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Relay for Life


April 11 update

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s big annual fundraiser, with regional events across the country. Foothills has participated in this community-based walk event for many years. Relay 2024 has a new date and location. All are encouraged to attend the event, and/or to donate to this worthy cause. (Of course, you can make a donation without attending the Relay.) In 2023, Foothills raised $6,400 for the American Cancer Society (ACS)!

There are different ways to participate - pick what's best for you!

  • Attend Relay | Friday, May 3 in downtown Los Altos

Onsite Registration starts at 3 PM | Relay 4-9 PM

All are welcome to register with the American Cancer Society to walk in the event to help raise awareness of the importance of cancer research.  You can register online in advance, or onsite at the Relay.

Register early online  or register at Relay (Friday May 3) starting at 3 PM at The Discovery Shop at 243 Main Street.  Pick up your “Road to a Cure” passport to be stamped at Los Altos partner businesses.

Or you can attend without registering - just show up and stroll through downtown, enjoying the vibrant scene.


Relay starts at 4 PM and includes an Opening Ceremony, Survivor and Caregiver Lap, live music, food for purchase, and a Luminaria Ceremony.  Relay ends at 9 PM.

Visit the Relay for Life website to learn more & register.

  • Donate | Help Foothills beat our 2023 donation total of $6,400!

Remember, you don't have to attend Relay to donate!

You can donate on the American Cancer Society’s Relay website.  Click DONATE (up at the top), type United We Stride in the search box, then click the United We Stride team box, indicate how much you'd like to donate, and complete the credit card or PayPal info.

Or you can write a check to the American Cancer Society and put it in the offering plate on Sunday, or give it to Charlie Golden. Check amounts will be counted in our United We Stride donation total.

For donors of $300 or more, a special offer at Courtyard Marriott in Los Altos

We are so pleased that the Courtyard Marriott in Los Altos is again offering a free 3-night weekend stay to those who donate $300 or more via our United We Stride team. You can pick any weekend through January 15, 2025!   More details on this offer are in this Marriott Relay Offer Flier

  • Before Relay | Make luminaria

The 8 PM Luminaria Ceremony is a special opportunity to remember those lost to cancer and reflect on the journeys of those who have survived.  You can make luminaria for this moving tribute.  A $10 donation is requested for each one.  Supplies await you in the Fireside Room now.  Stop by and make your luminaria, or take home a bag to decorate at your leisure, and return it to the Fireside Room by Wednesday May 1, along with your check made out to American Cancer Society.

  • During Relay | Enjoy a lasagna dinner with Foothills friends

Sign up by noon on Wednesday May 1 to attend a Relay Dinner at Nancy Grippo’s home.  Foothills folks attending the Relay will walk together to Nancy’s house at 6 PM for a dinner of lasagna (a meat version and a vegan version), salad, and fruit.  After dinner, we’ll walk back downtown for the Luminaria Ceremony.  If you'd like to attend the dinner, please fill in this Relay Dinner Signup Form.  If you are unable to use the sign-up form you can email


Please contact Charlie Golden, Sandy Ruggles, or email

Thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society’s very important work.

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