Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree ‘Relay’ for life

Phyllis Danenhauer, left, walks with her daughter, Kari Larese, during the Survivors Lap at the 2013 Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life event July 27 at Cresthill Middle School. Hundreds of people spent the night at the school, walking the track all
Members of the "Just Keep Fighting" team had fun taking some early laps together at the 2013 Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life event July 27-28 at Cresthill Middle School.
The Misster Relay contestants brought some fun to the 2013 Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life event July 27 at Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch.
2013 Mountain Vista High School graduate Craig Carlson, left, and senior Brendan Parsa both raised extra money on site July 27 during the Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life as part of the Misster Relay Contest.
Luminaria bags lined the track in honor and memory of all those who were being walked for at the 2013 Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life July 27-28 at Cresthill Middle School. Bags were decorated to commemorate lives lost as well as celebrate surviv
Raising the most funds during the 2013 Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life Misster Relay Contest was Rock Canyon junior Andrew Thumann. It was the second straight year Thumann won the contest.
Relay for Life participants were treated to a beautiful Colorado sunset July 27 at Cresthill Middle School. A reminder that cancer doesn't sleep a minimum of one relay participant from each team stayed on the track all night.
As the Survivors Lap kicked off the 2013 Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life July 27 at Cresthill Middle School, emotions ranged from smiles to tears.
Tom Hayden, of Denver, shares his story of combating testicular cancer at the beginning of the 2013 Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life. One of the things Hayden talked about was how when he first was introduced to Relay five years ago it helped him immensely at a time he needed it most.
Nobody had more fun participating in Zumba, than Leonard Leyba, second from right. Zumba was one of many activities that kept people awake and active throughout the 12-hour event July 27-28 at Cresthill.
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The 15th annual Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree Relay for Life event brought nearly 400 people together July 27-28 at Cresthill Middle School.

Thirty-four teams raised $58,889 for the American Cancer Society at the event and participants walked the track all night, symbolizing that cancer never sleeps.

There were numerous activities throughout the night from Zumba to a Misster Relay Contest, movies, a karate demonstration and more, keeping spirits up while emotional moments such as the Luminaria Ceremony and Survivors Lap reminded people why they were there.