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The Sun Cities communities have the opportunity to participate in many events promoting the fight against cancer this next year.

The first is a benefit concert performed by “Boomerang” on Sunday, Nov. 4. The concert will be held at the Sun City West Foundation Webb/Powell Rooms from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 or you can reserve a “premium” table of 8 for $150. Tickets may be purchased at the Foundation office at R.H. Johnson & Stardust. Those who attended last year had a fun time dancing and listening to great oldies. “Boomerang” is very popular around Sun City West, so get your tickets right away.

We are looking for Survivors….so that we may celebrate with you. We are looking for Volunteers….to help make this year’s Relay a success. We are looking for Teams…..to participate and help spread the word. We are looking for leaders….to help us organize the events. Join us at our “Kick-Off” meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the SCW Foundation Grand Canyon Room. Survivors are invited to a celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, also in the Grand Canyon Room at 1 p.m.

Why do we do this? Cancer has touched just about every one of us in some way. Some have personally fought the disease, and others have seen family and friends taken away by the disease. There are more survivors now than ever before because of research. We need funds to promote this research as well as to help those individuals going through this dreaded disease. Hope keeps us going. Let’s Celebrate-Remember-Fight Back together.

Our biggest event is the seventh-annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of the Sun Cities, which will be at Beardsley Park on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. We have combined with some other valley groups, and have had a name change, but will be the same great event….only better. Be sure to mark your calendars. For information, to sign up, or to make a donation, go to www.relayforlife.org/suncitiesaz  or contact Marilynn Shaw at 541-980-4444 or shaw.marilynn@gmail.com for additional information.