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Relay for Life Raises Over $83,000

Members of the La Mirada High School Key Club take time out from their duties at the La Mirada Relay For Life event held this past Saturday at Splash! Aquatic Center. Over 900 participants and 30 teams participated in the 24 hour event with the top three teams raising over $29,000.

“One Day, One Night, One Community, One Fight.”


By Brian Hews


The annual La Mirada Relay for Life was a huge success with more than 900 participants raising over $83,000 to fight cancer and contribute money to research.

Original goals set by event leaders was 400 participants and $60,000, “We exceeded our most wildest estimates”, said Randy Hebron, who was also the top fundraiser earning over $2,300.

More than 1,500 additional people showed up for the event, clogging lines around the twelve food trucks that showed up to help feed the participants.

The staff at Home Depot constructed and donated a sign that was on the hill overlooking the Relay.  It was four 4’x8′ light boxes with opaque cups spelling the word HOPE that was lit up during the tear-filled luminaria ceremony.

In Memory of the Bob’s raised over $11,000 top fundraisers were Nancy Whitney $703.75 , Jeanette Jenkins $930.00 , Kate Abad $280.00, Megan Abad $169.00, Vicki Brogan $275.00, Ronny Dawson $110.00, and Larry Dietz $100.00.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for Life’s raised over $10,500, at time of publications individual fundraising totals were not available.

Team Big O was third razing over $7,000. Top earners were Joseph Manai $200.00  Norma Arvayo $25.00  Rosario Bernal $925.00 Anabel Cabrera $240.00,  Judith Cabrera $285.00, and  Oscar Cabrera $700.00.


Participating teams were:

OHANA Nobody is forgotten!

Captain: Charles Blocher

A Place In The Son-A Walk 2 Remember

Captain: Daniel Sanchez

Beth Shalom Family

Captain: Jacob Burroughs

Big O

Captain: Joseph Manai

Bolt For A Cure

Captain: Emily Ortiz

Bruins 4 Life

Captain: Courteney Cosso

Cheers for More Years

Captain: Brandi Zoellner

City of La Mirada

Captain: Vaniah De Rojas

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for Life

Captain: Staci Paul

Faith Walkers

Captain: Lisa Tapia


Captain: Nancy Whitney

In Memory of the Brothers Herbon

Captain: Marla Madrid


Captain: Norina Rosales

L.ots O.f L.ove 4 the people we love

Captain: Yvette Sims

La Mirada Kiwanis

Captain: David Constantine

LMHS National Honor Society

Captain: Julia Hernandez

One Team, One Mission

Captain: Tanya Davis

Pink Panthers

Captain: Lisa Ramos

Ponce Family & SPOC

Captain: Marguerite Ponce


Captain: Carol Poole


Captain: Jack Miranda

Team Ambassador

Captain: Aida Esqueda

Team Caffeine with Mosaic

Captain: Rio Covarrubias

Team DLF

Captain: Adrienne Steward

Team F Bomb

Captain: Jennifer Oakes

Team G.A.L.

Captain: Jill Wall

Team John 3:16

Captain: Crystal Villagrana

The Blue Crew

Captain: Julie Mercer


Captain: David Nassen

Water Warriors

Captain: Darleen Phares


Captain: Bianca Price

Wings of Courage

Captain: Lorri Smith



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