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Relay For Life of Upper Illinois Valley

Saturday, July 11, 2015


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Mendota Lake Park
1901 Tom Merwin Dr, Mendota, IL Map it

32 teams and 227 participants have raised $63,358.70

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

Here is some need-to-know information to help assist you in your fundraising efforts!

  • Become a Hope Club Member! When you raise at least $100, you become a Hope Club member and receive a commemorative Relay For Life T-shirt!
  • Send emails! Participants who send at least 10 emails through their personal Relay page raise 6x more money than those who do not or only send a few. 
  • Personalize your page! Participants who personalize their page and add pictures raise almost 7x more than those who do not.  
  • Recruit more team members!  Participants who recruit more team members raise 6x more money than those who do not.  Find instructions on registering family and friends here.
  • Post on Social Media!  You can also link your personal page to Facebook or Twitter.
  • Work towards a goal!  Click here to take a look at this year's incentive prizes. Participants who set their goal over $100 are more likely to raise 3x more money than those who do not.
  • Get Creative!  Fundraising can be more than just asking for donations.  Check out this list of many different ways to raise money for Relay!
  • Recruit Survivors!  Encourage any survivors you know to register so they can be recognized and honored!  After all, they are the reason we are fighting! 


Important Day of Event Information:


*We are asking that every team bring one item or one basket to auction off at relay! Items can be dropped off starting at 3pm at the UIV Auction Tent located on campsites 62 & 63. The auction will begin at 4pm and run until 10pm. We will announce the winners around 10:15pm. All proceeds made from your item or basket will go towards your team total. We will have bid sheets provided. We recommend that you bring a sheet listing the items in your basket and the retail value. Thank You! 

*Themed lap props to bring to Relay include:Monster Mash lap, pink lap, grand club lap, glow lap, hokey pokey lap, sports lap, decades lap, conga line lap

*Campsite setup begins at 2:00 pm (1:00 pm for teams with RV’s and extra setup needs)

*Registration opens at 3:00 pm





Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsors:

KishHealth     ADM    Studstill


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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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Ruby Club Linda Grinka - $5,000.00
  2. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Linda Kofoid - $4,766.01
  3. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Mary-Helen Elam - $3,163.25

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Sapphire Team Angels Among Us - $15,394.01
  2. Jade Team First State Bank - $10,290.00
  3. Gold Team Friends for life - $5,516.25