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Saturday, June 06, 2015
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Welcome to Relay For Life of Caledonia County 2015!!
This Year's Theme: Relay All Year 'Round!
Attention Caledonia Relayers!!
Caledonia Relay Team Meeting
Thursday April 16th
St. Johnsbury Elks
Attention Caledonia Relayers!!
We are happy to announce that we will be using a new tool to keep our participants in the loop!
Whether it is sending a friendly reminder about an upcoming event, or letting you know that Luminaria is beginning in 5 minutes!, SMS Texting will be a great tool to keep everyone informed both before and during Caledonia Relay!
Subscribing to Relay For Life texts is as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Create a new text message to 22723
2. Text our event keyword: 4788
How Far Would YOU Go to Finish the Fight Against Cancer???
Check out what these brave and determined folks did!
(Pictured Here: Shawn Timson heading back to warm up after his frigid dip in Lake Willoughby New Years Day 2015. Thank you Shawn!)
On New Year's Day in 22-degree weather, 52 people jumped into frigid Lake Willoughby in beautiful Barton, VT during the 11th annual Willoughby Dip to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Caledonia County.
Most participants agreed it was actually colder when they got out of the water than when they were submerged. "It's certainly a shot in the arm," said Dave Keenan of Lyndonville. Keenan has participated in the event for the past seven or eight years, he said.
83 year-old Lyndy Burdet is also a veteran of the Willoughby Dip, having taken part in the past eight or nine, she said. Each year, Burdet is greeted with her bear skin coat after submerging herself in the frigid water. "But that's not the interesting part," Burdet said. "The interesting part is that this was my father's in 1919." Burdet, a cancer survivor, jumped into the water with three generations of her family: herself, her son Bill and her grandsons Ben, Steven and Kevin.
(Pictured Here: Lyndy Burdet welcoming her bear skin coat after her dip! Go Lyndy!!)
Volunteer Fred Laferriere created the Willoughby Dip and started the Relay For Life of Caledonia after he lost his brother, Jake Laferriere, to cancer.
After the final person jumped, Laferriere thanked the packed crowd for supporting the event and said "if you didn't jump this year, we'll be right here at 1 p.m. next year."
The 11th annual Willoughby Dip raised over $12,000 for the Relay For Life of Caledonia County!
Thank you to all the courageous Dippers and Donors who made this event such a HUGE success!!
Thank you Fred and Katheryn Laferriere for creating such a successful and unique event!
Your help is greatly valued and appreciated!
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!