New Relay location, same spirit of hope

Staff Writer Kate Wehlann

In decades and centuries past, people wondered what things would be like in the future. The 50s and 60s were rife with pop culture imagining life in the 21st Century. They envisioned flying cars and robots doing our chores and fashion that looked all too much like tinfoil jumpsuits. It’s human nature to wonder, and sometimes worry, about the future.

Participants at Relay For Life have a different vision. They dream of a world in the future where cancer is a thing of the past.

There were some big changes for Relay For Life this year. For the first year, it was hosted outside of Salem, at West Washington’s football field. Instead of being held overnight, it started Saturday morning and ended Saturday night (with fireworks). The mission, however, remained the same — give hope, raise funds for research and for the benefit of cancer fighters in the community, and to support and celebrate cancer fighters and their caregivers.


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