Relay for Life: A ‘Super Event’ Once Again

The 10th annual Simi Valley Relay for Life—held October 6 and 7 at Royal High School—rallied Simi Valley Hospital employees to walk for a noble and worthwhile cause: The American Cancer Society’s work to find a cure for cancer and support people whose lives have been touched by the disease. This year’s event celebrated a decade of the local Relay for Life with the theme Ten Years of Superheroes.

“This year’s Relay was a super event in every respect,” said Cynthia Pinheiro, a Simi Valley Hospital clinical dietician and co-chair of the hospital’s Relay team. “The opening ceremony was truly memorable. I was inspired to cheer for the many cancer survivors who walked a lap together at the beginning of the event.”

Simi Valley Hospital added its support to the local Relay for Life with a $5,000 donation as an event sponsor. In addition, the 30 members of the hospital’s walking team contributed approximately $6,000 more, for a total contribution of around $11,000—which placed SVH in the top 10 money-raisers for the event.

Winter 2007