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The Las Vegas-San Miguel County chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life held its overnight event on June 10 and 11 at the West Las Vegas High School Frank Herrera football sports complex. It was preceded by the survivors’ reception on June 9 at The Night Owl. Entertainment was provided by El Trio Los Gallos. Alta Vista Regional Hospital provided all the refreshments.

We thank wholeheartedly all those who participated in the event and the reception. Special thanks go out to our sponsors as follows: Alta Vista Regional Hospital; Community First Bank; DCD Horse Racing; Night Owl Event Center & Night Club; Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally; Ambercare West Las Vegas High School; Armand Hammer United World College; Dennis Aragon, DDS; Aesthetics by Brenda; Floyd’s Rental Center; Dick’s Liquors; G.Michael Lopez, MD; Ulibarri’s Excavating; and Alice Sandoval.

Thanks also for the in-kind donations provided by: Sangre de Cristo Gravel Products, Community First Bank staff, Celsa Rubio, Theresa Sandoval, WLVHS Food Service, Jose “Magic” Medina, Paul Ulibarri, Naki Lucero, Mary Louise Abreu, Dr. Randall Garcia, Cathy Benavidez, Vera Jo Lujan, Juan Vigil, Samantha Romero, “Little Miss Las Vegas,” DJ Mike Campbell and his daughter Mykala, Jeff Romero and The Rainy Morning Blues Band, Lowdown Daddies, Unfinished Business, Kayla Romero, Trio Los Gallos, Mariachi Juvenil, Rev. Randy Campbell, Siobhan Sweeney, Lynda Smith, Gabino Rendon, Angelica and Clifford Santillanes, Dennis Garcia, Sandy Apodaca, Pam’s Flowers, Father C. John Brasher and the Our Lady of Sorrows staff, Freedom Riders of Las Vegas, John Yara, President, and Gloria Martinez ACS-Relay Partner.

Thanks and congratulations to all the teams and the Relay Committee, without whom the Relay event would not be possible. The five top fundraising teams were Vida Encantada, Surviving Angels, Banking on Life, Alta Vista Scrubs and Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally.

Special thanks to Vida Encantada and Friends of Helen O’Brien for a $10,000 donation In Memory of Gloria “Trudy” Trivalos.

We apologize if we left someone’s name off, but we thank all who helped over the course of our event.
Marty Sweeney
2011 Relay For Life chairperson
Las Vegas


On behalf of the Luna Community College Dental Assisting Program, I would like to extend sincere gratitude to Dr. Frank Sanchez, from Sanchez Dental for donating the panoramic X-ray machine to our program, a few years before his retirement.

 In addition, recognition and appreciation to Dr. Daniel Sanchez and the Santa Fe District Dental Society from Santa Fe and all other supporting dentists in Las Vegas and surrounding communities, for their support and generosity to the dental program and the students. Without your support, dental students would not have the opportunity for training and skill experience. Thank you for the support.
 Gloria B. Pacheco
LCC Dental Program Administrator