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San Dimas Relay for Life

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Horsethief Canyon Park

301 Horsethief Canyon Road

San Dimas, CA 91773

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Our vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by cancer.

The San Dimas Relay for Life brings the community together for 24-hours of education, celebration, remembrance, and so much more...do not worry, you do not have to stay overnight. BUT if you do, it will be an unforgettable experience.

For more information, visit us online just CLICK HERE!

So what is Relay?

In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons.

In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer. Months later he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer. In 1986, 19 teams took part in the first team relay event on the track at the colorful, historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000. An indescribable spirit prevailed at the track and in the tents that dotted the infield.

Here's how you can strengthen our mission:

  • SHARE YOUR TALENT
  • FORM A TEAM
  • DONATE FUNDS OR ITEMS
  • ORGANIZE A FUNDRAISER
  • JOIN THE COMMITTEE
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Horsethief Canyon Park

301 Horsethief Canyon Road

San Dimas, CA 91773

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