Relay for Life is set for this weekend

Annual fundraiser for American Cancer Society to be held at Fishback Stadium

Local residents and companies are joining forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The 24-hour Relay for Life of East Clark County will begin Saturday, at 10 a.m., in Fishback Stadium, at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St. The theme will be “Mardi Gras: Carnival for a Cure.”

The opening ceremonies will include a lap for cancer survivors. A silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The activity tent will include a dance class by Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy at noon, Lowe’s Build and Grow children’s projects at 2:30 p.m., kids relay at 5:30 p.m., and arts and crafts at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to participate throughout the event. Admission is free.

The Mr. Relay competition, at 3:30 p.m., will feature men dressed as women, attempting to generate the most donations for the ACS.

Live music will be provided by The BBQ Boys at 11 a.m., Swingtown Vipers at 2:30 p.m., Medium Size Kids at 4:30 p.m., TC Band at 6 p.m., and Full Armour at 8 p.m.

A luminaria ceremony, that honors people who have been affected by cancer, will begin at 10 p.m.

Glow in the dark golf is set to begin at midnight, and closing ceremonies will be held Sunday, at 9 a.m.

So far, 28 relay teams and 247 participants have raised $43,698. The 2014 Relay for Life raised $62,175.

For more information, contact Relay Chairwoman Mandy Dunn at 600-1738 or or visit

Dutch Bros. Coffee opening to benefit Relay for Life

A new Dutch Bros. Coffee location will raise money for the relay.

It is located at 18911 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

On Friday, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., 16-oz. drinks will cost $1, with the proceeds benefiting Relay for Life of East Clark County. Beverages include coffee, smoothies, teas and an energy drink named Dutch Blue Rebel.

The location, owned by Vancouver native Jessica Chudek, will be open Sunday through Thursday, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Dutch Bros. Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Oregon. For more information, visit