Kicking off Relay season


he annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event takes place May 15-16 on the Clark Magnet High School campus. This is the tenth year of the 24-hour foothills event, a major fundraising campaign for the American Cancer Society.

Local business J’s Maid Service is launching a special offer to customers who donate to the American Cancer Society. To any customer who donates to the Foothills Relay for Life Cancer Walk, the local home cleaning company will give 50% of that donation back to the customer. For example, anyone who donates $200 will be offered $100 towards future cleaning services. Donate the maximum $1,000 and receive a $500 credit – plus the entire donation is tax deductable.

Relay for Life is a 24-hour overnight event with team members, families and friends camping out, taking turns walking the track for 24- hours straight. It unites the Foothill communities in a common effort to raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. Because of the generosity of volunteers and donations by local businesses, the Relay is able to give 97% of the funds raised directly to the American Cancer Society. The J’s Team raised over $20,000 last year and the company hopes for an even bigger success this year.

The president of J’s Maintenance and J’s Maid Service, Ed Waldheim, was touched by cancer and since then the company has been active in the American Cancer Society’s fight to find a cure.

“So many people in each of our lives suffer from this terrible disease and we are doing our part to help find a solution,” said Waldheim.

The event gets larger every year and in its tenth year of participation the J’s Maintenance team, appropriately named Team Clean Sweep, is eager to begin fundraising. A donation of any size will make a difference in the lives of people facing cancer and in the lives of people who love them.

For more information on the Relay for Life Cancer Walk visit

To donate and for cleaning appointments, contact J’s Maid Service at (818) 247-8778 ext 225, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 .m. or e-mail

Donations can be mailed to 3550 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta 91214.