Saturday Aug 20 2011 comments Relay for Life in Auburn By: Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal -A +A The Placer High School Key Club took a break from walking for a photo. Their team is called Hillmen Key 2 Cure. Janet Lemore of Sacramento gave an inspirational talk on her experience with cancer during the opening ceremony Saturday. Between 75 and 80 commemorative medals were presented to cancer survivors Saturday morning during the opening ceremony. The event slogan Celebrate-Remember-Fight Back was imprinted on each medal as a reminder. Auburn residents Rosemary and Pete Leash are both cancer survivors. The Leash's have been married for 53 years and were walking together Saturday morning. The Wizard's Warriors team had a memory table for lost love one and friends. Debbie Collier (L) and Teresa Ysunza of Team Ta-Ta's were walking laps Saturday. Collier is currently going through cancer treatment. Team Ta-Ta's (L-R)Dan Zender, Trenton Sosbee, Zack Farr, Cindy Sosbee, Danielle Petersen, Jamie Houser, and Kathy Petersen of Colfax were on a team mission for two members of the Colfax community Saturday during the Relay for Life in Auburn. "Phyllis Gard and Debbie Collier is our 2011 reason for relay," said team leader Julie Lowry. "Both are going through cancer treatment now." Leading the survivors Lap Saturday is (L-R)Janet Lemore, Norma Harris, Nancy Ash, Marie Bartorona,Sharon Davis, and Linda Overy. The survivors lap started the Relay for Life event Saturday in Auburn. Nina Vaughn of Auburn leads the Survivors Lap to kick off the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Saturday at the Gold Country Faigrounds. Vaughn was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago. "Not so good last year, great this year," said Vaughn.