Community In Focus
Relay for Life SCV is October 2nd
October, 2021 - Issue #204

American Cancer Society Hosts Relay For Life
The Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society is excited to announce its leading fundraiser of the year: Relay For Life. The event will take place on October 2 in Valencia.
The family-friendly event features live entertainment, games, raffle drawings and food trucks. Entertainment will include the bands Acoustic Vinyl, Future X Husbands and Doc Rogers. Other performers include Innovation Show Choir, the Saugus Show Choir and the dance performance group SCV Hula. There is also a special Space Camp activities area for kids.
This year's Relay theme is "No Space For Cancer." Participants are invited to blast off and explore an intergalactic, cancer-ending space adventure.
The day's agenda includes the Survivor Lap honoring cancer survivors and caretakers. It also features the Luminaria Ceremony in which participants walk a lap, illuminated by luminaria bags purchased for a $10 donation, to remember those who lost their battle to cancer and honor those continuing the fight. To purchase luminaria bags or to personally decorate one, contact
Gold Sponsor Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and many others have joined together to support the cause: ACS hopes to raise $225,000.
Over the last 23 years, Santa Clarita has raised nearly $8 million to support cancer research and services for patients and their families.
Sign up ahead of time to create or join a team by logging on. The event is free to attend.

Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers
Since 1980, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has been a safety net for underserved communities. Their mission is to provide for the health and well-being for all patients by offering high-quality, culturally sensitive, affordable and accessible primary care services with a special emphasis on serving the uninsured and underinsured of our community. They never refuse service to an individual because of their inability to pay. SDFHC has three convenient health centers located in the Santa Clarita Valley - Val Verde Health Center, Canyon Country Health Center and Newhall Health Center - plus two outreach programs on the campuses of California Institute of the Arts and College of the Canyons, three behavioral health offices, two co-located within the Newhall and Canyon Country Health Centers, a stand-alone office in Valencia and a dental program. SDFHC provides a full array of services including primary health care, dental hygiene, behavioral health, chronic disease management, a CDC-certified diabetes prevention program, family planning, immunizations, wellness exams, screenings and diagnostic tests and enrollment assistance into My Health LA, MediCal, MediCare and Covered California. During the pandemic, SDFHC was able to expand accessibility by offering telehealth visits to patients and provide protective equipment to keep patients, providers, healthcare staff and visitors safe. SDFHC remains on the frontlines committed to serving the community and helping those in need.
To donate or become a sponsor to Santa Clarita's only community health organization founded and based in the SCV, visit or plan to participate in their upcoming 19th annual signature fundraiser - the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Duck Dash - on Saturday, October 2 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center's Kid Pool area from 11am to 2pm. This free family-friendly event includes access to the kid pool, duck races, balloon and face paint artists, giveaways, food vendors and more. Adopt a duck online.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Santa Clarita Branch Office 753-5693
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