Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The Placer High School Key Club took a break from walking for a photo. Their team is called Hillmen Key 2 Cure.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Janet Lemore of Sacramento gave an inspirational talk on her experience with cancer during the opening ceremony Saturday.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Between 75 and 80 commemorative medals were presented to cancer survivors Saturday morning during the opening ceremony. The event slogan Celebrate-Remember-Fight Back was imprinted on each medal as a reminder.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn residents Rosemary and Pete Leash are both cancer survivors. The Leash's have been married for 53 years and were walking together Saturday morning.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The Wizard's Warriors team had a memory table for lost love one and friends.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Debbie Collier (L) and Teresa Ysunza of Team Ta-Ta's were walking laps Saturday. Collier is currently going through cancer treatment.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Team Ta-Ta's (L-R)Dan Zender, Trenton Sosbee, Zack Farr, Cindy Sosbee, Danielle Petersen, Jamie Houser, and Kathy Petersen of Colfax were on a team mission for two members of the Colfax community Saturday during the Relay for Life in Auburn. "Phyllis Gard and Debbie Collier is our 2011 reason for relay," said team leader Julie Lowry. "Both are going through cancer treatment now."
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Leading the survivors Lap Saturday is (L-R)Janet Lemore, Norma Harris, Nancy Ash, Marie Bartorona,Sharon Davis, and Linda Overy. The survivors lap started the Relay for Life event Saturday in Auburn.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Nina Vaughn of Auburn leads the Survivors Lap to kick off the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Saturday at the Gold Country Faigrounds. Vaughn was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago. "Not so good last year, great this year," said Vaughn.