May 5, 2015
More than 750 people will descend on Issaquah High School this weekend to take up arms against a nasty, unforgiving foe.
The fight against cancer comes to Issaquah on May 9-10 in the form of Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser that backs the nonprofit’s mission to create a world without the disease.
April 21, 2015
When doctors diagnosed Issaquah mom Sheila Cecil with a rare sarcoma in 2000, her three children were just 5, 9 and 10 years old.
“For a long time, I remember thinking, ‘I’m not going to be here for them, to see them grow up,’” she said.
April 14, 2015
Just two days before Christmas, Sammamish residents Jeff and Kellea Taylor received some of the worst possible news about their youngest child, Sam.
Sam was having chronic headaches and nausea, so doctors began checking him. They found a cancerous tumor in his brain, known as astrocytoma, and because an operation to remove it wasn’t possible, they immediately put him on a chemotherapy treatment plan.
April 7, 2015
Gloria Pritchett was exposed to cancer very early in life.
Pritchett, an employee at Issaquah’s Providence Marianwood retirement facility, was just 9 when her father was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.
April 7, 2015
About two dozen people showed up for the Issaquah Relay For Life’s March 31 Relay Rally held at the Issaquah City Hall Eagle Room.
“We had a good turnout and were able to collect a significant amount of donations, which was our goal,” event organizer Stacy Strickland said.
February 17, 2015
Issaquah resident Stacy Strickland can remember the immediate bond she felt with Karen Conley the morning they met at Relay for Life on the track behind Issaquah High School.
The women were both at the school in response to an article in The Issaquah Press that described the need for additional help at the annual fundraiser that raises money to fight cancer.
June 11, 2013
In raising money for the American Cancer Society, the annual Relay for Life had a record-setting weekend.
Returning to its original location at the newly remodeled Issaquah High School, Event Chairwoman Gwen Schweitzer said that more teams than ever registered, pulling in the highest sum the 15 years of the event has seen.
“It was fantastic,” she said. “We had a great turnout.”
She said that the 20 -hour relay, which began at 6 p.m. June 7, raised more than $258,000. With a $300,000 goal for the year, she was very pleased with how close the event brought them. Eighty-nine teams took part, besting the previous record of 84 teams, set last year.