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Relay For Life of Stephenson

June 20, 2015

6:00PM to 12:00AM

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Aquin Junior Senior High School
1419 S Galena Ave, Freeport, IL Map it

28 teams and 280 participants have raised $64,251.53

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


If you missed the Relay For Life of Stephenson County or want to share the memories with others be sure to go to our Facebook page and post photos, tag photos, tell us what you thought of the celebration:

We are at 73% to our goal of $80,000!

Thank you to our top individual fundraisers:

Nan Determan $1,720.01
Dixie Beyer $1,215.00
Stu Sondergoth $800.00

Thank you to our Top Fundraising Teams:
Platinum Teams ($7500-$9999): MetLife $8,562.74, K’s For a Cure $8,065.00
Silver Teams ($3500-$4999): Team FACT Finding a Cure Together $4,276.26, Lucky Ducks $3,943.38
Bronze Teams ($2500-$3499): Cure Crusaders $3,452.75, FHN Hospice & Friends $3,415.51, The Dash Extenders $3,154.51, Caring Hearts $3,085.00
Rising Stars ($1000-$2499): Fergie's Angels, Our Relay Team, Billie Sondgeroth's Team, Vicki's Friends & Family, Our Mom's Hope, Forreston State Bank, Stick it to Cancer, Country Bumpkins, Walking For The Cure and Fifth Third Bank Friends and Family

What’s next:

To break it down that is $786 a team or $79 per participant to get to our goal. Every dollar raised helps us get closer to our goal. $100 could give a cancer patient a free wig or give 10 cancer patients a ride to treatment. Please remember that you can continue to turn in donations until August 31st, 2015 and they can be counted towards your fundraising goal! Also, don’t forget to check your email if you raised over $250 individually, certificates will begin to be emailed within 12 days of our event.

While we have taken the last lap at Aquin School we can continue to grow the Relay For Life movement. Be sure to continue to fundraise this summer! Here are some great fundraising tips:

  • Calendar – Cure Crusaders is selling a 2016 calendar featuring cancer survivors each month. The calendar is on sale for $15 each + shipping and handling if you want it mailed to you. CLICK HERE to view the calendar. To order: Theresa Libberton at or call 815-721-0543.
  • Hold a 5K Run
  • Hold a 4th of July Cook Out
  • Do a Share Night at a local restaurant
  • Have a car wash / pet wash
  • Mail letters to family/friends to ask for donations and include pictures from this year's Relay event - they may want to join you in 2016
  • Send a picture you took at your Relay For Life event to all your family and friends. A picture says so much more and will inspire people to keep on giving
  • Post your Relay for Life experience on Facebook with the fundraising app. Your stores about how the event made an impact on you and our efforts to fight cancer will inspire your Facebook friends to give. Be sure to use #RelayForLife when posting.
  • Hold a Bowl-A-Thon, a Read-A-Thon, a Walk-A-Thon, a Grill-A-Thon, a garage sale, a cookout, a Holiday Party and more! 

American Cancer Society Action Cancer Network (ACS CAN) is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority and is holding lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. We demand that our leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering and dying from cancer. Relay For Life Event of Stephenson County needs your help to reach our goal of 10 ACS CAN club members. Membership is just $10.00 per year and gives you the opportunity to make your voice heard! For more information on becoming a member contact your Advocacy Chair Stu Sondergoth  at

WRAP UP MEETING Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Freeport Library. Team Captains please be sure to attend to receive your team's certificates.

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE on our Facebook page and show everyone what a great time you had. Be sure to tag the photos that are already posted. Facebook page:

Please be sure to give a HUGE thank you to your Event Leadership Team:
Heidi Pena, Kathi Garrett, Theresa Libberton, Carri Mapes, Jeanie SantaCruz, Renee Horton, Randy Meyers, Stu Sondergoth, Rory Beggins, Melissa Furniss and Christina Tillery


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. Sapphire Club Personal Donation Made Nan Determan - $1,720.01
  2. Jade Club Personal Donation Made Dixie Beyer - $1,215.00
  3. Platinum Club Personal Donation Made Stu Sondgeroth - $800.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Platinum Team MetLife - $8,742.74
  2. Platinum Team K's For a Kure - $8,340.00
  3. Gold Team Midwest Bankers for a Cure - $5,810.00

Top Companies:

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  1 -  MetLife - NCTP       ($8,742.74)
  2 -  HALO Branded Solutions       ($3,553.11)
  3 -  UnitedHealthcare/Optum - NCTP       ($970.00)