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Relay For Life of Whatcom County

Friday, July 08, 2016

6:00 PM

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Downtown Bellingham
210 Lottie St, Bellingham, WA Map it

60 teams and 657 participants have raised $213,014.25

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

Thank you to each and every one of you that participated in Relay for Life of Whatcom County during September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016.

All of your contributions and support helped us get closer and closer to our goals of the year!

2016 Goals of Relay for Life of Whatcom County

$250,000.00 - Dollars to be Donated

$20,000.00 in Sponsorships

75 Teams

1,000 Participants

366 Survivors (195 on Teams)

8,000 Luminaria

Without YOU, We would not BE POSSIBLE!




You and your team are invited to participate in this year's Pioneer Days Old Settler's Parade in Ferndale, Washington. This will be the last event of this relay season and this is a time to commemorate a successful year.

 Please wear your team, participant or survivor shirts and bring your team signs or any other signs that your team has made. Let's celebrate our accomplishments and show our community how we are fighting back against Cancer.

 When: Saturday, July 30, 2016

Where: Ferndale, WA at Spot 44 (Please see below for a map of the parade route)

Parking is going to be a little challenging so give yourself a little bit of time and you are going to want to come in through the back way to the Ferndale High School via Vista Dr.

Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm (Parade Starts at 11am)

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you


Old Settlers Day Parade



July Fundraisers

July 8, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm at the Relay Event - GlassyBaby Fundraiser -  Purchase from Glassybaby at Relay For Life for those wedding, birthday, or anniversary gifts that you need. Glassbaby will donate 10% of their sales in support of research and free program services for those battling cancer. From July 8 to July 15, 25, 2016 go to and enter in code rflwhatcom to have 10% of all sales go to Whatcom Relay.
GlassyBaby Fundraising Resize

Lap and Ceremony Schedule


IMPORTANT NOTE: Recognition Ceremony has been changed to 9:00am from 11:30am. Thank you.


Lap and Ceremony Picture 1Lap and Ceremony Picture 2

About The Whatcom County Relay For Life Event

The Whatcom County Relay for Life is hosted by the American Cancer Society and is held in downtown Bellingham, Washington. The event occurs this year on Friday, July 8 starting at 6:00pm to Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00pm. The event occurs in a one block radius around the Bellingham Public Library. Event participants will be walking in front of the Bellingham City Hall building, Courthouse, and Bellingham Public Library.

This event is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, patient and caregiver support, to connect with one another, to remember those who have lost the battle cancer and to celebrate and encourage those who are currently battling or those in remission.

How this event works:

A majority of the participants either join an existing team or form a new team or register as an individual (Not belonging to a team). Throughout the year participants raise money through fundraising events or by getting donations. The money is then used by the American Cancer Society to help fund cancer research, provide support to those battling cancer, or to raise awareness in the public. The event has one in goal in mind: To eventually find a cure for this nasty, nasty disease. Remember it all started with ONE. Though it is not required to belong to a team to participate in the Relay for Life event, it is highly encouraged.

Teams that are formed are then given a campsite location at relay (Either on the City Hall, Public Library lawn or a RV campsite on the road). Teams can then decorate their campsites in the theme of this years relay, sell items, have a place to sleep at relay, or to connect more with their teams, or others in the community.

For those with questions please e-mail Johnathan at: . We look forward to seeing you at Whatcom County Relay 2016.


Please return to this site often for updates and announcements.




The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. With the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day. Please join us and take action against a disease that has taken too much!

Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony

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Relay Nation

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Our Sponsors

Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Ruby Club Personal Donation Made Anndi Pena - $6,136.24
  2. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Johnathan Whitman - $4,507.00
  3. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Nicole Borden - $4,425.24

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Emerald Team Team Yorky's Market - $31,052.00
  2. Sapphire Team Hot Dogz & Kool Catz - $19,390.84
  3. Jade Team Relay Renegades - $11,179.00

Top Companies:

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  1 -  Yorkston Oil Co., Inc.       ($33,552.00)
  2 -  North Puget Sound Carpenters Local 70       ($19,890.84)
  3 -  Riteway Electric Co., Inc.       ($5,953.00)


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