Stories tagged with: relay for life

April 6, 2013 - 5:46pm
3 years 16 weeks 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
3 years 17 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
3 years 17 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
4 years 6 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
5 years 6 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
5 years 20 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
5 years 21 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...

June 12, 2010 - 7:46pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

It's Anita Wright's first time taking part in Relay for Life, and she was one of many who kicked off the event by walking the initial survivor lap at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Wright is an 18 month survivor of breast cancer.

"After the initial diagnosis, which is totally devastating to you and your loved ones, it's been a long journey, but it's one that I'm proud to have taken. I am truly blessed. Along the way, I've met some truly amazing people, " says Wright...

May 28, 2010 - 11:39am
6 years 8 weeks ago

One local group is throwing a huge party that goes all night and it's for a good cause.

Relay for Life is right around the corner and it's time to get involved. You can join a team or form your own team to walk and raise money for cancer. Chairperson Ann Boyd says each team member's goal is to raise $100.00 and the money all goes to cancer research.

"One person from each team will walk all night long because cancer never sleep so we don't sleep," Boyd said.


May 21, 2010 - 1:01pm
6 years 9 weeks ago

Maysville students kicked it in to high gear to raise money for a good cause.

The high school students took to the track for a miniature Relay for Life, honoring those who's lives have been touched by cancer.

"Every year they look forward to doing this," said teacher and walk co-coordinator Missy Talbot. "We start in April and they really like getting their teams together, they get to pick when they come out and walk. They get to miss a little bit of class and have...

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