Relay for Life hike (?)

1:31 p.m. on August 4, 2010 (EDT)
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A couple of years ago my wife 'drafted' me to participate in the local American Cancer Societys Relay for Life. Basically, this is an event where cancer survivors, thier family and friends set up at a local park and walk/run a closed course relay for 24 hours. I had no idea what to expect, however, our 1 hour slot was at 2am!! I whined like a little baby all the way to the park until we arrived. However, once I arrived the whining stopped. To say the relay/event touched me is an understatement. Marking every foot of the relay path are candles in bags that have been decorated and bare the name of someone lost. Every step reminded me how lucky I was and how fortunate those long lost were to have people who loved them so much. To my point; I'd like to guage interest in the local hiking community to conduct something similar to the Relay...only 'hiker centric'. I'd like to set up a hike concurrent with the Relay For Life (June 12 ish, 2011) up the Ice House Canyon Trail to the summit of Cucamonga Peak (southern California Upland area) and place our candle on the peak that overlooks the entire valley. I'm doing it either way, however, since this is a fund raiser to the American Cancer Society, I'd like to hear from other interested hikers and sponcers.

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4:35 a.m. on September 3, 2010 (EDT)
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That's awesome... I've been a committee chair or even chair for the past 14 years... There's a way to coordinate with the ACS as a "mini" relay offshoot of the larger Relay... I just moved to Alaska and the Juneau Relay had 'mini' relays in Ketchikan and Sitka a few years ago, so anything is possible!

(btw, the reason Relay is a 24 hour walk/run is to recognize that cancer never sleeps..)

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