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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.

PHOTOS: Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony

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May 212017
 

The Luminaria Ceremony at the BOW Relay For Life was quiet, respectful and reflective of lives lost and a time to honor those who are struggling with cancer.

One team, “Mild to Wild” was honored with the Bob Rauch Award as the group that embodied the spirit of the late Dr. Robert Rauch, a longtime Relay supporter and Cancer patient who passed away a few years ago.

All of the team captains, most of them Amity High School Students, collected glow sticks to distribute to their team members, then as a group of victims (or survivors) was read off — if you are here because of a parent; a child; a cousin; a neighbor; etc — snap your glow stick now.

And slowly, the entire perimeter of the track was lit up.

Members of the Amity Creative Arts Department sang, as participants walked around the track in silence and dropped their glow sticks into a luminaria bag on the ground lining the track.

Here’s The Schedule For This Weekend’s BOW Relay For Life

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May 192017
 

The annual BOW (Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge) Relay For Life will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, on Saturday, May 20 beginning at noon.

Following is the itinerary for the day:

12:00 pm Gates Open

12:00 pm-6:00 pm Participant Check-In (each participant must check-in individually at the Registration table)

12:00 pm-8:30 pm Luminaria Sales ($5 each at the Luminaria table)

3:00 pm-End Food Concession Open (hot dogs and hamburgers in the pavilion)

6:00 pm-6:15 pm              Opening Ceremonies

Raising of the Flag

Welcome: Jim Zeoli, First Selectman

Event Chairs: Lynn Plaskowitz, George Geane, and Debbie Davis

The Bob Rauch Award

Team Awards

6:15 pm-6:30 pm Survivor and Caregiver Honorary Lap followed by Teams Lap

6:30 pm Survivor Dinner

9:00 pm-10:00 pm Luminaria Ceremony

12:30 am-6:30 am Quiet Hours

6:30 am-7:00 am Free Breakfast (Sponsored by Chip’s)

7:00 am-8:00 am Closing Ceremonies

Entertainment

The fundraiser also includes sports tournaments, performances, etc. throughout the event – organized by Rob Kennedy from Amity High School and the high school students.

3:00-4:00 DJ
4:00-4:45 Quinn Harley
5:00-5:45 Orianna Mack, Sarah Jadbabi
6:00-6:30 Opening Ceremony (national anthem by Alaina Dwyer)
6:30-7:30 The Foresters
7:45-8:45 The Hypnosis
9:00 Luminaria (Song “Bring me to the Light” by members of ACT
9:45- 10:45 Movie: Star Wars Rogue One

 

Full Moon To Shine On BOW Relay For Life

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May 202016
 

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The Full Flower Moon will be at its peak Saturday, May 21 at 5:14:30 p.m., just before the BOW Relay For Life Opening Ceremony.

Not only will the moon shine bright on the Orange Fairgrounds, but we’re in for an additional treat: Mars will be the closest to earth in quite some time and very visible this weekend. Check out the full moon, then look up and to the right, and find what looks like a bright red star.

Where did the name come from? According to the Farmer’s Almanac May’s full moon is the Full Flower Moon because, in most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.

 

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.