To sign up
To register teams for the Renton Relay for Life, go to www.rentonrelay.org or call Jacqui Judd, 253-486-4615, or Nancy Knowles, 425-564-9835.
The Renton Relay for Life is an emotional time for Jacqui Judd and the hundreds of others who will give up a June weekend to raise money for the fight against cancer.
Members of Judd’s family are cancer survivors. She walks for them. Even talking about the event she co-chairs is difficult.
Hundreds of other cancer survivors, their caregivers and others will gather June 7 and 8 at Renton Memorial Stadium for the two-day relay. Their goal is to raise $115,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Last year, the event raised about $107,000.
Each year, cancer survivors walk the first leg of the relay, followed by their caregivers. Then the rest join.
“That’s why we are here,” Judd said of the survivors’ lap.
The Renton Police Department will take part in the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. June 7, which is open to the public.
Teams can register for the relay right up to its start, Judd said. Organizers prefer that teams register online, but teams also can call her or the other co-chair, Nancy Knowles, to register.
Nearly three dozen teams had registered by early this week, about 400 participants.