Thank you letters for the week of Sept. 5

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.


Thank you for supporting Beat the Odds event

Cancer Connection’s 30th Annual Beat the Odds —Race Against Cancer was held Aug. 21. Our largest fundraiser of the year was a huge success thanks to many volunteers, participants, and donors who also socially distanced and masked up. Funds support Southeast Alaskans coping with cancer through travel assistance, support groups, and education and awareness events with the intention of early detection and cancer prevention.

Thank you to:

Our Sponsors: Alaska Airlines, Alaskan Outdoor Wearhouse & Embroidery, Anchor Electric/Bill Shattenberg, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Baxter Bruce & Sullivan, Colleen Torrence LPC, Elgee Rehfeld, Juneau Obstetrics & Gynecology, Juneau Radio Center, Let Every Woman Know, McDonald’s, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter-NAO, Printing Trade Co, Solorad LLC, Southeast Radiation Oncology Center, Super Bear/Foodland IGA, The Alaska Club, Valley Medical Care, Valley Paint Center. Our Supporters: Alaska Commercial Contractors, Bartlett Hospital Foundation, Pavitt Health & Fitness, Simpson, Tillinghast, Sheehan, & Aurajo PC, Southeast Medical Clinic, The Grind Coffee Co, United Way.

Door Prize Donors: Alaska Airlines-Grand Prize $1250 Travel Voucher, The Alaska Club, Annie Kaill’s, Art Matters, Bear’s Lair, Boheme, Colleen Torrence LPC, Costco, Eaglecrest Ski Area, El Sombrero, Firefly Kitchens, Foggy Mountain Shop, Hangar On The Wharf, Heidi Teshner, Heritage Coffee Co., Jerry’s Meats & Seafood, Mark Kelley Photography, NAO, Norwex/Kym Mauseth, Papa John’s, Pavitt Health & Fitness, Roy’s Custom Embroidery.

Volunteers: The race day registration team- Elgee Rehfeld’s Karen Tarver, Ashley Beedle, Dante Reyes, Batsuren Ganbat, Tay Ganbat, Julie Anderson, Mark Mesdag, Julie Mesdag; Race Director Kym Mauseth & the timers – Alejandra Gertner-Martinez, Joyce Vick, Shawn Miller, Ashlyn Gates; The pre-registration team – Bartlett Radiology’s Brooke Gunstrom, Renee Daniels, Trevor, Kelley, Jesse, Jenny; Cancer Connection Board Emily Ricci, Ruth Johnson, Julie Hamilton, Eileen Hosey, Mark Mickelson, Chris Urata, Tish Satre; Super Bear’s J.P. Oudekerk who donated food/drink items for all; Tyler Rental for generator use; Volunteers – Steve Johnson, Charlie Williams, Steve Ricci, Jay Query, Penny Bullingham, Molly McCormick, Wildflower Court staff and many others who helped as needed. THANK YOU!

Julie DeLong,

Cancer Connection Office Manager

Thank you for supporting Big Brothers Big Sister of Alaska

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska would like to thank the City and Borough of Juneau Youth Activities Grant and Kyle Worl, who demonstrated and gave us the opportunity to try traditional Native Games at our Annual Event.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska’s Annual Event featured traditional Alaska Native games. (Courtesy Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska’s Annual Event featured traditional Alaska Native games. (Courtesy Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska

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