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Relay For Life of Downers Grove and Woodridge

Friday, June 26, 2015

5:00PM to midnight

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McCollum Park
6801 S Main, Downers Grove, IL Map it

34 teams and 188 participants have raised $43,586.42

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations


ThankYou For A Great Relay For Life...  

In Spite Of The Rain!

Thank you to everyone who brought the Relay Spirit and told the rain that it could not spoil our fun and heartwarming event!

Huge thanks to the volunteers who helped with all the pre-event activities to get teams, sponsors, food, gift cards, entertainment and activities together. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped set up everything on Relay Day and especially to those who stayed late to help clean up all the dripping wet signs. The event simply could not happen without your help.

Huge thanks to Bridgeview Bank for processing donations.

Huge thanks to the Downers Grove Park District for the use of McCollum Park. Thank you, too, to all of the local businesses who donated to our event so more donor dollars can go toward fighting cancer.

Congratulations to our GRAND CLUB members (as of now – more to come...)

Mary Guy

Judy Jamros

Patricia Genardo

Nancy Genardo

Marilyn Korzeniowski

Laura O'Connor

Karen Kirchner

…and out TOP FUNDRAISER: Tom Hayes!

Congratulations to the winner of the best campsite decoration: United Against Cancer. They brought lots of pirate paraphernalia, a scavenger hunt and pirate hats to share. Before the rain started, their décor got everyone in the spirit of the “Treasure Hunt For A Cure” theme.    

Thank you to Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe, Menchie's and Noodles and Co. for donating a percent of sales to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Thank You To Adventure Realm For Hosting Our 2015 Kickoff Party! The place was amazing, the food was delicious and the staff could not have been more welcoming. 


Thank You 2015 Event Sponsors...

DG Park Dist


Adventure Realm

Pepperidge Farm


Your DJ Pros


DG Library




Whole Foods


Sylvia's Bakery

Pepperidge Farm

Woodridge Library

Darien Library


White Sox

Twisted Olive


Blueberry Hill Café

Chuck’s Southern Comfort Café


Elements Massage



LaPetite Sweet

Wild Orchid

Gordon Food Service

Wells Street Popcorn

Neat Kitchen and Bar

Westmont Florist

Anytime Fitness

Trader Joe's

Lou Malnatti’s

Heritage House Floral

American Sewing Guild - Chicago Chapter


The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

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Contact Leslie Abrahamson:

(630) 932-1151

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Top Participants
  1. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Tom Hayes - $4,383.00
  2. Sapphire Club Personal Donation Made Karen Kirchner - $1,575.00
  3. Jade Club Personal Donation Made Laura O'Connor - $1,410.00

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  1 -  Extended Stay America - NCTP       ($4,897.04)
  2 -  Advocate Health Care       ($1,081.80)
  3 -  Anytime Fitness - NCTP       ($100.00)