On the mark in Relay

Organizers for Huntington Beach run expect 400 to 500 participants, with 60 to 80 of them cancer survivors.

June 11, 2009|By Kathryn Watson

Huntington Beach will host its 14th annual Relay for Life event Saturday and Sunday at Huntington Central Park.

The event, organized by the American Cancer Society, will run about 24 hours between 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. No minimum amount of money is necessary to participate; however, the American Cancer Society recommends that each participant set a goal of $100.

People of all ages and walks of life are encouraged to attend, said Victoria Alberty, chairwoman of this weekend’s event. Registration is $10 per participant, due at the time of registration.


Alberty expects 400 to 500 participants, between 60 and 80 of them cancer survivors.

Participants can sign up in teams or individually, though typical teams have around 10 or 12 people to ensure that someone is on the track at all times.

While those interested are encouraged to sign up in advance, registration is also available the morning of the event.

“People can just show up,” Alberty said.

Entertainment will be available throughout the day. Also, people can donate their hair — as little as six to eight inches — to women who have lost their hair through chemotherapy at the Cut-A-Thon sponsored by the organization “The Wig Fund,” between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

To participate, form a team or volunteer to help set up and decorate Saturday morning, contact Alberty at (714) 231-4623 or

Huntington Central Park is at 18381 Goldenwest St.

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