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Community partners help NNCCF kick off summer season
by Tribune Staff
May 10, 2012 | 894 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation’s community partners are gearing up for an active summer season with a lineup of events that will benefit children with cancer. Those interested in participating still have opportunities to register.

In June, the eighth annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey, a relay run for teams of 12 runners, takes place. On June 1 and 2, participants run a 178-mile course through the Sierra Nevada mountains and along Lake Tahoe’s shores. The run benefits NNCCF and Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway. The website for the event is

On June 23, Tactical Athletic Performance and Crossfit Initiative will host the Call for Duty Call for Life event, a one-day team adventure fitness competition featuring two-short challenges and one long trail course challenge. The event this year is limited to 20 six-member teams, with each team representing one of the children in northern Nevada who has cancer. Sala Family Dentistry is this year’s title sponsor. For more information, visit

Meadow View Farms will host a horse show on July 14 with all proceeds benefiting NNCCF. Owners Joe and Lynn Mullins and their daughter, Sarah, have a frequent visitor to their barn who has cancer. Cash prizes will be available to the winners of the show. For more information, visit

Winding down the summer in August are the sixth annual Somersett Country Club Ladies Golf Association (SLGA) Charity Golf Tournament and the Expedition Man triathlon. The SLGA tournament takes place on Aug. 20. For more information, visit

Expedition Man hosts three events for swimmers, bikers and runners to test themselves at Zephyr Cove, Carson City and along the Truckee River into the Legends at Sparks Marina. The event takes place Aug. 25. Athletes are invited to become fundraisers for NNCCF. For more information, go to

“We’re very excited to announce these events in collaboration with our community partners,”

The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is the only local non-profit solely dedicated to serving local children and their families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, call 825-0888, e-mail or visit
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