Courtesy Photo / Richard Hebhardt
This photo shows a Beat the Odds Poster at the event.

Courtesy Photo / Richard Hebhardt This photo shows a Beat the Odds Poster at the event.

Thank you for the week of Sept. 18

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Cancer Connection’s 31st Annual Beat the Odds — A Race Against Cancer was held Aug. 20. Our largest fundraiser of the year was a huge success thanks to many volunteers, participants, sponsors and donors. Funds support Southeast Alaskans coping with cancer through travel assistance, support groups, education and awareness events with the intention of early detection and cancer prevention.

Thank you to:

Our Sponsors: Alaska Airlines, Alaskan Outdoor Wearhouse & Embroidery, Alaska Commercial Contractors, Bill and Toni Shattenberg, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Baxter Bruce & Sullivan, Colleen Torrence LPC, Dehart’s, Elgee Rehfeld, Fox River, Hecla Greens Creek, Juneau Obstetrics & Gynecology, Juneau Radio Center, Let Every Woman Know, McDonald’s, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter-NAO, Printing Trade Co, Solorad LLC- Dr. Stickler, Southeast Radiation Oncology Center, Super Bear/Foodland IGA, Valley Medical Care, Valley Paint Center and Wigwam.

Our Supporters: Bartlett Hospital Foundation, Cycle Alaska, Eaglecrest Ski Area, Pavitt Health & Fitness, Southeast Medical Clinic, The Alaska Club, The Grind Coffee Co, United Way.

Door Prize Donors: Alaska Airlines-Grand Prize $1250 Travel Voucher, The Alaska Club, Amalga Distillery, Annie Kail’s, Art Matters, Barnacle Foods, Boheme, Colleen Torrence LPC, Changing Tide, Eaglecrest Ski Area, Jerry’s Meats&Seafood, Firefly Kitchens, Foggy Mountain Shop, Fudge Company, Hangar On The Wharf, Heidi Teshner, Jerry’s Meats & Seafood, Mark Kelley Photography, NAO, Norwex/Kym Mauseth, Papa John’s, Pavitt Health & Fitness, Plant Studio, Raintree Quilting, Roma Bistro on the Wharf, Shoefly, Urban Haven Skin Care.

Auction items: Alaska Airlines $1250 Travel Voucher, Beat the Odds T-shirt Quilt by Lynn Gregg, Capital City Quilters Guild Quilt.

Volunteers: Race director Kym Mauseth and timers – Shawn Miller, Steve Ricci, and course volunteer Zeke Yankee;

The race day registration team- Elgee Rehfeld’s Karen Tarver Ashley Beedle, Tracy Morrison, Sarah Griffith, Janelle Anderson, Tarben Anderson.

The pre-registration team – Bartlett Radiology’s Renee Daniels, Jesse Daniels, Trevor Daniels, Brooke Gunstrom, Kelley Morgan and Jenny;

Auctioneer; Sharon Gaiptman; Cancer Connection Board: Penny Bullingham, Julie Hamilton, Eileen Hosey, Ruth Johnson, Molly McCormick, Mark Mickelson, Chris Urata, Emily Ricci, Tish Satre, Sheryl Weinburg; Super Bear’s J.P. Oudekerk who donated food/drink items for all; Tyler Rental for generator use; – Ali Cano from sister organization Let Every Woman Know-AK; Richard Hebhardt, Photographer; Helen Howard, Steve Johnson, Arnold Leibert, Charlie Williams, Bob Urata, Wildflower Court staff and many others who helped as needed.

Thank you,

Jenna O’Fontanella,

Cancer Connection Office Manager

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