Compiled by Brian Park
The 11th annual San Juan Capistrano Relay for Life raised more than $66,000 for the American Cancer Society on Saturday, June 28 at San Juan Sports Park.
More than 200 participants from 27 teams took part in the 24-hour event, which opened with cancer survivors taking the first lap around the track while supporters cheered them on. During the traditional luminaria ceremony, participants placed white bags over candles in remembrance of those who have survived or succumbed to cancer.
Participants also enjoyed live music and entertainment, games and activities and breakfast on Sunday, courtesy of Ricardo’s Place and served by the San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club.
The largest donation, $30,601, came from the 20-member team from Fluidmaster, the San Juan Capistrano-based toilet company. The money goes toward cancer research and support programs.