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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2006

Time for Relay for Life teams to sign up

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The American Cancer Society's fifth annual Relay For Life will be held July 15 and 16 at Dimond Park. Relay teams for the event can sign up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 8 at the Nugget Mall.

Relay team captains can also attend the Team Captain University from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 12 at the SEARHC medical facility campus, 3245 Hospital Drive. The university teaches team captains to better delegate, motivate and communicate with their teams, as well as better recognize, provide incentive and reward team member efforts.

For relay team information, contact Rowena Reeves at 364-4440. Any questions may be directed to Chairman Pat Yearty at 586-4900, or the American Cancer Society Representative in Anchorage, Brooke Taylor at 800-478-9355 extension 2072. To become a relay sponsor, contact Sponsorship Chairman Mark Wilbur at 523-9235 or 957-2057.

Fundraiser Saturday for pregnancy center

The Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center fundraiser is 6 p.m., Saturday, at Auke Bay Bible Church. No tickets are necessary, but donations will be accepted at the door.

The fundraiser will feature a dinner of grilled seafood, steak and wild game, a silent auction and games.

Auction items are from donors such as Seventh Heaven, the Fudge Co. and Wings of Alaska. For more information, call 789-9599.

Earth Day Fair supports environmental awareness

A Juneau Earth Day Fair sponsored by Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and the Environmental Protection Agency will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 15 at Centennial Hall. This event is for all ages.

Booths from over 20 local, state and federal organizations, agencies and businesses will attend, in support of health and environmental awareness.

CCTHITA invites local organizations and individuals to participate in this upcoming fair. For more information, contact Ray Paddock at 463-7184 or Mitch Brooks at 463-7185.

Youth Summit comes April 3 to Juneau

The Juneau Coalition for Youth 2006 Youth Summit will be from 2:15 to 5 p.m., April 3 in the Juneau-Douglas High School commons area.

This year's theme is "Helping Hands." Some of the organizations attending are Perseverance Theatre, Boys and Girls Club, Juneau Job Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, NCADD and American Red Cross. There will be free food, prizes and entertainment.

For further information, contact Vinu Gowda at

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