Mutt March 2012 & Relay For Life

“Two Days — Two Events — Benefiting All” happening at McCollum Park this June 2nd & 3rd. The annual Mutt March and Relay for Life are joining forces this year to provide two days of fun activities and entertainment, all the while benefiting their respective causes. The Mutt March starts on Saturday morning when it is expected that around 500 dog owners will take a leisurely 5k walk on the North Creek Trail & return through the City of Mill Creek’s Town Center. After the walk, there will be demonstrations, the YMCA dog costume contest and other prizes & giveaways. Funds raised through the Mutt March will benefit ChaseAway K9 Cancer & local food banks through Rotary First Harvest. 

Then starting at 2:00PM on Saturday The American Cancer Society Relay For Life will begin activities that will last through the night until 9:00AM Sunday. Do tell.

There’s still time to get involved – how will you be included?

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Relay for Life: the Details

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life — Mill Creek style, will be held on June 2, 2012 at McCollum Park —600 128th Street SE Everett, WA 98204. The first thing you can do is go to to sign up to start a team or sign up as an individual by joining the team for individuals. You can also just show up. 

One of the big things that sets this event apart from other “walks” is that it is an all-night event. A celebration of survivorship kicks the event off at 2PM on June 2nd. We will honor survivors with the 1st lap around the track. Who is a survivor? Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. The purpose of the Relay for Life is to raise funds and make more survivors.

At 10PM there will be a Luminaria Celebration. This is the time at which we remember those who have been take from us by cancer. You can decorate a luminaria bag in remembrance of a loved one. The candle-lit bags will be lined up around the track while the Snohomish County Bagpipers play. It is a somber dignified, meaningful time for all who witness it. The event continues through the night to signify that cancer doesn’t sleep and neither do we. Every team should have at least one person walking on the track at all times. Hence, Relay. Each team will have its own tent site. There will be live bands, shows and other local entertainers. This event is by the community for the community. Come out and help create more birthdays.

Information from the Relay for Life Website and newsletter.