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One man, Dr. Gordy Klatt began the Relay movement...

In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Friends, family, and patients watched and supported him as he ran and walked more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000 through pledges for the fight against cancer. As he circled the track, he thought of how he could get others to take part. He envisioned having teams participate in a 24-hour event to raise money to fight cancer. In 1986, 19 teams were part of the first relay event at the historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000.

Gordy's vision has grown into a nationwide event raising nearly $5 billion in fundraising to save lives from cancer. 


 

July's Relayer of the Month

Jessica Meek - Relay For Life of Westlake