Page 11 - June 2014 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter
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Tribal Communities “Walk as One” at the 7th Annual Cancer Walk Tribal Community Continues Tradition of Cemetery By Orinda Goddard, Cancer Walk Coordinator Tribe Business Committee, Accounting Clean Up Day for Memorial Day Weekend 7th Annual Cancer walk was held on May 25 at Department, Law Enforcement, Family the Legends Field picnic area. I would like to Services, TGA, Human Resources, Vocational thank everyone that came out and supported the Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health, Heritage walk. It’s an amazing event that has become a and Culture, Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center, part of the Chehalis Tribal Days weekend. Every Women’s Health Program, Chehalis Tribal step we take is a prayer to fnd a cure for cancer. Enterprises, Great Wolf Lodge, Lucky Eagle We had 165 walkers and 20 different tribes were Casino & Hotel, Quinault Nation, Christina represented that registered for the walk and 85 of Hicks, Fred Shortman, Rez Gear, Dora the walker were Chehalis Tribal Members, Thank Underwood, Willies Sports Shop, Glenco and you all for supporting our tribal event. There Lewis County Community Outreach. Special were 109 raffe prizes that were donated for the Tribal employees and community members raffe that was held at the end of the walk. Each Thank you to the following: Pam Youckton, cleaning the headstones in preparation of the participant had to walk the cancer loop that was Stacy Youckton, Joyleen McCrory, Vernon upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. marked off with pink ribbon signs, starting at the McCrory, Brenna Youckton, Meja Handlen, Daryl Community Center then to the Tribal Center and Beckwith, Talisa Baker, Ray Jr, Bones, Christina Cemetery Clean up was Thursday, May 15 and then down to the 4-way and fnally back to the Hicks, Janet Stegall, Dylan Gleason, Philip dedicated to clean up the cemetery in preparation community center. Each walker had to fnish in Youckton, and Cheryle Starr. for the Memorial Day Weekend. Elders, tribal order to receive a raffe ticket. This year each employees and youth gathered at the community walker received a Cancer t-shirt, cup, pen and lip These individuals sure show their support each center before heading out to the cemeteries to balm. year to make this walk happen. We are looking work. Some volunteers stayed at the community forward to next year’s walk and hope that more center to put together fower arrangements to I would like to take the time to thank these people come out and support cancer awareness. be placed on the headstones of loved ones who companies, departments and individuals for journeyed onto the creator. donating items for the cancer walk: Chehalis Thank you all once again for your support! The hum of the lawn movers, and weed-eaters could be heard as people cut the grass. Others washed the headstones and cleared the plot with love and care. A lunch and drinks were served at the community center. There was a raffe for everyone that turned in a ticket. The Tribe sponsors the gifts as a good deed does go rewarded for their commitment to help that day. Afterwards many went back to complete the work at the cemeteries. It isn’t easy, but the hard work is greatly appreciated by many. A job well done, thanks goes out to all that helped. Flower arrangements were made to place upon the headstones at all the cemeteries.    Page 11
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