Market Street Miracle returns this Friday |

Market Street Miracle returns this Friday

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Tami Campbell’s story is similar to many residents in Glenwood Springs – and Garfield County.

Campbell doesn’t have cancer, and there is no one in her family affected by the disease. However, the cause for trying to find a cure is worth her time and effort.

“Being in the massage business, it just sinks home with me and what I’m trying to do,” Campbell said.

Campbell is the owner of Arcella’s Retreat on Market Street at the Glenwood Meadows Shopping Center. She has been in business for about two years and said that she enjoys being involved in community. That’s why she is looking forward to this Friday’s second annual Market Street Miracle where participating shops on Market Street raise funds for the American Cancer Society through the Roaring Fork Relay for Life.

For Relay organizer for the Roaring Fork Valley Julia Spencer, this second event should be another great day.

“Last year we raised over $4,000 in one day,” Spencer said. “It was pretty amazing.”

While individual Relay for Life teams hold fundraisers throughout the year, this is a single event where the community and local shops show their support.

Some businesses, like Campbell at Arcella’s Retreat, will offer chair massages for $1 per minute with proceeds going to the Relay. Stores like Moe’s Southwest Grill, Starbucks, Quiznos Subs, Russo’s Pizza, and Zheng Asian Bistro will offer happy hour and dinner specials, and will donate a percentage of their sales to the cause.

Drawings, discounts and samples will also be offered from a variety of stores.

KSNO will do a live broadcast from 2-4 p.m. and KMTS will be on the scene from 4-6 p.m.

And there will be live music from Yvette Lamoureux MacEachen from 5:30-8 p.m.

Spencer said that they were pleasantly surprised how many businesses wanted to do this again this year, and she’s hopping to have as good a turnout as they had last year, as well.

“It gives everyone an opportunity to support the local business, but allows them to do something good to help fight cancer with things that they would normally do, like going to lunch or dinner.” Spencer said.

Campbell, too, is looking forward to helping out again this year.

“I think the Relay does a lot to help raise funds to find a cure, and to fight cancer,” Campbell said. “For me, I don’t have any personal issues with cancer, but do know a lot of people who have been affected by it.”

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