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Relay For Life of Joliet Presented by Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel

Saturday, June 4, 2016

12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

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ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
3000 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL Map it

73 teams and 788 participants have raised $169,921.34

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

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A HUGE thank you to the Relay For Life of Joliet Event Leadership Team, Team Captains and Participants who made yesterday's 2016 Relay an amazing success! Our community truly came together to help put an end to cancer and we did an amazing job. So far, we have raised a total of $156,424.90 for the Relay For Life of Joliet! Donations can still be turned in until August 26th online or can be sent into the local office at 17060 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park IL 60477! Keep 'em coming Joliet! We can still meet our goal!

When the final book is written on how cancer was eliminated, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement will have the last chapter. It will explain how millions of people in thousands of communities in our country and across the globe came together to eradicate a disease, forming the largest fundraising event in the world – the largest in humankind’s history.

Way to go, Joliet! Thank you for pushing through as we battled the rain, cold and sun all in one day! It was truly an amazing event and as your Event Leads, we are so excited to have shared in that life-changing event with all of you! You are each one of the reasons we will finish this fight on cancer!
Jenny, Julie & Patty


Wrap-Up Meeting
Tuesday, August 2nd (Ice Cream Social)
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Joliet Township High School Admin Building
300 Caterpillar Dr., Joliet 


Courtney's Crusaders (Jennifer Maltas) - $20,345 - Shappire Team
Team Harrahs (Dianna Lerma) - $20,022 - Shappire Team

Team DMG Cares (Cate Panfil) - $13,291.02
 - Jade Team
Giddy Up For A Cure (Jennifer Adler) - $13,076 - 
Jade Team

Marching Marcums (Glen Marcum) - $9,585 - Platinum T

MAC - Mettilles Against Cancer (Betty Mettilles) - $6,716 - Gold
Kelly's Rack Pack (Marty Mosher) - $5,385.53 - Gold Team

Workforce Warriors (Lisa Borrelli) - $4,939 
Silver Team
Joliet West Students of Community Advocacy (Kristen Koppers) - $4,985 - Silver Team

Presence Cancer Care/JOHA (Rene Krebs) - $3,217.65 - 
Bronze Team
Lunatoons (Sue Purkart) - $2,870 - Bronze Team
Joliet Elks Lodge #296 (Mari Mlyniec) - $2,788 - Bronze Team
Shorewood Hugs (Rita Guenther) - $2,637 - Bronze Team
Clerks For A Cure (Michelle Regis) - $2,606.88 - 
Bronze Team
Hollywood Casino Joliet (Kelly Rose) - $2,520 - Bronze Team

Abri Credit Union (Pete Drapala) - $2,431 - Rising Star Team
Team Unbreakables (Veronica Cisneros) - $2,418.48 - Rising Star Team
Team Flopez (Maria Flores) - $2,359 - Rising Star Team
Will County Board Fights Back! (Ragan Freitag) - $2,293 - Rising Star Team
Camp Like a Girl (Jodilyn E Simmons-Machota) - $2,113.75 - Rising Star Team|
We Are Family (Julie Sterr) - $1,890 - Rising Star Team
Cookies for a Cure - (Laura Paramo) - $1,855 Rising Star Team
Joliet West Students of Servuce (Cheryl McCarthy) - $1,720 Rising Star Team
Team Walmart (Lisa M. Ramocki) - $1,525 - Rising Star Team
Giant Steps for Judy (Dana Twombly) - $1,475 - Rising Star Team
Joliet Central - Transition into Aktion (Cindy Croce) - $1,438 - 
Rising Star Team
Fenili Fighters (Lauryn M Lee) - $1,404 - Rising Star Team
Ry Guy in the Sky (Steve Heitke) - $1,404 - Rising Star Team
Cancer Can't Win (Mackie S Newberry) - $1,313 - Rising Star Team
Mercy Angels (Marcia A Van Natta) - $1,255  - Rising Star Team
BigBorgs 4 the Cure (Jason Borgens) - $1,230 - Rising Star Team
Glasgow's Carcinomores (James Glasgow) - $1,210Rising Star Team
Joliet Central Key Club: Team BAFFLED (Angel Bautista) - $1,001 - Rising Star Team


Claudia Krause (Courtney's Crusaders) - $7,540
Jennifer Maltas (Courtney's Crusaders) - $5,775
Matt DeLance (Giddy Up For a Cure)  - $5,330
Steve & Kendal Maltas - (Courtney's Crusaders) - $3,190
Kelly Chlebek (Kelly's Rack Pack) - $2,810.53
Linda Miller (Team DMG Cares) - $2,506
Jenny Adler (Giddy Up For a Cure) - $2,500

Betty J Mettille (MAC - Mettilles Against Cancer) - $2,360
Kristen Koppers (Joliet West Students of Community Advoacy) - $2,001
Sue Purkart (Lunatoons) - $1,950 

Julie Sterr (We Are Family) - $1,650

Susan Flessner (Workforce Warriors) - $1,350
Kate, Jeff and Isaac Ross - (Courtney's Crusaders) - $1,310
Lori Mikuska (MAC - Mettilles Against Cancer) - $1,285
Marty Mosher (Kelly's Rack Pack) - $1,275
Jeff Maltas (Courtney's Crusaders) - $1,220
Diane Zuelke (Marching Marcum) - $1,190
Glen Marcum (Marching Marcum) - $1,170
Pat Marcum (Marching Marcum) - $1,150
Scott Kettman (Workforce Warriors) - $1,110
Patty Adler (Giddy Up For a Cure) - $1,106
Jodilyn E Simmons-Machota (Camp Like a Girl) - $1,088.75
Allison Gunnick (Marching Marcum) - $1,035
Elizabeth Marcum (Marching Marcum) - $1,020
James Glasgow (Glasgow's Carcinomores) - $1,010
Jim Marcum  (Marching Marcum) - $1,005
Wayne Juricic (Marching Marcum) - $1,000
Dana Schuster (Marching Marcum) - $1,000
Stephen Ormins (Giddy Up For a Cure) - $1,000
Jay Adler (Giddy Up For a Cure) - $1,000
Kenneth Maltas (Courtney;s Crusaders) - $1,000
John Kata (Kelly's Rack Pack) - $1,000


Relay For Life of Joliet is an ACS CAN Event with (7) ACS CAN teams and (88) ACS CAN members.
ACS CAN TEAMS:  1) Clerks for a Cure 2) Giddy Up For A Cure 3) Mercy Angels 4) Lunatoons 5) Kelly's Rack Pack  6) Shorewood Hugs 7) Joliet West Students of Community Advocacy



Team Giddy Up For A Cure is selling t-shirts to benefit the American Cancer Society. There are 5 different design options available. Shirts can be mailed to you directly or you can use the coupon code "PICKUP" and shirts will be available at the event for you to pick-up. Support a great cause by purchasing a shirt today! Visit You can contact Jenny Adler at with any questions.

Joliet West Students of Community Advocacy Team is holding a jamberry online party. Please for more information. 

Team Unbreakable ... TACO SALE FUNDRAISER 
Saturday June 18 starting at Martinez Residence 523 Meeker Ave, Joliet, IL There will be dine-in and carryout available. Come out and support our fight against cancer.. all proceeds go to The Relay for LIfe of Joliet 2016 sponsored by the American Cancer Society


We Walk By Faith/Team Deb Jones -  Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 22nd 

Time: 11:00am - 12:00midnight
Dine at Buffalo Wild Wings at 1023 Brookforest Dr., Shorewood on Wednesday, June 22nd between 11:00am-12:00midnight and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Relay For Life of Joliet. Please bring in the flyer.
Click HERE to download the flyer


2017 Registration Form 


Insane Inflatable 5K has partnered with the American Cancer Society to benefit the Relay For Life of JolietThe Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to the Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, July 30th! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Contact Michelle at or 708-633-7771. Great opportunity for students to earn community service hours.

Role of Volunteer – 7:30am – 12:30pm
* Actual Event is from 8:30-11:30am. Volunteers will be assigned to a station (registration, handing out water, bananas, medals, making sure participants are going right way on course)

* Volunteers will be given an event shirt and provided Lunch and Snacks.

* Volunteers should NOT register online.

* Given set up and tear down of the obstacles by the Insane crew, volunteers are not able to run the course.

Chicagoland Speedway
500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet, IL 60433

Read More: Insane Inflatable 5K Obstacle Fun Run - Chicago, IL | Insane Inflatable 5K 


Event Leadership Team Leads
Bring the People Lead
- Julie Sterr  815-321-9710
Build the Fun Lead -
 Patty Adler  815-263-2305
Fund the Mission Lead
 - Jenny Adler  815-263-2495


The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement 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. With the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day. Please join us and take action against a disease that has taken too much!

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Top Participants
  1. Ruby Club Claudia Krause - $7,640.00
  2. Ruby Club Personal Donation Made Jennifer Maltas - $5,800.00
  3. Ruby Club Personal Donation Made Matt DeLance - $5,330.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Sapphire Team Courtney's Crusaders - $20,345.00
  2. Sapphire Team Team Harrahs - $20,022.00
  3. Jade Team Team DMG Cares - $13,296.02

Top Companies:

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  1 -  Penn National Gaming - NCTP       ($3,132.00)
  2 -  Walmart - NCTP       ($2,345.00)
  3 -  Target - NCTP       ($380.00)


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