for Life is the American Cancer Society's major fund raiser. It's an activity
put on by communities around the nation, including Kodiak. For 24 hours
starting the evening of July 24 local teams of up to 15 people will take to the
track at Baranov Park in order to help raise funds and
awareness in the fight against cancer.
Diana Gish found out about one team that's brewed up an unusual approach to
raising money for the cause.
the sports world, teams choose names likely to inspire dread in their opponents.
Pam Foreman's team is not one of those.
-- (pam foreman 1 :O4 "...called
puff pastries." )
It may be a
good thing that the Relay for Life is not a sports competition.
-- (pam foreman 2 :09 "...Mill Bay
Coffee every Saturday.")
Pastries are just one of many teams in Kodiak who will take to the track at Baranov Park in late July to raise funds for the
American Cancer Society. Every team is free to come up with its own strategy
for bringing in the dollars; signing up sponsors, holding rummage or bake
sales, whatever method they choose. For the Puff Pastries, it was their weekly
gatherings for coffee that inspired a plan with a unique local flavor. Foreman
had heard of a group in the Lower 48 who raised money through sales of a
special coffee roast.
-- (pam foreman 3 :59 "...we
really appreciate that.")
Team Puff Pastries and the folks at
Mill Bay Coffee walked together through each step of the coffee selection
process. They attended tastings and learned about coffee beans and roasting along
-- (pam foreman 4 :27 "...it
looks pretty cool.")
Around 30 bags of the special roast
have been sold so far.
In addition to buying Kodiak Trails
coffee, there are a number of other ways to contribute to Relay For Life.
Foreman describes one event called the "Quarter Mile." All Kodiak team members
are soliciting quarters which will be stretched side by side around the length
of the quarter-mile track.
-- (pam foreman 5 :20 "..to the American Cancer Society.")
Relay for Life is a 24 hour event that takes place at the Baranov park track
beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24th.
-- (pam foreman 4 :27 "...absolutely, absolutely".)
I'm Diana Gish