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Proceeds from American Cancer Society events fund research, screening, support for patients.

COURTESY PHOTO: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - This year's Relay For Life of the Mid-Valley event is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and Vineyard. 
If you are looking for a deal on some household items and would like to help a good cause while doing so, the following date is one to mark on your calendar.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Mid-Valley announced its annual Do It Best — Four Hour Parking Lot Sale, which will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, at 333 S. Woodland Ave., Woodburn.

The sale often proves to be a firestorm, hence only a four-hour window is allotted. American Cancer Society Development Manager Alexi Crampton said you'll never know what you might find.

COURTESY PHOTO: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - The annual Do It Best — Four Hour Parking Lot Sale always draws a crowd to 333 S. Woodland Ave. in Woodburn. This year's sale takes place June 25.

"It's all brand-new items or items that were discontinued; some may be damaged. (It) Could be patio furniture, bathroom items, Shop-Vacs; it's like a hardware store in a parking lot," Crampton said. "It has been very well attended. Last year everything went in the first couple of hours, and the line stretched down the road early."

All proceeds from the sale benefit Relay for Life of the Mid-Valley, which raises money to help ACS save lives from cancer.

"What we're really hoping for this event is for the community to rally together in the fight against cancer and make a difference," Crampton said. "We envision a future where we no longer live with the threat of cancer.

"Unfortunately, that future is at risk, and there is a mission urgency since COVID-19 forced the postponement of screenings and critical work we are doing," she added. "We want you to help us give hope the advantage for the future to be cancer-free," Crampton added.

Relay for Life

This year's Relay For Life of the Mid-Valley event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and Vineyard.

ACS invites everyone out for the June sale and the July event. COURTESY PHOTO: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - Participants turn out for an American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Mid-Valley event. This year's is scheduled for July 30.

For more than 35 years, participants and volunteers across the world have come together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. Funds raised help the ACS conduct breakthrough research, provide 24/7 support for cancer patients and access to lifesaving screenings.

"Fundraising through Relay For Life is more important than ever, and we can't allow progress to be put on hold because of the pandemic," said Cleo Freauf, Mid-Valley Relay event co-leader. "Cancer won't stop, and neither can we."

Freauf added: "We are excited to bring our community back together and celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer."

Ways to get involved

ACS organizers recommend two key methods of involvement:

• Be part of the Relay For Life of the Mid Valley: Sign up to join an existing team or start a new team.

• Donate: If you can't participate in this year's Relay event, you can still help save lives by making a donation. Every dollar fuels the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

The event is supported by many local businesses and organizations including: Do It Best, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and Vineyard, Oregon Oncology Specialists, Molalla Communications, Weston Kia, NW Transplant LLC, Willamette Valley Melons, Hallmark Properties, Estacada Rock Products, and Gerald W. Lee JR Trucking.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, in 1985, Relay For Life continues to be more than just an event — it's a movement, a community of like-minded survivors, caregivers, volunteers and participants who believe that the future can be free from cancer.

To learn more about Relay For Life, visit RelayForLife.org or www.RelayForLife.org/MidValleyOR.


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