Hello Almaden Valley:

I thought I might give you an update about the upcoming Relay For Life in Almaden Valley (2012 RFL Almaden) scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday (May 5-6, 2012).

Before anything, hats off again to Jen Caselli (Event Chair) and to all San Jose & Almaden Valley participants (503 registered across 62 teams), Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors (Bridge Bank in particular) and contributors (to date, $84,828 raised!) for this year’s edition of Relay For Life Almaden.

The 27-hour long schedule has now been finalized and I am happy to share some of the key highlights with you:

  • Gates will open Saturday at 7am
  • Opening Ceremony will take place at 10am with Laura Garcia Cannon and Roberta Gonzales
  • First band which will open 2012′s RFL is Doesn’t Matter, starting at 10.30am
  • Purple Piggie painting and judging will happen between 11am and 2pm
  • More Live Bands will take the stage from 2-6pm (Old School, Sound Eclipse)
  • The Luminaria Ceremony (with speaker/author Michelle Whitlock) will begin at 9pm
  • A Texas Hold’em tournament will take place during “Zombie Hours” from 11.30pm until 3.30am
  • The Fight Back Ceremony (with Speaker Patricia Brown from ACS), during which Awards will be handed out, will start at 9am on Sunday am
  • Final Lap will be wrapped up at 10am

For those of you interested, a complete schedule for each day is attached here: 2012 RFL Almaden Valley Schedule

I would also like to take the opportunity to say hi to some of the sponsors with whom I have a special connection, namely Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC) and South Valley Physical Therapy.

Look forward to seeing you all for fun and remembrance next Saturday.


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