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Relay For Life of Rutland

Saturday, June 20, 2015


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Vermont State Fairgrounds
175 S Main St, Rutland, VT Map it

103 teams and 1,548 participants have raised $246,448.14

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

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We DID IT!!!

The Rutland Relay was a SUCCESS!!

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Our 2015 Relay For Life of Rutland County goal was $211,000 and we are OVER $225,000 as of today!

This amazing feat is because of YOU and we thank you with all of our purple Relay heart! 


We did have some technical difficulties day/night of and are still in the process of entering your online data – we also had some data duplicate and will be removing that duplicate data within the next few days. We thank you for your wonderful patience as we move as quickly as we can to enter your team and individual donations to our site!

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We hope you all enjoyed your time at our Relay and will be joining us next year! While walking around the track, we heard some great feedback and some terrific ideas for 2016 that we can’t wait to get started on.


 Be sure to “like” and check out our Facebook page for all of our day-of photos.


Just because Relay is over, doesn’t mean you have to STOP just yet! We know some of you have bake sales and yard sales planned for this summer and we want you to know that donations and money raised can STILL be submitted/turned in.

The deadline for the 2015 year is Friday, August 28th. Up until that day, you can still go online and make online donations to your site or to the Relay in general. Any cash you have will need to be turned into a check and that check can be mailed directly up to our office, (Relay For Life of Rutland, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495) where we will deposit that for you and get that money credited on the website.

You can also turn in your donations to us at our Wrap Up Gathering (Date and Time to be announced soon….keep your eye out for an email blast!)


Please note that you will be receiving the automated ACS Customer Satisfaction Survey soon and we DO READ them and want to read what you have to say! If qualified, your team and individual incentive gifts will be email verified and mailed directly to you in the next 12-18 days.


Thank you again for ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK that you put into our Relay!


Richard, Nancy, and Your Rutland Relay Event Leadership Team 


What is Relay For Life?

Relay For Life is a community event where people come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Friends and family, coworkers, companies, and other groups form teams and those teams raise money to help fund research and patient care through the American Cancer Society. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer - just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay For Life teams “camp out” during the event at their site and take turns walking around the track. Team tent sites can be decorated and teams can sell food, items, and activities at their site for day-of fundraising. Events are between 12 and 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

relay track 


The Mission of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life:

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.


Through their fundraising involvement, Relay For Life participants ensure the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society is supported. Volunteers can find fundraising ideas, incentive program details, and encouragement through a number of channels including here on and on Relay Nation, an online community developed just for Relay For Life participants. To learn more, click HERE.

  Have you raised a minimum of $100 so you can be part of the HOPE Club and receive your 2015 commemorative t-shirt?

Hope Club Shirt



The Luminaria Ceremony is a ceremony of remembrance and hope. It symbolizes a time to grieve for those we have lost, to reflect on our own cancer experience or that of those closest to us, and to find hope that tomorrow holds the promise of a cancer-free world.

For a fun and inspirational article on how to sell Luminaria bags, click HERE.

Luminaria bags are available from your Event Leaders, contact: Richard Rivers 802-353-7100 or Nancy Greenwood 802-353-2203

selling lum bags 

Cancer In Our Community:

Cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or economic background:

  • One out of two men and one out of three women will be diagnosed with cancer.
  • There has been a 20% decline in cancer death rates since 1991. That means more than 1.3 million lives saved
  • There are 14.5 million cancer survivors in the US. By 2024, there will be almost 19 million.
  • In the last 20 years, breast cancer death rates have declined 32%
  • Practicing good nutrition habits, not using tobacco products and being physically active can prevent two thirds of cancer deaths.


Where the Money Goes:

Funds raised by the American Cancer Society Relay For Life support the organization’s programs, which focus on four distinct areas: research, education, advocacy and service. Check out this great VIDEO on where your money goes for more information


For more information, please contact Richard Rivers 802-353-7100 or Nancy Greenwood 802-353-2203


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!

Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony

Remember or honor a loved one who has battled cancer with a luminaria tribute bag >>

Relay For Life Cancer Survivor Lap

Cancer survivors and caregivers find a community of hope and support >>

Cancer Charity Fundraising

Find out more details about your community Relay For Life event >>


Contact Richard Rivers & Nancy Greenwood:,

802353-7100, 802-353-2203

or view Online Help

Event sponsored by:

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Our Sponsors

Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Ruby Club Richard Rivers - $6,029.35
  2. Emerald Club Patricia Westburg - $3,930.00
  3. Emerald Club Mary Ann Gloss - $3,806.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Jade Team GE Jet Setters - $14,458.00
  2. Jade Team Dunkin Donuts ~ South Main Street, Rutland - $13,653.00
  3. Jade Team Team Gills - $12,867.00

Top Companies:

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  1 -  Walmart - NCTP       ($2,138.53)
  2 -  Curves - NCTP       ($260.00)