund research. • The American Cancer Soci- ety has funded 30 scientists who have received Nobel Prizes. • In 19,54, the American Cancer Society Hammond-Horn study showed the first link between smoking and lung cancer. • In 1959, the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study showed cigarette smok- ing was responsible for early death from lung cancer. • In 1989, Dr. J. Michael Bish- op and Harold E. Varmus re- ceived the Nobel Prize for showing that cancer is caused by defects in normal cell genes. • In 1995, the American Cancer Society Behavior Research Center initiated studies de- signed to help people adopt healthy behaviors and im- prove patients' quality of life. • In 1997, the first overall downturn in cancer mortality occurred. In 1998, the first overall decrease in new can- cer cases was recorded. ul ii r Now serving breakfast from 7:30am - ld xn: Tues.-SaL . Dinner 5:OOpm - 9: pm: Mon.-Sat M CV, . t J '_:,e4r .Open Father's Day .N n e".v Reservations Appreciated IpfJ . :s0) 2.-sg 1 On Hwy. 36 jmt West of Juct. Hwy 89 • Chester A sincere thank you to Mr. Wes Stoddard and the QHS students who refurbished the marquee letters. They look great! Crystal Bennett • Lisa Henton • Joy McClellan Brianne West • Megan Leonhardt ~ , i.mdlm A~ , 2 for ~.00 tt~mKl~ . Coup~' ~t . 2 foe $ZSO ! 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