Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Final meeting today before Survivors Walk

Cancer survivors, relay teams and volunteers will take part in the 2003 American Cancer Society Relay For Life from 3 p.m. on July 19 to 6 a.m. on July 20. A final meeting before the 2003 event, will be held at 5:30 p.m. today, in the DIPAC conference room. This is the last call for team captains.

There will be a reception honoring those whose lives have been touched by cancer immediately following the first lap of the 15-hour Survivors Walk. Live entertainment will be provided during the event. A local doctor and nurses will offer cancer information and answer questions. A silent auction will feature Alaska Airlines round trip tickets, works of art and other donated items from 3 to 11:30 p.m.

A highlight of the event is the midnight candle lighting ceremony, in memory of those who have lost the battle with cancer or in honor and support of those surviving. Pastor Tom Dahl will be offering a special remembrance for family and friends lost to cancer. Luminaria candles can be personalized by donation to the American Cancer Society. All proceeds go to benefit the American Cancer Society's programs of research, prevention, education, patient services and public awareness.

Individual walkers may also register at the event. To join a team or volunteer, please come to the last meeting or contact Cheri at 723-5054 or Nicki at 364-4663.

Kraft Foods, Fred Meyer support Juneau youth

The Boys & Girls Club, Kraft Foods and Fred Meyer are teaming up to serve Juneau youth. Buy any Capri Sun, Capri Sun Sport, Post Cereal, Kraft or Oscar Meyer product and 25 cents of the purchase price will benefit the Juneau Boys & Girls Club. Public support is necessary to show Kraft how much Boys & Girls Club means to the families of Juneau. For more information, call Elizabeth at 790-4535 or Jay at 790-4534.

Program manager will relocate to Bethel

The Tlingit and Haida Central Council's VPSO Program Manager Robin Lown plans to relocate to Bethel in August after he receives his commercial and instrument flying license.

While with Tlingit and Haida Central Council, Lown managed the Village Public Safety Officer Program. He also started and ran the employee drug testing program, managed the building maintenance and parking program and served as building security. Lown served on the Personnel Committee and the Building Space Committee. He has been the sergeant at arms at every General Assembly since his employment at Tlingit and Haida Central Council. For the past six years, Lown has been the emcee at the Tlingit and Haida Central Council Christmas party and at staff picnics. He has participated on the Christmas party and picnic committees both for planning and fundraising.

Lown also has been involved with the Juneau Lions Club for many years. He has served as president of the Lions Club and co-chairman of the Gold Medal Tournament. He is also a life member of the Alaska Peace Officers Association and the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police.

The Tlingit and Haida Central Council appreciates the years of dedication and service that Lown has provided. The council wishes him the best in beginning a new chapter in his life.

Helping Hands will hold benefit dinner next month

Helping Hands will hold their annual benefit auction and all-you-want-to-eat dinner on Aug. 30, at Church of Christ, 8755 Trinity Drive.

The dinner will start at 5 p.m. with a live auction to follow at 6 p.m. For tickets, please call Betty at 789-4390 or Cliff at 789-3668.

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