Relay for Life
Lehigh Acres Relay for Life
April 6 at 2:00 p.m. until April 7 at 8:00 a.m.
Veteran Park Academy for the Arts
49 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres Fl
It was amazing evening, said Andy Reisinger Chairman of the 2013 event. Tonight was the Wrap-Up Party for the Relay for Life of Lehigh Acres, celebrating all the hard work and fundraising to put up a fight against cancer. Before tonight, Lehigh Acres Relay was able to raise just over $ 39,000, which is phenomenal. However, Lehigh Acres Relay was just about $ 3,000 short of our goal of $ 42,000. All teams, committee members and volunteers did an outstanding job, working hard to make this event a full success, said Reisinger. (more…)
What Makes a Relay Event Special?
Many moments create the unique Relay experience. One of those key moments happen at the Lehigh Acres event when Kevin Gourley took a photograph of Elaine Little and her granddaughter.
Mrs. Little is starting treatment next week for cancer. And these is what Relay for Life is all about.
During the Survivors Lap, all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track, celebrating their victory over cancer while cheered on by the other participants who line the track. Relay For Life events also recognize and celebrate caregivers, who give time, love, and support to their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers facing cancer.
The Luminaria Ceremony takes place after dark, so we can remember people we have lost to cancer, honor people who have fought cancer in the past, and support those whose fight continues. Candles are lit inside of personalized bags and are placed around the Relay track as glowing tributes to those who’ve been affected by cancer.
Funds raised during these event help pay for the local Hope Lodge, Road to Recovery Program, Look Good…Feel Better Program and Reach to Recovery.
The just the pure fun you are during something for the right reasons:
Relay For Life is the signature event for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is an 18-hour walk, where at least one member of your team walks the track during the full 18 hours.
Everyone is invited to attend the Lehigh Relay For Life, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Veterans Park Academy on Homestead Road. Meet friends, enjoy food, games, entertainment and learn what Relay is all about.
Do you like garage sales? Try something different. Bring your garage sale to the Relay. You can hold your regular garage sale in the morning, then come to Relay, set up and sell or buy from 2 p.m. on. The space is free. Just bring your own table and chairs. Parking and admission to Lehigh Relay For Life are free.
The power of Relay allows a community to grieve for those lost to cancer and to celebrate the lives of survivors. Fundraisers take place during the year with garage sales, online donations, golf tournaments and other activities.
Who can help? Anyone and everyone. If you cannot put a team together we’ll find you a team.
For more information about teams, please call Terry at 369-8033 or email Lisa Dodd at Ladodd7@gmail.com.
Jim Wallin, Lehigh Acres
This month we are helping the local Sheriff’s with their food drive, so please bring a couple of canned/boxed food items and let’s show them how amazing our Relay volunteers are!!
Lehigh Relay for Life committee meet and has named Andrea Shields the Honorary Chairperson for April 6th event is. The committee also has chosen Ron Angel as the Memorial Chairperson.
The theme of this year’s event is “Making Cancer History”.
Relay for Life 2013 updates
Next Team Party
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Microtel Inn & Suites
Support the Relay For Life of Lehigh Acres and check out our Yard & Bake Sale this Saturday, November 10, 2012, starting at approximately 7:30 a.m. We have a HUUUUUGE amount goods, including clothes, toys, games, books, etc. In addition, our committee and team members have been busy baking delicious baked goods, such as cakes, pies, cookies and other sweet treats. You want to come early, as things will sell out quickly! All proceeds and monies collected will go directly towards our fundraising for the 2013 Relay For Life of Lehigh Acres, which is being held on April 6/7, 2013. The Yard & Bake Sale will be held in the parking lot of Medical Center of Lehigh Acres, located at 1303 Homestead Road North, Lehigh Acres. For those familiar with Lehigh, our Yard & Bake Sale will be right next to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Lehigh Substation. I hope to see you all on Saturday!!!
Submitted by Relay For Life of Lehigh Acres
Relay for Life Lehigh Acres held its 2013 Kickoff party at the Microtel Hotel on Tuesday Oct. 23, 2012. It was well attended with almost 40 people. During the kickoff event, the committee realized six more teams that signed up with a total so far of 14 teams for the relay portion of the event/
The 2013 event will be held starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 and ending the following Sunday morning at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the track and field in front of Veterans Park Academy of the Arts on Homestead Road. The theme for the 2013 event is “Making Cancer History”.
The Relay Committee members taught a new dance to the relay teams this night called “The Wobble”. (Check out the video)
Once again The Lehigh Acres Gazette will provide media coverage before, during and after this event as the premier media partner. Click here for the Gazette’s coverage for current and previous years.
Relay for Life of Lehigh Acres is the premier fundraising event to support local patients and survivors in their battle against cancer. There will be time to register a team, find out more about volunteer opportunities, sponsorship possibilities and meet and mingle with fellow Relay friends. Refreshments will be served.
Questions, contact RelayForLifeLehigh@gmail.com
This year Lehigh‘s Relay had seventeen teams with Ron’s Angels raising over $7000 and Darla Stewart Individual fundraising over $3000.
The Relay Committee handed out other awards:
Last Tent Standing – Coldwell Banker
Top Fundraising Team – Ron’s Angels
Best Decorated Campsite – Brushman
Best Spirit Stick – Ron’s Angels
Best Overall Costumes – Team – Century 21 Sunbelt Realty
Best Overall Costume – Individual – Brushman
Best Overall Display of Theme – Ron’s Angels
Best Campsite Food – Team Awesome
Best Team Unity – Golden Girls
Most Enthusiastic Team – SLP’s
Most Unique Food – Cookin For a Cure – Deep Fried Hot Dogs and Pineapple Express for Lettuce Wraps
Best One Man Show – Matt Miller Tractor
Best Coffee And Donut Stop – Lehigh Regional Medical Center
Most Impressive Cartoon Character at Campsite – Coldwell Banker for Betty Boop
Most School Spirit on Site – Jaggernauts of East Lee County