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Carnival at Wyndham to support Relay for Life

By Michelle Curvey
Special to The SUN

The Relay for Life Carnival/Triathlon by Wyndham Warriors will be held Saturday June 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wyndham Resort.

Wyndham Pagosa has teamed up with the Relay For Life campaign to help finish the fight against cancer. Knowing that every dollar we raise brings us one step closer to a world without cancer, the Wyndham Warriors have arranged to host a fun-filled day featuring a carnival theme and a family friendly (mini golf/horseshoe/basketball throws) triathlon on June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Wyndham property. Mark your calendars for this exciting event and come join us to finish the fight against cancer.

The day of the carnival will feature many fun activities, including a bounce house for the kids, glitter tattoos, face painting by Diane Brown, and photo opportunities with Rollergirls In Pagosa. Sidewalk space and chalk are available for a sidewalk art contest. In addition to multiple activities, carnival-like interactive games will highlight the event and you will be able to enjoy everything from cotton candy to snow cones and popcorn.

Two separate triathlons will be held, the first from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the second from 1-2:30 p.m. Teams will consist of up to four people competing for the best combined score in mini-golf/horseshoes/basketball throws. Teams are welcome to compete in one or both competitions. The cost to compete is three tickets per person. Winners will receive a prize and a day they will not soon forget.

Contests are open to kids of all ages.

All activities and games require tickets to participate. Participants can purchase game tickets on the day of the carnival. All proceeds from the carnival are a donation and 100 percent goes to the American Cancer Society.

Refreshments will be available, thanks to contributions from Wyndham, Plaza Grill, The View, and Sweets and Such. Any other vendor in Pagosa is more than welcome to participate with a portion of proceeds donated to Relay for Life.

For more information, contact Michelle Curvey at 731-8041 or Jacque Fahrion at 946-8000.

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life event takes place Friday, June 21 to Saturday June 22, at Pagosa Springs High School.

The Wyndham Carnival is an extension of Relay For Life and is one small part of the 100 year celebration of the American Cancer Society.

Relay For Life is an overnight community gathering that gives everyone an opportunity to fight cancer and help save lives. It is a time to remember those who have faced cancer, those we have lost, those still fighting, and those who have fought cancer and have been victorious.

This year, the Relay For Life will be held at the Pagosa Springs High School track with opening ceremonies starting at 6 p.m. on June 21. A silent auction begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 9. There will be multiple items to bid on, donated by all team participants. At 9:30 p.m., there will be a Luminaria Ceremony, which is a time of silent remembrance of those who have faced cancer.

Join us to celebrate the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society and its achievements, including groundbreaking research, treatments, support and saved lives. Every dollar we raise brings the American Cancer Society one step closer to creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Every member of our community can make a difference.

This story was posted on May 16, 2013.