Relay For Life Shines Light On Fight

San Rafael Relay for Life members spend the weekend marching to raise funds for cancer research.

Frozen T-shirt races, decorate-a-bra contests and wild wigs added a laugh track to the small camp at College of Marin's Kentfield campus where the San Rafael Relay for Life marchers took the fight to cancer.

The Relay set up a course with an international theme behind the baseball diamond at College of Marin. Whether in French, Italian, Spanish, or English, the message was always the same at every tent: Take The Pledge Against Cancer.

As the sun went down, the luminaria were set out along the course. The candles inside the decorated paper bags added a warm, comforting feeling to a cool night. Determined volunteers walked around the short circuit in turns for 24 hours, from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.

The group raised nearly $14,000 the Relay for Life is still accepting donations.

As the fundraiser got going Saturday morning, Larkspur came together nearby for a memorial to Bernice Baeza, who died in July of complications from lung cancer. Baeza was honored as the driving force who saved the historic Lark Theater on Magnolia Avenue from destruction.

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