Part of the Relay for Life Lake Stevens committee accepting their award
At last weekend’s Relay for Life Summit and training at the Doubletree Hotel in SeaTac, the American Cancer Society awarded several cities for their accomplishments during their Relay for Life events throughout 2011.
Relay for Life Lake Stevens was among a handful of local Relay events that was recognized as a Pacesetter.
To earn the Pacesetter award local events must surpass the goals and expectations set forth by the American Cancer Society. The Lake Stevens community helped secure this prestigious award by far surpassing their ACS goal of $50,000 in fundraising monies as well as other goals including the number of teams, participants and more.
Relay for Life of Lake Stevens raised over $143,000, had 80 teams and over 1,200 participants.
The Lake Stevens Relay for Life Committee was also excited and honored when they were named National Relay Rookie of the Year in front of a crowd of 750 people.
The team was already thrilled to have been named Rookie Relay of the Year in the Great West Division which consists of the 12 western states but to go on to be named National Rookie Relay of the Year as well was overwhelming and exhilarating.
Last year’s Event Chair Kim Demary, along with her committee and the Lake Stevens community, was integral in the success of the first-ever Relay for Life Lake Stevens and are currently working hard to ensure another fun and successful event for 2012.
If you want to get involved in the 2012 Relay for Life Lake Stevens, the first team meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Stevens High School Library.