Survivor support endures for the sixth year, June 3, 2012, at St. Anthony Church.
Oakley’s “Quest for a Cure” is a consecutive event. Since the inception six years ago, the objective of the event continues to be to inspire, educate, inform and distribute bilingual English/Spanish information and resources to survivors and their families.
Worldwide, National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated the first Sunday in June, for the past 25 years. All events must be registered and officially named to utilize the NCSD logo and to receive Coping magazine or compete for publication of the event in the yearly issue of Coping for NCSD foundation, which is distributed all over the world. Last year, the City of Oakley Quest for a Cure event was included in the 2011 issue of Coping magazine!
Presently, I have been privileged to coordinate and name the event in our city of Oakley all six years. However, I would like to thank the City of Oakley for its faith, support and working together in making all six Quest for a Cure events a success.
In particular, I thank our loyal sponsors: Gorilla Rilla, Lucky Store, Los Charros Restaurant, Centro-Mart, Starbucks, Coping magazine, La Clinica de la Raza, Las Guadalupanas; Maria Rafael, Elvira Cacho, sisters; Sonia Rios, Elizabeth Rios, Evelyn Scopacasa, Cindy Logo, Roberto and Joeny Garcia, Grupo Musica Nuevo Canto, Margarita and Gorge Martel, Carolina Brun, Father Hugo, Deacon Joe Tovar, Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery, Mayor Kevin Romick, FedEx, St. Anthony Church and Father Olman Solis.
In conclusion, Oakley and many other cities are physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually affected by every moment; yet one day our quest for a cure will be a blessing and our society will endure a healthy lifestyle for generations to come. See you next year!
Lupe Linda Rios, Quest for a Cure