Locals support Relay for Life and cancer survivors
Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Issue 35, Volume 17.
Team ‘Bonsall Buzz’ at the Relay for Life event August 23 and 24 included, from left, Ed Sanchez, Ernesto Sanchez, Lori Harlan, Penelope Richards-Clark, Christine Clark, and Connor Clark. Cancer survivors that gathered at the beginning of the August 23-24 Relay for Life event included, from left, Mary Noreen, Pat Shobe, Rose Marie Peralta, B.L. Hermoso, Diane McElroy, Marlene Sudomir, Tricia Smith. Members of the Fallbrook High School’s Asian Pacific Islander Club (APIC) have been involved with the Relay for Life for the past six years. Rose Marie Peralta (front row, left) is the APIC adviser and is a 13-year cancer survivor. Mary Noreen, left, a 4-year cancer survivor, and Pat Shobe, right, a 34-year cancer survivor supported the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Fallbrook at the Hilltop Center on August 23 and 24. Cancer survivor Diane McElroy shared two poems at the Relay for Life event that she wrote about her experiences with cancer. They were titled “In the Night” and “You Get Me.” The Asian Pacific Islanders Club at Fallbrook High School conducted a fundraiser for the Relay for Life that shows monetary donations in footprints. Participants present for the beginning of the Relay for Life event pose for a photograph. Girlfriends Guadalupe Calixto, left, and Estefania Marical, right take a quick pizza break before the start of the Relay for Life event on August 23. Both girls lent their support to the event. Hilltop Center’s Rev. Guy Williams designed and hand-painted a meditation labyrinth for the Relay for Life event. Participants followed the labyrinth to the center point and then stood in silence as they remembered those that cancer had taken from them. Michael Flores served as disc jockey for the Relay for Life event in Fallbrook August 23 and 24.
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