St. John’s is supporting the American Cancer Society through this year’s Relay for Life event. It will be held October 14 at Central Park. Relay for Life is a day where we all can CELEBRATE those who have battled cancer – REMEMBER those we have lost – FIGHT BACK with education and prevention.

Our fundraising goal for 2017 is $10,000 and you can help us reach that goal by joining our team and making a donation, reaching out to friends or businesses to support you in your goals, and participating in our Water Bottle challenge.

In addition to these opportunities, three local restaurants are participating in dinner nights out:    

 • Chipotle, 22245 El Paseo in Rancho from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 7

 • Panera Bread, 30642 Santa Margarita Pkwy in Rancho from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12

 • BJ’s, 22022 El Paseo in Rancho from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 20.

The restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds of your meal to Relay — simply download the flyer from our website, or our Relay for Life page — you don’t even need to print — just show the flyer from your mobile device at checkout.

For the day of Relay, sign up to walk laps on your own, walk with your family, or join in with our St. John’s group – it’s fun all day long. We begin by celebrating our survivors and then start our one-hour walk times (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) while entertainment, food, and kids’ fun is all around!

To join our team, donate to our team or an individual on our team, or to start your own fundraising, go to Relay for Life’s website, then click “join this relay” and click on the St. John’s Team. If you participated last year, it’s a breeze to sign up again. If you are new, it’s still pretty easy – just a little info and you are ready to go! Please contact the St. John’s Co-Captains: Deb Griffith, 949.463.6716,; or Andrea Patton, 949.395.7776, with any questions.


Chipotle dinner night is 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 at 22245 El Paseo, RSM.

Panera dinner night is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 at 30642 Santa Margarita Pkwy, RSM.