Sunday, April 22, 2012

Relay for Life Update

We are less than a month away from the 2012 East Grand Rapids American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and I am happy to report that so far I have raised $690.00.  My personal goal is to raise at least $1,000.00 and I am well on my way to doing just that.

My team, Connie's Crew, has raised $1,115.00, and the team has a fundraising goal of $5,000.00.  Overall, the Relay has 36 teams, 178 participants, and the teams have raised $7,627.00 to date.  

There is still plenty of time for you to make a donation in my name in support of this fight we all must win.  Simple click on this link: 

On the left hand side of the webpage look for the word DONATE, click on "Support a Participant," enter my name, then click on "Go."  I truly appreciate your support as we fight back against cancer.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

East Grand Rapids ACS Relay for Life Update

Activity for the 2012 East Grand Rapids American Cancer Society Relay for Life is picking up.  We have two Committee planning to go, as well as one more Team Captain Meeting.  The Relay will be at the East Grand Rapids High School track from 3PM 18 May, to 3PM 19 May.  If you are in the area that during these times, I encourage you to stop by, say hello, and learn about the Relay.

I have officially joined "Connie's Crew," which is the team my neighbor Rosanne started at the first EGR Relay in 2008.  Connie's Crew is named in honor of Rosanne's Mom, who is a cancer survivor.  Though I am a team member, I will be so busy with the logistics that I won't spend a lot of time with the team.  So far, I have raised $360.00, and I am hoping to raise a lot more!  

If you can afford to send a few bucks my way, please click here.  This link will take you to the EGR Relay for Life website and you can make a donation in my name.  Thanks for your support and any amount you can donate will help fight this battle we all must win.

Monday, April 9, 2012

2012 East Grand Rapids ACS Relay for Life

Gentle Readers,
I am pleased and proud to tell you that once again I am serving as the Logistics Coordinator for the American Cancer Society's 2012 East Grand Rapids Relay for Life.  This is the fourth year that I have served as the Logistics Coordinator and I am looking forward to supporting this event.

The Relay will be held at the East Grand Rapids High School track from 3PM Friday,  18 May until 3PM Saturday, 19 May.  During these 24 hours, relay teams will be walking the track continuously, raising money for the American Cancer Society.  For more information about the Relay click on the link below:

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people across the country each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.    Each year, the American Cancer Society works to raise money for research to fight this disease.  With your financial help, we can help the American Cancer Society raise the money it needs to continue its research to cure cancer.

What I need from you is simple: your money.  I am not leading a team as I will be working the logistics from the start to the finish of the Relay, but what I can do is accept your donations to the American Cancer Society.  No amount is too small or too large to support the fight against cancer.  

The 2012 East Grand Rapids Relay is a little more than 6 weeks away, so there is plenty of time for you to crack open your check book and send me a check.  Again, no donation is too big or too small.  If you can help me by sending me a check (and no amount is too small!) to raise money for cancer research, please drop me an e-mail at and I will send you more information.

I hope that you can find the time to take a few minutes, make a donation (which is completely tax deductible!) to the American Cancer Society and send it my way.  I will ensure that whatever you send to me will help the fight against cancer.  Thanks again for your help in this fight we all must win.