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Chiquita Canyon Supports Castaic Relay for Life

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Chiquita Canyon is proud to be a “Gold” sponsor of the Castaic Realy fo Life this weekend at Castaic Lake, helping raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available from the American Cancer Society by calling (661) 670-0244.  Thank you to all our community volunteers and good luck to all the teams!


Written by Mark Archuleta

Monday, 19 March   2012
“American Idol, Season 7” star Brooke White will kick off the 2nd Annual Castaic Relay For Life, at Castaic Lake March 31 at 10:00 a.m. White will be performing some of her original music and hold a meet-and-greet afterwards where fans can have their photo taken with the singer.

The Castaic Relay For Life is a 24-hour event (beginning 9:00 a.m. on March 31 until 9:00 a.m. on April 1) meant to   increase cancer awareness in Castaic while raising much needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services.

Teams comprised of up to 12 people formed by local businesses, community groups and individuals raise funds before the   event. Team members camp out at the relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment.

“Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” said Debbie Schultz, Event Chair. “Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have dealt with   cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been not only reducing death rates, but also in the quality of life following cancer.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event, held in more than 4,800 communities across the country. In California, more than 300 communities will host Relay For Life events. Two hundred community members on 25 teams are expected to participate in the event this year.

“The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight back against cancer through research, education,   advocacy, and patient services,” said Schultz.

Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available from the American Cancer Society by calling (661) 670-0244.