Relay For Life training on Saturday

The Team Captain University training session for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life fundraiser will happen at GE Energy on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

TCU brings old, new, and prospective leaders together to prepare for Relay For Life, uncover ideas from other events and share ideas with each other. Attendees will learn how to be a successful team captain, how to motivate, educate and encourage the team, and how to tell the American Cancer Society story and answer questions.

"With Relay For Life in so many communities throughout the world," said Douglas County Relay For Life 2006 Co-chair Warren Kurtz, "we have a tremendous database of ideas and examples to draw upon."

Kurtz leads this event with his wife Donna, Jennifer Kashuba and a lot of support from other volunteers in the community and the local American Cancer Society office.

"In addition to what is learned from experts and experience elsewhere, I feel at least half the benefit of attending TCU is to learn from other team leaders in our community and build a partnership that will help shape an exciting event for Douglas County," Kurtz added.

The Relay For Life of Douglas County will be held at Lampe Park on Aug. 26-27, and has already begun raising money with last month's successful kick-off, as part of the $70,000 goal. Teams consist of members from area businesses, schools, churches, civic organizations, friends and families.

TCU will be at GE Energy at 1631 Bently Parkway, across from Western Nevada Community College's Douglas County campus. For more information, contact Warren and Donna 782-8009, Jennifer 782-3236, or


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment