Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Alamogordo Relay for Life Survivor Luncheon

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event included a Survivor Luncheon at Alamogordo High School Cafeteria. As a 54 year survivor, this is the third year Carla has taken part in this event. Albertson's sponsored the luncheon providing volunteers, food and beverage. A young group of students from Chaparral Middle School in Alamogordo were volunteer servers and delivered beverages and food to each table.

Entertainment was provided by the Diamond Hearts Dancers. Sue Baker, chair of the Cancer Resource Center and emcee of the event presided over the luncheon. Several "Marvel" characters were seen walking around the area including a gentleman in real metal armor who turned out to be the latest person in attendance to be diagnosed with cancer. Heroes and Sheroes were the theme of the luncheon.

Survivors all walked over to the track for the opening ceremonies of Relay for Life and to take the Survivor's Lap around the track. Those unable to walk were pushed in wheel chairs. During the opening ceremonies, Cancer Resource Center volunteer and survivor, Jerry Peschka, was given the Relay Hero Award trophy for his volunteerism and resilience as a survivor.

Diamond Hearts Dancers
Diamond Hearts Dancers
Chaparral student servers. Don't they look precious!
Learning the steps
Hero, receiving a gift basket from Berene Spivey as Sue Baker looks over her agenda. He is the latest to be diagnosed with cancer.
Sue Baker presents a gift to the youngest survivor
Sue Baker being honored as the founder of the Relay for Life Event in Alamogordo, New Mexico
This was a very successful fund raiser due to the tireless efforts of Sue and her staff, team captains and members and the generosity of local merchants.

This is all I have to say for now.

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