Relay for Life profile: Doreen Carter

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Doreen Carter
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Doreen Carter

“A few words in remembrance of a woman of few words: You fought the good fight for five years and touched so many lives with your quiet dignity, courage and grace. We love you and miss you every day. You’re the best.”

— The Carter family

Relay for Life is July 25-26 on high school track

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for San Juan County will be held in Friday Harbor on July 25-26.

The first lap of Relay for Life is reserved to recognize survivors of cancer and celebrate their lives. If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you are a survivor and are invited to participate.

The event will be held on the Friday Harbor High School track and starts on July 25 at 5:30 p.m. After the opening ceremony, the Survivor’s Lap will begin. The survivors will be served a light dinner fare after their lap to celebrate their success in battling cancer and their continued fight.

This year, organizers also invite all caregivers to take a lap. “We want to recognize and honor them for their dedication to their loved ones and the others they have assisted in making their lives easier,” Jackie Armstrong said.

“San Juan Island is participating in this event to find a cure for cancer. We are hopeful the spirit and commitment from all the teams entered will unite our community in raising funds for research to save many more lives.”

T-shirts and medals will be presented to the survivors at the event.

If you want to register for Relay for Life, contact Survivor Chairperson Jackie Armstrong, 378-1334, or

A registration and information booth will be set up at the Summer Arts Fair, July 19-20, in front of the Court House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you want to register on the day of Relay for Life, arrive at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit

To register to participate in Relay for Life or to make a donation, contact Deanna Osborn, 378-6877,; or Vicky Thalacker, 378-2300,

Relay for Life silent auction June 22

Inter Island Medical Center’s The Patient Team announces its Relay for Life Silent Auction on June 22, 3-5 p.m. in Mullis Community Senior Center.

“We will be auctioning off homemade goods, specialty crafts, pies, gift certificates, and so much more,” Carrie Burke said.

“Delicious ice cream floats will also be available by donation, so bring the kids. Please help support Relay for Life by donating items to be auctioned off. You can drop off any items at IIMC’s front desk.”

For more information, call Burke at 317-6572 or e-mail

Order a Relay for Life luminaria

Order a Relay for Life luminaria and you can honor a loved one and raise money for the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life is July 25-26, 5:30 p.m. to 11 a.m., on the Friday Harbor High School football field.

The event raises money for the American Cancer Society to improve education, early detection and treatment.

To order a luminaria “in memory of,” “in celebration of,” or “for the fight of,” cut out and submit the form at right.

To register to participate in Relay for Life or to make a donation, contact Deanna Osborn, 378-6877,; or Vicky Thalacker, 378-2300,

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