WAILUKU - The 10th annual Maui Youth Relay For Life, held Feb. 18 and 19 at the War Memorial Complex, raised more than $50,000 for the American Cancer Society.
More than 400 students and adult chaperones from six Maui high schools joined the event, coordinated this year by the student council of Lahainaluna High School.
Leslie Garo was the general chairwoman and was assisted by Junna Gazmen and Francisco Salgado-Jimenez. Art Fillazar, student activities coordinator for Lahainaluna, served as adviser along with Pam Webster, community manager-development for the Maui/ Lanai/ Molokai ACS office.
More than 400 students and chaperones from six Maui high schools joined the 10th annual Maui Youth Relay For Life at the War Memorial Complex on Feb. 18 and 19.
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The theme of the Relay was "Rock And Roll Relay," and there were assorted activities during the overnight event.
There was entertainment by the students; the Luminaria Ceremony, led by students who honored those who have died due to cancer and survivors; and a talk by Tricia Adams, a mother of two from Laie, Oahu, who shared her battle against cancer.
The Maui youth event was the first relay of the year of the Hawaii-Pacific Region of the American Cancer Society. Maui's next community relays will be held this summer in Central Maui and West Maui.
Contact the Maui Office of the American Cancer Society at 244-5554 or on the Web at www.relayforlife.com for event dates and registration information.