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Tacoma Relay for Life also donated more than 5,000 pounds of food

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on June 11, 2012 at 11:52 am with No Comments »
June 11, 2012 11:52 am

If you can believe it, this weekend’s Relay for LIfe in Tacoma did even more than raise $575,000 for cancer research.

Event co-chair Lori Duester emailed this morning to report that the relay also donated 5,627 pounds of food to the Emergency Food Network. The food came from a change this year to the annual luminaria ceremony. Instead of filling the luminaria bags with sand, canned food formed the base and held the candles.

“We had over 5,000 Luminaria Bags lining the track” at Mount Tahoma High School, Duester wrote. “We are so thrilled to also be able to give back to our community.”

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