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May 272014
 

543938_112743655560495_1030105926_nFrom the BOW Relay For Life Committee:
We are almost there. Relay is just a few days away . We hope that everyone is ready and up for a great time while walking for the cause.
Let us remind everyone that we are asking that you each bring in three (3) canned items on the day of Relay. These cans will be used first to hold down the luminary bags, then after the event all the food will be donated to the food bank in the name of the Relay for Life participants. So we are solving two issues and helping as we do it.
On Saturday, set up will start at noon. Event continues through Sunday morning.
For the Amity students.  The tent site map will be at the security desk  if you still need to pick out your site. We ask that please check at the security desk between 7 and 7:30 a.m. or outside the café during lunch
Visit the BOW Relay For Life site HERE to donate to a team or to become involved.
From the ACS: What is Relay?
Organized, overnight community fundraising walk.
Teams of people camp out around the walking track at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road.
Members of each team take turns walking around the track
Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
Family-friendly environment for the entire community (No Pets Allowed)

Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave!

May 182014
 

unnamed-1A message from cancer survivor Angela Booth and the Jawa’s Boob Crew Relay for Life Team: 
We are only 2 weeks away! Thank you to all those who have donated and supported our team! Help keep Jawa’s Boob Crew in the top 3, get your donation in and support Relay For Life of BOW!
We have Luminaria bags available for $5. Decorate them In Memory of or to Honor a loved one.
Our team will have lots of fun and creative items for sale at our Relay table. All proceeds collected will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Don’t forget to stop by our “tent corner spot” during your walk.
We look forward to seeing y’all on Saturday May 31st at the High Plains Community Center Fairgrounds, Orange Center Rd in Orange, CT. The fun starts around 2pm with the beautiful opening ceremony at dusk.
Much Love, Angela, Darrin, Natalie and Adam Booth :o)

Mar 292014
 

Sandals, not the smart choice.

Sandals, not the smart choice.

Are you planning to participate in the 2014 Relay for Life? The first aid providers ask that you choose wisely when picking out your footwear that day.

Last year, the first aid station was busy with dirty, cut and bloodied feet, many with ripped toe nails. After the first 4 or 5 they figured out that each of the patients was either walking barefoot or wearing flip flops.

The thing about the walking track around the Orange Fairgrounds is that it is not paved, rather the surface is cut stone, not rounded tumbled stones, but sharp little rocks that act like shards of glass on bare feet.

Open sandals may be good for showing off a pedicure, but they are not good for walking several miles on a crushed stone surface.

The Relay Organizers’ main goal is to raise money to help fight cancer, but they also want all of the participants to have a safe and memorable time.

 

 

Oct 102013
 

Relay For Life fundraiserA Fundraising event for “Amity Helping Hands” will take place at Jake’s Wayback Burgers, 185 Boston Post Road, Orange, on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.

A percentage of all sales will go to benefit the BOW Relay For Life.

Mar 102013
 

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 3.52.15 PMThe BOW (Bethany-Orange-Woodbridge) Relay For Life is the tri-town’s major community effort to help raise money to find a cure for cancer.

This year’s motto is “We’ll Stop Walking … When Pigs Fly.” The Relay will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds June 1-2.

Organizers welcome everyone in all three towns to join them at the Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, Orange for the Relay For Life Kick-Off event, Sunday, March 10 from 4-6 p.m.

If you’ve never been involved in the Relay, or if you are returning from past years, the Kick-Off event is important for everyone to learn pertinent information about the event, how to register a team, join a committee or purchase luminaries.

This is a fun group, come and enjoy the company and refreshments.

Let them know you’re coming, it’s important to RSVP to [email protected]

Be a part of something wonderful this year, volunteer for the BOW Relay For Life.

 

Originally Published on: Mar 5, 2013 @ 4:22 p.m.

 

Jan 112013
 

Everyone should get involved

The theme for the 2013 BOW Relay for Life is “We’ll Stop Walking When Pigs Fly.”

Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz already has the winged pink pig on tour to raise awareness of the upcoming event, you will see it at the snack table at Amity home sports games.

On Wednesday, Jan 9, Plaskowitz, Debby Davis and George Geane invited all interested parties to attend an introductory meeting at the High Plains Community Center — 6 adults and three Amity teens answered the call.

Many years ago, the Relay (across the country) attracted mostly adults, and it was hard to get younger people involved, but dynamic folks like George Geane, Debby Davis and Jim Clifford made it intriguing for the Amity High School Students, who have been enthusiastic and passionate about it for several years to the point that many adults now think that it is a kids event.

What everyone must remember is that the focus of the relay is not the people attending, rather, it is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease and to fight back against cancer.

From the American Cancer Society Website: “At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.”

Geane clarified that if team members did not want to sleep at the Orange Fairgrounds overnight, they were free to go after they had completed some laps as part of their commitment to their team.

Team members must raise a minimum of $100 to receive a commemorative participant T-shirt.

Alice, a representative from the American Cancer Society stressed that no pets are allowed, so when the suggestion of walking laps with a live pig arose, she said “No.”

The chairmen want the 2013 Relay to be the most successful event ever, and are hoping it will be fun and exciting for people of all ages, children through seniors.

What’s New?

The BOW Relay for Life will introduce a new Youth Committee this year, encouraging the high school students to become involved and assist in the Relay Field Day at Bethany Middle School and to plan fun activities for teens during the event, and to man the Kids Care Tent for 30 minute shifts throughout the day with face painting, sand art or whatever other activities they muster up.

• Team Captains can log into the ACS BOW Relay website using last year’s log-in information.

• 100% online registration is sought.

• More adult involvement: More adult teams and businesses to form teams.

• Getting the Orange and Woodbridge Police Departments to form teams.
• Getting the tri-town volunteer fire departments involved by forming teams (a little friendly competition to see which can raise the most money)

• Money can be brought in at every monthly meeting instead of the team captain having to hold onto it until “Bank Night”

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. — Interested people are welcomed to attend a meeting to talk about the kick off (kids will get out early) Location to be announced.

KICK OFF — Sunday, Feb. 10, 4-6 p.m. — The Chairmen will be looking for Committee Members who will be dedicated to the Relay. Many different positions are available.

Pat Ziman, the Luminaria Chairman is looking for a good wingman (or woman) or two who will communicate with her and help make that very important part of the event run smoothly this year.

This is called the BOW [Bethany-Orange-Woodbridge] Relay for Life so the goal is to get residents from all three towns involved.

Talk to your friends, form a team and come up with a cool team name to announce at this meeting.

Relay Schedule

On Saturday, June 1, you can arrive around noon to set up tents on the fairgrounds.

Children’s events — face painting, etc will take place from 3 to 6 p.m.

Opening ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. with the survivors lap at 5:30 p.m.

Survivor’s dinner at 6 p.m.

Luminary Ceremony at 9 p.m.

Fight Back … ?

Sunday, June 2, wake up at 6 a.m. clean up fairgrounds closing ceremony at 7 a.m.

Goal

There is no specific goal yet set for this year.

In 2012, very few relays across the country reached their goal. Here’s hoping that 2013 is better for everyone.

I have this address, but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere yet … BOWRelayforlife.com (I will clarify as soon as possible)

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