i am sf joins Relay for Life

Every year, the American Cancer Society hosts volunteer-driven Relay for Life events across the country, including one in San Fernando. This year, I’m happy to say I’ve joined a team. 

I’m now a member of Kristy Sandoval’s Paint the Cure team and we’ll be fundraising from now until the 24-hour relay on July 7 at San Fernando Recreation Park. This means we’ll be holding all types of creative fundraisers and painting a group mural on the day of the event.

You can read about my motivation for relaying on my personal Relay for Life page and, if you’re so inclined, donate directly on the website.

I know it’s not always easy to give, but you can always help by spreading the word and attending forthcoming events. We’re even on Facebook! “Like” us and have your friends “like” the page, too.

Relay for Life of San Fernando: Essential Links

Paint the Cure’s Relay for Life team page

My personal Paint the Cure Relay for Life page

Paint the Cure on Facebook

Relay for Life of San Fernando on Facebook


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i am san fernando is April Aguirre, a writer born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. April bounced around the Valley throughout her upbringing and lived outside of California for a quick minute but always felt most at home in the city of San Fernando. To get at April's heart, FedEx puppies to her door, offer In-N-Out cheeseburgers by the dozen or introduce her to a beer tastier than the last.

8 Responses to "i am sf joins Relay for Life"

  1. Paint the Cure Makes a Cameo at Mujeres de Maiz | i am san fernando. says:

    […] Sunday, March 18, my Relay for Life team, Paint the Cure, will be vending prints at the Mujeres de Maiz 15th Anniversary. Mujeres de Maiz is […]

  2. Photos: Mujeres de Maiz Mercado | i am san fernando. says:

    […] Homeboy Industries, where Mujeres de Maiz hosted health workshops and a small marketplace. Our Paint the Cure team was lucky enough to share a vending table with Pipirisnais, Pacoima’s artisan jewelry […]

  3. Thanks, Myke’s Cafe! | i am san fernando. says:

    […] a diverse menu in the not-so-diverse Pacoima neighborhood. Keep an ear out for the upcoming Relay for Life fundraiser that my team, Paint the Cure, is throwing at […]

  4. Eat Some Pancakes, Help Me Out | i am san fernando. says:

    […] official! My Relay for Life team, Paint the Cure, is holding their first large fundraiser. All you have to do is drop by Myke’s Cafe in […]

  5. Rocio and her Mole de Los Dioses | i am san fernando. says:

    […] me judge the supposedly god-like stuff. Kristy Sandoval, poor soul, joined me under the guise of a Paint the Cure team meeting. We talked business, but more importantly, got down to some grubbing business. […]

  6. Valley Heads Support: Do the Right Thing | i am san fernando. says:

    […] What can you do to help? Attend the event, spend some money and enjoy the entertainment. The next day you can head to Myke’s Cafe for recovery mode; my Paint the Cure team will be having a fundraiser as well (for cancer research, an unrelated cause) on Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sorry for the shameless plug, but it’s kind of an awesome deal — order a stack of pancakes, french toast, burritos or whatever you want, and 15 percent of the bill will go to Relay for Life. […]

  7. Photos: Art of Healing Relay for Life Fundraiser | i am san fernando. says:

    […] a mask. A big thank you to Myke’s Cafe for donating 15 percent of the day’s sales to Paint the Cure’s (my team!) fundraising effort for Relay for Life of San Fernando. That’s another $200 toward […]

  8. SFiAM Students Featured in the Daily News | i am san fernando. says:

    […] Life, an event benefiting the American Cancer Society (if you haven’t heard about it or my Paint the Cure team, I’m failing as a […]


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