Relay for Life Holds Special Meaning for Camelback

Posted by Community Relations Department on 5/2/2012

The fourth annual Relay for Life at Camelback’s Football Stadium, April 28-29 has extra meaning this year.  Longtime former counselor Karen Disarufino lost her fight to cancer, and another teacher was diagnosed, this year.  Organizers expect over 300 people and 40 teams to walk all night long, because cancer never sleeps.  Camelback, North, Cesar Chavez and Bioscience will represent Phoenix Union.  There are four colleges represented—Phoenix College, NAU and ITT, and an alumni group from Clemson, and elementary schools Villa Montessori and Madison Meadows.  The Relay begins at  6 p.m. with a luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m. and closing ceremonies at 6 a.m., Sunday.  The relay raised $61,000 last year, and already $41,000 was raised as of April 20.  The Camelback Student Government, led by advisor Jessica Peifer, has been instrumental in growing the Relay for Life event each year at the school.