Relay for Life kicks off on Friday May 19, 2017 through the night to Saturday May 20 at noon.
The theme this year is “3 Cheers For 20 Years.” It is the 20th year for Relay For Life in Salinas.
We are encouraging as many rodeo committee members, families, friends, and fans to join us.
Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so we’ve decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. The California Rodeo Salinas has been participating in Relay for Life since 2004. The team was started by the late Lee Brooks who was the Director of Parking for many years for the California Rodeo Association. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004 and fought long and hard until his passing in March of 2007. Lee used to have 10 baseball caps embroidered each year with “Rope in a Cure” and would auction them off to raise money to fight cancer. Tonya Linares has been the team captain since 2008 and is proud to keep up the fight for Lee and for everyone who has been touched by cancer. From 2004 to 2015, the California Rodeo’s Relay for Life Team has raised over $45,000 for the American Cancer Society.
At the event May 19th and 20th, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest fight against cancer.
Our team is taking action to help finish the fight. Please join our team or make a donation because saving lives from cancer starts with one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.