The spirit of Doug Parvi was present throughout Saturday at the annual Relay for Life. The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, came to Seaside High School Saturday to bring communities together to remember those who have lost their lives cancer, honor survivors of all cancers and help the American Cancer Society make a global impact.
This year’s fundraising goal was $75,000.
Event organizer Laura Parvi, whose husband died in 2017 at aged 63, said Doug loved the relays, bands and live music. “He was passionate about music,” she said. “And rockin’ out cancer.”
Daughter Brittany Parvi described the sadness, the anger and the depression of cancer.
“My thought process changed after I thought about that,” she said. “I wanted this to be an opportunity to focus on the caring wonderful man I’m here for and my reason for Relay.”