Annual Wilsonville event continues move away from 24-hour relay event to a community celebration

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Wilsonville cancer survivor Jackie Aden relaxes and enjoys the festivities at the Evening of Hope Thursday, Aug. 17.Relay for Life of Wilsonvlle's annual Evening of Hope took place Thursday, Aug. 17 and was a hit once again. Residents from throughout Wilsonville and surrounding cities showed up in droves to offer support to those affected by cancer, remember loved ones and celebrate inspiring cancer survivors.

The event drew 30 sponsors and 29 teams, including groups from the city, Boy Scouts, the Wilsonville High robotics team and the Wilsonville Pride dance team among others. Relay for Life of Wilsonville will hold a wrap-up meeting Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for those interested. For more information contact Pat Wolfram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UEYTAKE - Alix Koehler has fun with a bubble machine.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Joseph Wilde shows off his bottle flipping skills.

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Michele Van Kleef keeps the crowd entertained with live music.

SPOKESMAN PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Ron McCrum and granddaughter Olivia Nguyen enjoy the musical entertainment.

SPOKESMAN PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Keynote speaker Gina McCluhan shares her story about her recent bout with breast cancer.

SPOKESMAN PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Bobbi Humphries passes around the collection can for the American Cancer Society.

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