Stories tagged with: relay for life

April 4, 2014 - 6:04pm
1 week 4 days ago

Due to rainy weather the annual Fools on the Roof Fundraiser took place at ground level on Friday.

Efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society were not dampened. Participants called all of their friends, family and business partners to reach their fundraising goals.

" We are doing really well so far today," said Income Development Specialist at the American Cancer Society, Jonathan Schuler. We had seven people from Walgreens in here who collectively raised $3...

March 29, 2014 - 3:11pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

A local relay for life team held their first ever Spring Craft Bazaar in order to raise funds for Muskingum County's Relay for Life organization.

Nearly all of the proceeds, 97 percent, raised will stay within Muskingum County to aid the American Cancer Society in the different ways they help those battling cancer.

"They purchase vouchers for gasoline to get people back and forth to their treatments. We help with food. In some ways they offset costs with medical issues...

June 8, 2013 - 6:43pm
44 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds was filled with cancer survivors and their supporters.

The 2013 Relay for Life event of Muskingum County took place Saturday. Staff Partner, Chelsea Edwards says this relay holds a special place in her heart.

" I started relaying when I was 15 and I started working for the American Cancer Society when I was 21 but I lost my grandfather when I was 8 years old to a very ugly battle with cancer, neck and throat cancer, " said Edwards.

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April 6, 2013 - 5:46pm
1 year 1 week ago

Residents from all over Muskingum County walked the the track at the Franklin Local Track Complex to give cancer the boot.

"Our mini Relay is just an abbreviated event. We are considered a team at the Muskingum County Relay for Life and this is how we choose to raise our money for that main relay," said Lu Ann Gatewood of the Franklin Local School District.

Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scout troops, students from Roseville, Philo and Duncan Falls, as well as members of the...

March 30, 2013 - 4:20pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Team 'Sparks of Hope' held a bake sale Saturday morning to raise money for Relay for Life.

The bake sale was at the Walmart on Maple Ave. both Friday and Saturday. Shoppers bought cupcakes, cookies, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, and chicken sandwiches, with all of the proceeds going towards Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society.

"Yesterday we raised $900.73 and that was just selling hot dogs, chips and a pop for $3 and our baked goods and our sucker trees are $20...

March 28, 2013 - 5:05pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

The Maple Ave. Walmart's Relay for Life team is getting an early start on raising money for the American Cancer Society.

"Team Sparks of Hope" is having a bake sale and food wagon this weekend to raise money for Relay for Life. The bake sale is from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Maple Ave. Walmart.

"We have all kinds of stuff. We have brownies, we have cupcakes of many, many  flavors. We have no-bakes, peanut butter eggs. We have all kinds of...

June 9, 2012 - 9:22pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

People at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds are pulling an all-nighter to raise money for cancer treatment.

The annual relay for live event is on-going.

Chelsea Edwards of the American Cancer Society said the event has been going on for over 15 years, and thrives on the support of those walking to honor loved ones past and present battling the disease.

"Most people here have been touched by cancer, in someway whether it's been personally or a loved one, and some people...

June 11, 2011 - 4:37pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

Cancer never sleeps- and either will the hundreds of survivors and their supporters who came out to Relay for Life tonight.
 

The 18-hour event began at three o'clock and will continue until nine tomorrow morning. Teams will take turns walking laps to show their support for survivors and their families.
 

Chair of 'Relay for Life,' Ann Boyd said, "It brings all the survivors together, so they get to meet other survivors, tell their stories and if...

March 5, 2011 - 8:49pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Gambling for a cause, that's what Saturday at Knights of Columbus was about as the Relay for Life Team's Wish Upon a Cure hosts casino night.

Coordinator Bonnie Burns says it was a fun filled evening with a live auction, Chinese auction, cocktails and of course gambling. They pre sold 150 tickets. Games include black jack and 5 card draw poker. Having an event like this is something that remains close to Burns' heart.

"I am a 15 year survivor and I...

February 26, 2011 - 7:22pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Relay for Life in Muskingum County kicked off it's fundraising Saturday for this year's event.

At Colony Square Mall the "Kroger" team gathered to promote the event and begin fundraising.

"I am a survivor myself and we have a lot of cancer survivors in our store also and some loved ones that have passed from cancer or are survivors .So everyone on our team likes to do that and raise money for the organization," said Martha Holbein Team member/ cancer survivor...

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