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Georgeann Dumkrieger
Kathy Pasillas
Shirley Smith

Frankie Stewart

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Welcome to Committee Central

This page was designed especially for you! We have assembled a collection of inspirational stories for your enjoyment on why our Committee members relay. 

Some stories have a fairy tale ending, some stories don't. Please Stay awhile. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and a few Kleenex tissues.  Read a story or share a story. To share a story, please email your web address or story to us.


Shirley Smith
Survivorship Co-chair

For the past three years, I have participated in the mission of the American Cancer Society by serving as a Co-chair of the Survivorship Committee for the CARSON RELAY FOR LIFE.  What I enjoy most about the work is that it celebrates the courage and spirit of the cancer survivor.  While raising money for cancer research, Relay provides us an opportunity to grieve for those we have lost to cancer, and to honor those who have survived.  It gives everyone, from the newly diagnosed patient, to the long-term caregiver, an opportunity to be with others who have been touched by this disease.

The Survivor Ceremony of this unique 24-hour event puts the survivors out front to walk around the track while celebratory doves fly overhead.  We invite you to join other cancer survivors on August 22 for the survivor reception at 5:00 p.m. and to walk the Survivor Lap at 6:00 p.m.   We welcome your participation as we celebrate life! 


Kathy Pasillas
Event Co-chair

My name is Kathy Pasillas and this year I am the Carson Relay Event Co-Chair and newsletter co-editor.  I work for the Carson Relay’s Presenting Sponsor, Watson Land Company.  I truly believe in the American Cancer Society’s mission to support research, education, survivor support outreaches, and advocacy with our elected officials on the issues of cancer.  As a 5-year survivor (yippy!) of breast cancer, I know I take the matter seriously.  I believe the ‘hope’ for a ‘cure’ are not mere words but are proactively being pursued through the Relay For Life event!  Please join me in supporting the Carson Relay on August 22-23, 2008 at the Carson High Track.  While we take the reason for the event seriously, we do have lots of fun!  See you there!


Frankie Stewart
Survivorship Co-chair

The reason that I am involved with Relay is because I am so grateful for being a cancer survivor. In Dec. 1972 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I was advised to have surgery before Xmas, but I made the decision to spend Xmas with my family, and have the surgery after. I felt that if the surgery were not successful at least I would have shared the most joyous season with those that I loved the most. Thank God all went well ,and I am willing to assist others in whatever way that I can. Peace! 


Georgeann Dumkrieger
Mission Delivery Chair

I relay because I've known so many people that have passed away from all kinds of cancer. My mother died 42 years ago from lung cancer. I was only 15 years old. My heart goes out to all the families who have first hand knowledge of this dreaded disease.

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