Compiled by Brian Park
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of San Juan Capistrano received a $1,176.50 donation from Mission San Juan Capistrano last month.
Mechelle Lawrence Adams, executive director of the Mission, presented a check to San Juan Capistrano resident Steve Freese, who is currently battling cancer, and Relay for Life Chairman Ted Roberts during the Mission’s Music Under the Stars summer concert on Saturday, Aug. 31.
This summer, the Mission organized a new after-hours event, a series of stretch-and-strength yoga classes, to raise donations for the American Cancer Society and honor its many visitors battling cancer. The Mission has a special prayer room, located in Serra Chapel, dedicated to Saint Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer patients.
In three sessions, more than 300 people participated in the program.