By Andrea Swayne
Dana Point Relay for Life organizers Rachel and Richard Alonso on Tuesday recognized members of City Council, staff and the community to thank them for their assistance in making the 2012 and previous annual events a success.
“We all hope for a cure for cancer soon but until we find it, we just continue to fight for those affected in our community,” said Richard Alonso, logistics chairman for the event. “You’ve touched so many lives with your participation and to say ‘thank you’ doesn’t even scratch the surface of how appreciative we are. We thank you all for everything you’ve done to support the Relay for Life.”
Certificates of appreciation were presented to Mayor Lara Anderson, Kevin Evans from Parks and Recreation, Police Chief Lt. Lynn Koehmstedt, Councilman Scott Schoeffel and Civic Association President Jim Miller.
“To quote a very fitting American Cancer Society slogan; with the help of the Dana Point community we are creating a world with more birthdays,” said event chairwoman Rachel Alonso.