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Successful Relay for Life By Eileen Housefeld

Sep 30, 2018 09:27PM ● By Elena Hutslar

Ken Housefeld


Successful Relay

Planning for 2019 Relay For Life of Diablo Valley Begins After Success


The first Relay For Life of Diablo Valley is in the books. “Our goal for 2018 was $80,000. We raised $119,920,” said Ken Housfeld, volunteer Relay leader.


For the first time this year, several communities banded together to hold a combined Relay, the signature worldwide fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Diablo Valley Relay For Life represents the cities of Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Clayton, Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda.


“Thank you to all those who participated and donated to this great cause. A cure for cancer will be found. There is hope,” said Housfeld.


He added that individuals and teams may now sign up for the 2019 Relay by going to and following the prompts. Next year’s Relay will be held on June 8-9, 2019, at the Pleasant Hill Middle School.