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The theme for this year’s Relay for Life in Menlo Park is Carnival for a Cure. It takes place from Saturday, August 9 to Sunday, August 10 at Burgess Park over a 24-hour period. Because cancer never sleeps, teams strive to have a member on the course every minute of the event. Emails organizer/participant Betty Meissner: “The illuminated pathway of luminaria from 9:00 pm Saturday to 6:00 am Sunday is particularly beautiful and touching - worth staying up late to experience under the stars!”

One can sign up/register/join a team/start a team/donate online.

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, August 9
7:00-9:00 Registration, check-in, campsite set-up
10:00 Starbucks coffee, TJs fruit,etc.; Draegers bars
10:20 Survivor Victory Lap, Caregiver Lap, Bagpipers
10:30-12:30 Jumpy House
11:00 Skipping Lap
11-12:30 Outer Half Band
11:00-1:00 Taco Truck
12:00 Twitter/facebook/texting lap
12:30 Sponsorship Awards
1:00 Limbo lap
2:00 Hawaiian/Beach Party
2:00 – 4:00 Photobooth with Rosie
2:30-3:30 Fossil farm, Le Boulanger snacks
3:00 Conga Line lap
4:00 Relay Poker Bocce Ball
5:00 Team Captain Lap Ameriject/Rockridge
5:00 Tennis Challenge
6:00 Carnival Lap
6:30 Firefighters’ Dinner
6:30 Raffle Winners
7:00-8:00 Blame it on the Dog Band
9:00 Luminaria Ceremony and Silent Lap
National Anthem: Jenny Gil
Survivor Speaker: Karen Santos
Emcee: Domicile DJ Dave
Speaker: Laura Baldini
Bag Piper Solo
9:00-6:00am Sunday–Luminaria
10:00 Glow in the Dark Lap
Movie – Monster’s University
Caffe Carello– hot drinks
12:00/Midnight Pajama Lap

Sunday, August 10
8:00 Yoga
9:00 Team and individual Awards
9:30 Closing Ceremonies

Photo from 2010 Menlo Park Relay for Life by Linda Hubbard

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