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Party for a Cure! 15th year finale celebration for Relay for Life, tickets on sale now

After 14-years of celebration, fighting back against cancer and remembering those we lost, the Tehachapi Relay for Life event will be ending after one last Party for a Cure!

Join the 2018 Relay Committee on Sept. 22, for a grand finale celebration of Relay for Life and look back fondly on the impact Relay had on our community since 2004. Party for a Cure will be held at Woods Pavilion, from 5 to 9 p.m. It will start with an Opening Ceremony honoring our Survivors and conclude with our last Luminaria Ceremony to remember all those we have lost to cancer.

"After so many years of being involved in Relay, it is very emotional to see it end," said Diana Williams, Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors participant and past Re/Max Team Captain. "My husband Jack recently passed away from a stroke and Relay was his favorite event. This party will be our closure and an opportunity to say goodbye to something very important in all our lives."

Tickets for the event will be $15 ($20 at the door) and will include dinner, entertainment, raffles and an opportunity to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer! Tickets can be purchased by calling (661) 327-7827 and asking for Christina or by visiting Glamour Salon, Country Real Estate, Re/Max or Dignified Home Loans. Survivors, of course, will be invited to the event for free, but will still need a ticket. There are only 200 tickets available for the event.

"We have some great raffle prizes," said Ron Depew, the original Event Chair from 2004 and current Party organizer. "All the vineyards have donated fantastic wine baskets, and so many other companies in Tehachapi have responded with wonderful items."

Relay for Life Tehachapi started in 2004, when Ron and Doris Depew were asked by the American Cancer Society in Bakersfield to start a Relay in Tehachapi. In the last 14-years, the Tehachapi Relay would go on to raise $1,700,000 for the American Cancer Society. Money raised from our efforts goes to fund the mission of the American Cancer Society through research, local patient services, advocacy and help provide education to the community.

For more information, please text or call Barbara Villasenor at (661) 332-4975 or email Duana Pera at [email protected].