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Relay For Life of Windsor

Saturday, June 27, 2015

6:00PM

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Riverside Middle School
13 Fairground Rd, Springfield, VT Map it

28 teams and 200 participants have raised $14,138.15

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

 Our 2015 theme is: “Celebrating More Birthdays” as 2015 marks 30 years of Relaying!

 30 years strong

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 team captain meeting

Team Captain’s meeting is on Thursday, June 4th at 7pm at the Springfield Area Parent Child Center in North Springfield, VT. This is an open meeting, any interested person is welcome to come and help us plan our Relay, register, start a team, or just listen!

Have you heard? There are some great May fundraisers happening in your area! Check these out:

Team - Warren’s Warriors is holding a Kayak Raffle Fundraiser: They are raffling a kayak with paddle and four Paddling.net tee shirts to raise money for the American Cancer Society/ Windsor County Relay For Life! The drawing will be on June 27th, 2015 at the Relay. Tickets can be obtained by making a donation of $5 for one or $20 for five tickets. To get tickets, contact us at kayaker@vermontel.net, see Warren, Tamara or Alex or call (802) 886-1133. To learn more about our team or the Relay, please visit our team page at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15NE?team_id=1811330&pg=team&fr_id=65451

warrens kayak

Who doesn't love Vermont Maple products? Team Hair Raisers is holding a fundraiser with Ferguson Farm! To order, contact: lregan03@gmail.com or call 802 886 2171. If ordering online at http://www.fergusonmaple.com/, please place the word RELAY in front of shipping address (ie: RELAY 45 Main Street). Orders will be taken until the day of Relay, June 27, 2015, but orders will be fulfilled as they are placed.

maple products

Ice Cream! Team Walking With the Stars just sent in some GREAT NEWS: The Springfield Royal Diner is donating ALL of their ice cream sales to the Windsor Relay For Life on EVERY WEEKEND until June 27th! 

ice cream

Ever played Bocce Ball? Well here is your chance to try! Team "A-Team" is hosting a Springtime Fundraising Bocce Ball Tournament on May 30, 2015 at the Springfield Vermont VFW

bocce ball

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.

Fundraising:

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 RelayForLife.org 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

 

Luminaria:

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 Community Manager and can be picked up at Team Captain meetings or contact: Svea Miller at svea.miller@cancer.org

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!

If you have any questions about our Relay, please feel free to contact your Windsor Community Manager, Svea Miller at svea.miller@cancer.org or call 802-287-9680

 

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 >>

Questions?

Contact Svea Miller:

svea.miller@cancer.org

802-287-9680

or view Online Help

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Sapphire Club Melissa Tennis - $1,585.00
  2. Sapphire Club Jim Losee - $1,500.00
  3. Platinum Club Martha Jewett - $840.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Bronze Club Calvary for a Cure - $2,554.00
  2. Rising Star Team Shaw's For The Cause - $2,281.00
  3. Rising Star Team Puddle Jumpers - $2,216.00