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Yard Sale donations
needed to help
local teams in
24 Hour Cancer Walk

Seeley Swan Pathfinder
March 11, 1999

by Patricia Swan Smith

For the past two years, Seeley Lake was represented by the team from Books, Yarn & More at the Missoula 24-hour cancer walk called "Relay for Life". Last year a team from the High School sponsored by the Filling Station joined the relay.

This year, two teams have already started working for the July event, which is held each year to raise money for both research and local programs for cancer patients and their families.

The two Seeley teams, Lincoln & Associates and Books, Yarn & More, will hold a yard sale on May 22nd to help raise money for the event. Donations are now being picked up for the yard sale, and you may call Pat Swan Smith at 677-3041 or Karen Lyncoln at 677-2407 to have your donations picked up.

This would be a perfect time to go through all those clothes, kitchen items, exercise, sports, fishing, camping or hunting equipment that's been cluttering up the garage and donate them to the sale. The teams request that the items donated be in good, clean and working condition. All the money raised at the yard sale will be given to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event.

Sixty percent of the money raised for the Relay for Life goes for cancer research, and the other forty percent stays in the Missoula County area.

And, if you would like to join a team, give us a call. There's always room for more people to help fight the battle against cancer.

This 24-hour walk not only helps raise needed money, it can be an experience of a lifetime. Luminary bags are sold and names of both cancer victims and survivors are written on the bags. Last year after dark, over 2,500 luminaries lit up the track and the announcer read the names one by one over the loud speaker. Family and friends gather to honor those who have lost the battle against cancer and to celebrate the lives of those who have survived. It's an event filled with tears, laughter and hope.

If you can't be on a team, all donations to the yard sale or purchases of luminaries will be greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.

Also, if you know of someone who has or is fighting cancer, you can call us with their name and we can get them a Relay Survivors T-shirt.

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