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Relay For Life of Long Beach

Saturday, June 06, 2015


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Millikan High School
2800 Snowden Ave, Long Beach, CA Map it

24 teams and 273 participants have raised $40,226.39

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

Relay & Change The World

With less than three weeks to go to Relay, we are closing in on the $40,000+ mark, but lets keep that momentum going!!!  Let's see if we can hit $50,000 before Relay weekend!!!  At Relay For Life, we are committed to walking for one night to support cancer patients and caregivers in their fight against cancer.  We are going to rock Long Beach for 24 hours and show cancer who's boss!!  Cancer never sleeps so as a community we are doing something about it!  

Join A Team ~ Donate ~ Purchase a Luminaria 


LBPD - E.J. Malloy's Pub & Grill; Wednesday, May 27, 2015 between 11:30 am and midnight; Happy Hour is 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm; 5506 E. Britton Drive, Long Beach; a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Relay For Life LBPD team! 

LBPD - JetBlue Airways Opportunity Drawing; The LBPD Relay For Life Team is selling tickets for an opportunity to win two round-trip tickets from JetBlue Airways (anywhere in the Domestic United States that JetBlue travels; blackout dates apply; travel must be completed by June 6, 2016).  The drawing will be held on June 7, 2015 at 8:00 am.  Winner does not need to be present to win; winner will be notified within 24 hours   

Long Beach Health - JCC Gym Membership; The Long Beach Health Department team is selling tickets for an opportunity to win a one-year membership to the JCC gym (Willow and Grand).  The drawing will be held on June 6, 2015 at approximately 8:00 pm.  


Luminaria samples 2

 Luminaria bags are used to line the track and light the way for our walkers throughout the night. They honor our cancer survivors and help us remember all our cancer warriors that live on in our hearts.  

This year we have something new and exciting for our Luminaria Ceremony!! In addition to our white luminaria bags, we also have three additional options (see photo above).  These three options are available for purchase at the luminaria tent until 7:00 pm on the day of Relay (June 6, 2015)

   White - $10 - The white luminaria bags are available for purchase online, through your team captain (who can obtain the bags at our Team Captain meetings), or at the luminaria tent on the day of Relay.  The white bags ordered online will be pre-decorated.  If you would like to decorate your own bag, please request a bag(s) from your Team Captain.     

Purple - $15 - The purple bags are the same size as the white bags, but are a gradient design (dark purple to light).  These bags can be decorated in the same fashion as the white luminaria bags

Gold - $20 - The gold bags are the same size as the white bags, but have cut out stars so that the light shines through the bag.  Due to the cutout design, these bags can have minimal additional decorating 

 Luminaria Box - $100 - This is a cardboard luminaria approximately 22" wide x 28" tall x 4" deep and can be decorated.  This luminaria box can be recycled for future Relay For Life events!! 


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Long Beach Police Department


Fork Cancer

Team Awesome




Pirates of the Cure-A-Bein'


Belmont Heights UMC

Charla's Angels

Long Beach Health

Los Altos United Methodist Church


Join the Hope Club photo

You too can be a Hope Club Member!!!   

Christine Walker - Fork Cancer

Dina Zapalski - Long Beach Police Department

Gail Dennison - Long Beach Police Department

Leesa Mahaffey - Long Beach Police Department

Patti Neat - Team Awesome

Raquel Romero - Charla's Angels

Tom Leary - Long Beach Police Department

Matt Harrison - Los Altos United Methodist Church

Kathie Stroben - Long Beach Health

David Johnson - Pirates of the Cure-A-Bein'

Theresa Genovese - Fork Cancer

Bonnie Sperry - Pirates of the Cure-A-Bein'

Barbara McClinton - Heartbreakers

Darwin Vande Hoef - Los Altos United Methodist Church

Jerry Neat - Team Awesome

Tim Sperry - Pirates of the Cure-A-Bein'

Myra Kuck - Fork Cancer

Lori Monnier - Belmont Heights UMC

Melanie Neat - Team Awesome

Kara Johnson - Pirates of the Cure-A-Bein

Michael Smuck - Team Awesome

Laurie McAllister - Heartbreakers

Kristin Duering - Heartbreakers

Debbie Gardinier - Heartbreakers

Karen Kerman - Belmont Heights UMC

Lara Turnbull - Long Beach Health

Ann de Jarnett - Fork Cancer

Eve Glabman Donaldson - Fork Cancer

Eleanor Topper - Team Awesome

Cynthia Williamson - Long Beach Police Department

Sherry Cragg - Belmont Heights UMC

Amanda Reyes - Fork Cancer

Andrew Neat-Mummert - Team Awesome

Juliana Rubio-Garcia - Fighting For Family

Beth Carter - Fork Cancer

Diana Ohanesian - Charla's Angels

Jeanette Mediola - Fighting For Family

Jackie Pender - Heartbreakers

Pamela Mikkelsen - Team Awesome

Susan Wells - Heartbreakers

Brent Ikari - Long Beach Police Department

Larry Hernandez - Fork Cancer

Ron Genovese - Fork Cancer

Kimberly McKinney - Light and Life West Legacy Youth Department

Georgia Topper - Team Awesome

Laurie Neat - Team Awesome

Doug Topper - Team Awesome

Pastor Melinda Dodge - Los Altos United Methodist Church

Erin Stubbs - Los Altos United Methodist Church

Michael Beckman - Long Beach Police Department

Haralds & Deb Berzajs - Los Altos United Methodist Church

Daniel Haas - Fighting For Family

Pamela Nolte - Belmont Heights UMC

Tracie Harvey - Team Regina

Margie Ted Smuck - Team Awesome

Kristin Doppenberg - Belmont Heights UMC

Tina Moses - Fork Cancer

Cheryl Kelly - Belmont Heights UMC

Richard Romano - Heartbreakers

Patrice Kyle - Heartbreakers

Darrell Kumamoto - Los Altos United Methodist Church

Nora Segura - Fork Cancer

Kim Renee Mills - Pink Bunny Hunks and Hunnys

Jackie Czerniachowski - Pink Bunny Hunks and Hunnys

Brent Walker - Fork Cancer

Donna McKeehan-Marr - Heartbreakers

Kevin Kyle - Heartbreakers

Jenelle Hutcherson - Mom's Lil' Angels

Lori Evans - Heartbreakers

Anna Marie Gentile - Pink Bunny Hunks and Hunnys 

Lorrie Mancillas - Mom's Lil' Angels

All participants raising $100 or more will be Hope Club Members :-)

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

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Top Participants
  1. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Christine Walker - $4,602.00
  2. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Dina Zapalski - $2,567.00
  3. Sapphire Club Personal Donation Made Gail Dennison - $1,760.00

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Top Teams
  1. Platinum Team Long Beach Police Department - $7,677.00
  2. Gold Team Fork Cancer - $7,273.00
  3. Gold Team Team Awesome - $5,462.25