Teams enrolled in the Marysville-Tulalip Relay for Life
, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be out in force during the weekend of May 18 through 20, participating in several events designed to raise awareness and donations for the annual event.
The weekend's theme is "Paint the Town Purple" in recognition of Relay's official color. Overnight on May 17, organizers plan to wrap street signs and light poles with purple ribbon and cancer awareness signs, and businesses are being asked to decorate their storefronts with the purple theme. The winning window display will be featured in the next issue of North County Outlook.
On Saturday, May 19, visit Bark for Life at Asbery Field beginning at 9 a.m. Bark for Life is a canine-centered event that promotes the caregiving qualities dogs bring to their companions' lives.
Relay teams will be staffing booths to sell arts and craft items as fundraisers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Asbery Field. A city scavenger hunt offers a top prize of $100 to be donated to the team of your choice.
Team members will also be on select corners around town to "fill the bucket" for Relay. Look for purple signs, balloons and friendly waves designed to collect donations for the event.
The Marysville-Tulalip Relay for Life takes place June 9 and 10 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. 58 teams have signed up to participate, and more than $50,000 has already been raised to fight cancer.