Joining the fight

By Pamela Singleton, Sonitrol Pacific Director of Communications
Posted August 14, 2009

The American Cancer Society 2009 Relay For Life of Portland took place July 18 and 19 at Willamette Park and the Sonitrol Pacific team is proud to have made a major contribution to the fight against cancer.

After months of fundraising, three Sonitrol Pacific teams took to the track and spent 18 hours walking, running, and celebrating. Our three teams raised almost $9,000.

As a whole, the Relay For Life of Portland raised more than $85,000, a great jump from the $33,000 raised in 2008 and a huge success considering 2009 was only the second year for this particular Relay. The event drew more than 40 teams and 400 participants. In 2008, 12 teams took part.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity and started in 1985 in Tacoma. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.

If you want to join the fight, you can find a Relay in your community at If you’re interested in participating in the 2010 Relay For Life of Portland, contact me at Teams are already fundraising for the 2010 Relay season.

Sonitrol Pacific thanks our clients, team members and networking partners who helped us celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.