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Nikiski Relay for Life support appreciated

Posted: June 3, 2011 - 8:56am

We would like to applaud all of the wonderful sponsors and helpers who made the First Nikiski Relay for Life possible. On May 18th a group of Nikiski Middle/High School students and adult volunteers hosted the first ever Nikiski Relay For Life. Relay For Life is a fundraiser for The American Cancer Society, which is an organization focused on curing cancer and helping those with it. The event was a five hour mini-relay held on the school track in Nikiski.

All of the following businesses generously donated money, supplies, food or prizes to help the event be amazing: Conoco Phillips, HEA, L&J Enterprises, OSK, Peak Oilfield, General Sales, The Place, Dr. Carlson and the Medicenter, Music Box, United Rental, Mike Peek, Home Depot, Lowes, Arby’s, Metal Magic, 3-Bears, Nikiski Building Supply, M&M Market, Save-U-More, Subway, Taco-Bell, Charlie’s Pizza, BlockBuster Videos, Great Northern Videos, AK Kutz, AK Best Water, Walmart, Dukowitz Machine, Tree House Restaurant, Kenai Fabric, UPS Store, Safeway, NMHS, North Peninsula Rec, Food Bank, North Star UMC, Nikiski Boy’s & Girl’s Club, Sundog Printing, Orca Theatre, Airgas and Mount Spurr Cabinets. Much of the credit for how successful the Relay was is owed to them.

We would also like to thank all of the musicians that performed at the event. Koey Dixon and Kelsey Leif, Chris Pepper, The Rizzos’ and Mim Mckay, The Couzins, Don Weller and J.D. Uponen, North Road Pounders, Nancy Saylor, Sue Biggs and Jack Will.

Special thanks goes to the Cancer Survivors that walked the survivor lap.

Mr. O’Brien, Mr. Carstens, and the Nikiski Middle High School also deserve special thanks for allowing us to use their track and basically being our headquarters.

Last of all, thank you to all of the committee members that put in numerous hours and worked so hard to make this event happen; you know who you are!

Thank You So Much!

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