Camarillo holds annual Relay for Life to help find cure (64 photos)


Megan Kearney

The Relay for Life Foundation hosted their thirteenth relay at Camarillo High School yesterday. The fundraiser brought the community together to help find a cure and honor cancer survivors.

“A very dear friend of mine passed away from cancer, and when she found out that she had cancer I joined relay …and I have been doing this for ten years,” said a committee member, Liz Peltz.

There were many activities for participants, including a Miss Relay contest that raised money for the event by having people donate to whichever boy or man looked most convincing in a colorful dress.

Children enjoyed their afternoon by taking advantage of a rock-climbing wall, a jolly jump and face painting. There was a also a watermelon-eating contest.

At dusk, balloons participants wrote messages of hope and love on were released.

To close the night, there was a luminary ceremony to honor those who have lost the battle with cancer and those who are still fighting. Survivors and caregivers led the last lap in silence.

Credit: Bridget Parrino and Megan Kearney/The Foothill Dragon Press

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