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Relay for Life spends full day fighting cancer

CARLSBAD — “This year, more than 1.4 million Americans will hear the words ‘You have cancer,’” said La Costa resident Felicia Corbett. “I know too many people who are touched by cancer, and that is why I have joined the American Cancer Society on a mission to save lives and create a world with more birthdays by participating in the Relay For Life in my community.”
Corbett and her daughter Jacqueline, will be among the many who are taking part in the 24-hour Carlsbad Relay for Life, being held from 9 a.m. July 30 to 9 a.m. July 31 on the track at Valley Middle School, 1645 Magnolia Ave.
“The 24-hour walk is where we celebrate, remember and fight back for loved ones that have fought cancer,” Corbett said. “It’s not too late to join a team or to donate.  Supporters can just come and visit for the day for $10 admission. We’ll have campsites with food, drink, live music and games, as the walk continues.”
According to Corbett, the walk is part of the biggest nonprofit fundraiser in the world. But what is even more special is that 98 percent of the proceeds go to the fight against cancer as everyone involved is a volunteer, doing away with administrative costs.
“It is going to be a great event for the entire family,” Corbett said. “Please either come by and check it out, or if you can, join our team, or make a small donation for the cause. For more information, go to