Relay For Life – Truckee Tahoe to host carnival-themed event |

Relay For Life – Truckee Tahoe to host carnival-themed event

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A Zumba lap energizes Relay For Life participants in 2011.
Photos by Amy Edgett / Sierra Sun |

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What: Relay For Life - Truckee Tahoe, July 19-20

Where: Truckee High School

Why: More birthdays, less cancer

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Relay For Life gives everyone in their community a chance to help the American Cancer Society save lives.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life – Truckee Tahoe will take place from 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 20 at Truckee High School.

A family carnival with bounce house, games, prizes, glitter tattoos and carnival food “promises to be a great time,” according to Relay Publicity Chair Tenaya Ideker.

Join the fun noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, support a wonderful cause, and catch entertainment from local bands, including the Deckheads.

Everyone is invited to take part and help fight against cancer.

Ideker “Relays” because cancer effects her community, friends and family. “By relaying I offer my support to individuals fighting against cancer, and I relay with the hope of finding a cure,” said Ideker, a 19-year Truckee resident now living in Reno.

Relay For Life events are held overnight, 24 hours, to emphasize cancer never sleeps. Individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park, or fairground, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times.

Teams do most fundraising prior to the event, but some teams hold a variety of fundraisers at camp.

Last year the community raised more than $60,000 with 25 teams and 47 cancer survivors.

According to the Relay For Life – Truckee Tahoe Facebook page, as of July 17, 17 teams and 106 participants had raised $22,909.37.

For more information or to donate visit, search Truckee, and follow Relay at

Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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