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Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure Kickoff (photo by Nina Sanguinetti)

Cancer Never Sleeps And Neither Do We

By Therese Righter —

O’NEALS — On Friday, Mar. 29 and Saturday Mar. 30, Minarets High School will host the freshly-dubbed Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure, bringing together all of the mountain communities, businesses, and schools for a great purpose — to support the American Cancer Society in its mission to fight cancer.

The Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities for a Cure Kickoff held on Thursday, Jan. 31, was a success, thanks to all those who came out to learn more about the event.

At the Kickoff Meeting, six new teams committed to participating in the event, bringing the total number of teams to 15. Teams represented are from all over the mountain communities, including teams from Yosemite High, Rivergold, Spring Valley, Hillside, and Minarets High Schools in the foothills — and even Liberty High School in Madera.

In addition to the local school representation, teams from churches, businesses, family groups, and the Cancer and Caregiver Support Group from Oakhurst have joined together to participate, and raise funds to bring about a cure for cancer.

The challenge has been made to schools, churches, businesses, and community members, in the Auberry, Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Coarsegold, Fish Camp, Mariposa, North Fork, Oakhurst, and Raymond areas to join in the fight!

If you are interested in learning more about having a team, come to the next Team Captains meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. in the Media Lounge at Minarets High School. Organizers are looking for volunteers to chair different committees within the event. For more information contact Minarets principal Daniel Ching. To participate, or create a Team, please visit Relay for Life: Sierra Mountain Communities.

Therese Righter is the Minarets Key Club Advisor/Team Captain


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