Cindy Eaton to Chair Relay For Life

Cindy Eaton. Courtesy photo

ACS News:

The American Cancer Society has selected Cindy Eaton to serve as Event Chair for the 2013 Relay For Life® of Los Alamos.

Eaton was selected because of her past experience on the Relay committee. She was the event chair a couple of years ago, and has a great working knowledge of the event. 

“Cindy brings leadership and organizational skills with a passion to fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society is truly blessed to have Cindy come back on board as Event Chair,” said Gloria Martinez, Event Manager for the Relay For Life of Los Alamos. 

The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.

Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups … people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

 “Here in Los Alamos, funds raised by our Relay For Life event are making an impact on so many lives,” Eaton said. “From making possible the vital American Cancer Society programs and services that support those in our community facing a diagnosis, to life-changing cancer research and medical discovery, to advocacy for access to quality health care for everyone affected by cancer, the money raised through Relay For Life of Los Alamos is helping further the vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

Others serving on the Relay For Life committee include Susan Brockway, Hilde Fitzgerald, Ann Hayes, Holly Heineman, Hope and Taylor Jaramillo, Ann LePage, Dianne Marquez, Melissa Schmidt and Alan Wadlinger.

The committee will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Comfort Inn, 2455 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. 

For more information about participating in the planning committee or starting a team, call 505-470-1675 or email

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer.

As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do.

As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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