May 17, 2022

Ep. 39: ACS Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas feat. Carly Lackey

Ep. 39: ACS Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas feat. Carly Lackey

In this episode, American Cancer Society Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas Event Coordinator Carly Lackey shares how she got involved in the Relay for Life, her personal experiences with cancer, and information about their upcoming event.


In this episode, American Cancer Society Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas Event Coordinator Carly Lackey shares how she got involved in the Relay for Life, her personal experiences with cancer, and information about their upcoming event.

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On this episode of the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast, Bret Schanzenbach talks with American Cancer Society Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas Event Coordinator, Carly Lackey. Over the past ten years, Carly has gone from helping provide entertainment for the event to being the go-to volunteer coordinator for the annual Relay for Life, an all-day event where teams walk laps and raise money for cancer research.

Carly became involved with the ACS’s Relay for Life when her friends, David and Jodie, first brought the Relay for Life event to Carlsbad. They knew she loved music, so they asked her to sing and play guitar at the event. A few years later, Carly’s mom was diagnosed with cancer, which led Carly to become more heavily involved in the Relay for Life. From there, her role expanded into a leadership position and she now volunteers as the Event Coordinator for the Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas. In this conversation, Carly shares how she became involved in the Relay for Life, her personal journey with cancer, ways the community can support those who have cancer, and information about the upcoming Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas, which will be held on June 18.

You don’t want to miss this powerful episode!

Interview Links

Sign up for the Relay for Life here!

Follow Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas on Instagram and Facebook.

Do you want to learn more about how you can help support those who have cancer? Connect with Carly Lackey via email.

Resources

Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting’s website.

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Carly Lackey

Event Lead

I am a lead volunteer with the American Cancer Society. We put on a fundraiser here in Carlsbad each year called Relay For Life where teams join in walking laps and raising money for cancer research and programs that assist cancer patients and their families. I am a cancer survivor myself which has made the mission of the American Cancer Society and being involved in this event extremely important to me. I've seen first hand the impact and support the American Cancer Society provides for people both locally and worldwide who are battling cancer. I believe the work we are doing to bring awareness and funds to this cause will someday bring an end to this terrible disease!