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Orange Police Place Second In Battle Of The Badges Competition

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Apr 222018
 

The Orange Police Department sent a team to this year’s ‘Battle of the Badges’ competition at Yale University to benefit the Smilow Cancer Center.

This is a contest where teams of three make as many bench-press repetitions as they can. Each lift equals 75% of the competitor’s body weight if the contestant is male, and 50% of their body weight if female.

The Orange Police Department team, consisting of officers Chris Brown, Vin Landisio, and Brent Crawford combined for 128 repetitions, which was good for second place.

Click HERE to see some photos of the team with their trophy, and you can click the link to learn more about the cause behind the competition.

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PHOTOS: Thank You To Everyone For Supporting The BOW Relay For Life

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May 232017
 

Last weekend, hundreds of people gathered at the Orange Fairgrounds for the 2017 BOW Relay For Life.

A majority of the participants were Amity High School students who walked side by side with adult cancer survivors and caregivers.

The tally posted on the Cancer Society website is $63,881.24 raised to help fight cancer, but the total amount generally rises in the weeks following the end of the event.

The Relay chairmen thank everyone for their efforts and continued support of this worthwhile cause.

We’ve posted photos from the survivor’s walk and luminaria ceremony. Here are some more of the teams taking the first lap.

BOW Relay For Life Kick-Off Meeting Tonight!

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Feb 062017
 

BOW Relay For Life Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz invites anyone interested in joining the Relay for Life Committee or forming a team in honor or in memory of someone to come to the Kick-Off Meeting tonight in the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria, 525 Orange Center Road at 6:30 p.m.

For many years, adults seemed to shy away from leading teams because they felt it was a teen 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.

One of the most touching moments each year is the Luminaria Ceremony that occurs after dark. If you have never attended or participated in the Relay for Life, you should attend tonight’s informational meeting and get involved.

Join The Beverly Levy Walk to CURE Cancer This Month

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Sep 092016
 

Beverly LevyBeverly Levy was the wife of Orange resident John Levy, who lost her battle with cancer 3 years ago.

You can help raise money for research to find a cure for women’s gynecologic cancers at the 4th annual Beverly Levy Walk on Sept. 25, at Yale University, New Haven.

The Walk is named in honor of its founder Beverly Levy, a local woman who was fighting her own battle against ovarian cancer when she launched this walk through Yale’s campus in 2013.

Sadly, we lost Beverly in 2014. The Walk continues in memory of Beverly’s vision, determination and remarkable energy. We invite you to walk with supporters again this year, to build on the incredible legacy Beverly left us and to honor her and all women fighting and lost to these diseases.

Click HERE to register for this important cause.

Like the Discovery to CURE Facebook page.

May 212016
 

Opening Ceremony is at 6 p.m. and the always memorable Luminary ceremony is at 9 p.m.

BOW Relay For Life Is Next Weekend — Never Too Late To Participate

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May 152016
 

Opening Ceremony is at 6 p.m. and the always memorable Luminary ceremony is at 9 p.m.

Love Your Feet? Choose Footwear Wisely for Relay For Life

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May 302015
 

Sandals, not the smart choice.

Sandals, not the smart choice.

Are you planning to participate in the 2015 Relay for Life? The first aid providers ask that you choose wisely when picking out your footwear the 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.

 

 

Jan 092015
 

File photo of last year's students with their ACS donation.

File photo of last year’s students with their ACS donation.

Today is the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Event at Amity High School.

The Girls Varsity Basketball Team will play the Shelton Gaels at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Boys game at 7 p.m.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the American Cancer Society.

 

Swim Across The Sound Relay Team From Amity Hope To Reach Fundraising Goal

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Aug 022014
 

10568896_818998994785801_4801231508169601358_nLast year, Amity Swimmer (now team captain) Hannah Babbitz and her team raised $10,000 for St. Vincent’s Swim Across The Sound.

This year, Hannah and her teammates have raised the bar and set a goal of $14,000. As of 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, the team had already raised $9,016, but with the event just 4 days away, they still have a ways to go.

This young team consists of 14-17 year old swimmers (Hannah Babbitz, Zachary Babbitz, Madyson Barnick, Skyler Marini, Lydia Pokluda and Jillian Rice) who will swim relay style for the 15.5 mile course from Port Jefferson, LI to Captains Cove, Bridgeport.

All the money raised goes to Local Cancer Patients.

If you would like to donate to the SONOCO Swimming team, click HERE, or visit their page HERE.

For detailed information about Swim Across the Sound click HERE.

Here’s hoping for nice weather and jellyfish free waters.

Originally Published on: Jul 31, 2014 @ 12:41

Amity Students Selling Daffodils As Cancer Fundraiser

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Feb 152013
 

The Amity Student Government, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, is sponsoring a Daffodil Fundraiser.

Daffodil represents the hope we all share for a future where cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease. The following items are now on sale:

·         Bouquets of 10 daffodils – $10.00

·         Bear & Bunch – $25.00

·         Potted daffodil bulbs – $15.00

·         Gifts of Hope (Gifts to fund the American Cancer Society programs, while making daffodils available to cancer patients) – $25.00 to $250.00

·         Bear Hugs for Hope (Provide bears to children impacted by cancer) – $25.00 to $250.00

To purchase a Daffodil, please speak with a student in the Amity Student Government, or contact the Amity Student Government adviser, Len Marazzi, at Len.Marazzi@reg5.k12.ct.us.