Please help with the Ark Valley Community Cancer Walk event, to be held June 17 and 18 at Swink High School. The organizers, Carrie and Brandy Holm, are hoping to have more than 250 walkers join them to raise $50,000 for the local group to be able to provide services, programs and assistance to members of our community who are fighting cancer.

Please help with the Ark Valley Community Cancer Walk event, to be held June 17 and 18 at Swink High School. The organizers, Carrie and Brandy Holm, are hoping to have more than 250 walkers join them to raise $50,000 for the local group to be able to provide services, programs and assistance to members of our community who are fighting cancer. These are some of the ways you may help, along with your donation:

Register a team: Gather your friends and family and create a team, or join a team already registered (see Facebook Page by typing in Arkansas Valley Community Cancer Support Group or email Carrie Holm at tpoprelayforlife18@gmail.com, call (720) 454-6289, or co-leader Brandy Holm bholm01@gmail.com or (720) 557-1413). Organizations will be recognized on the in-kind donation sign at the event, mentioned on the radio, social media and in the La Junta Tribune-Democrat.

Enjoy the camaraderie of the evening while raising funds to help members of the community fight cancer. Registration fee is $20 for the team. Spots are available on the planning committee, $5 fee to sign up. No requirement for fundraising exists, but a suggestion is to raise $100 per team member.

Survivors’ Dinner and Victory Lap: If you are a survivor, you and your caregiver are invited to be the guests at the 6 p.m. dinner prepared in your honor. Forms to register as a survivor are available throughout the valley, or contact Bonita Medina at (719) 980-0997. Please register no later than June 10.

Luminaria: Honor your loved ones with the purchase of a luminaria (available through the day of the event). The price per luminaria is $5. Luminarias will be placed around the track. The meaningful luminaria ceremony is at 9 p.m. Luminaria chairpersons are Brandy Holm (720-557-1413) or Kassandra Hare (719-248-0441) or Carrie Holm (720-454-6289).

Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorships are available and important to the fundraising efforts of Arkansas Valley Community Cancer Support Group. Your support is appreciated. You may contact Carrie or Brandy Holm or Glenn Parker at (719) 940-9222.

Spectators: The participants would enjoy having your support for the whole evening, or any time your schedule allows. Anyone interested in walking the track is welcome to do so at any time. Your encouragement keeps the night moving along.

Publicity: Contact Glenn Parker, publicity chairman, at (719) 940-9222.

Entertainment: The Arkansas Valley Community Cancer Support Group is currently lining up entertainment to keep the night lively. Perhaps you have a talent that you would like to share. If so, please contact Glenn Parker.

Volunteers: The key factor that keeps this cancer walk moving is the volunteers who make it happen. This is an all-night vigil. If interested in volunteering in any way, contact Connie or Brandy Holm.