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Relay for Life draws hundreds, raises $115K

Original post made on Jun 4, 2009

As she walked a course around Cuesta Park last weekend, Mountain View resident Harriet Weiss' body was covered with stickers listing the names of family and friends who have been afflicted with cancer.

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Posted by Kathryn
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 4, 2009 at 2:50 pm

When I arrived about 11:40 p.m. the pathways were lined and glowing with the paper bag luminarias that had names of people who are being treated for cancer or who have passed on because of cancer. I was looking for Sally's, and George's, and Gia's when a woman came up behind me asking if I needed help finding one. She told me they were placed alphabetically by first name, so I easily found them each time around. It was an emotional walk at first, reading the messages on all the bags.
When I arrived a woman was playing a guitar singing folk songs on the stage where a band was playing earlier that afternoon. Later, some teens got the guitar and sang a few songs, then a movie was played for the nocturnal vigil when walkers needed a break.
It was an awesome event that I plan to participate in again next year.