The BOW Relay For Life is Coming Up In Two Weeks

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May 022019

The evening Luminary Ceremony (c. 2010)

Relay For Life is a grassroots, community-based team event.

Although every Relay For Life event is different, they do have a few things in common.

Each year, the Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge Relay for Life takes place in our community to recognize those affected by cancer and to raise money to help find a cure.

Here is a basic rundown of the event, which takes place on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, from noon on May 18 to 8 a.m. on May 19.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and take part in this important annual event.

Event Schedule

Opening Ceremony Begins at 6 p.m.

Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.  Survivors and Caregivers are encouraged to pre-register online.  Check-in at the Relay begins at 5 p.m.

Opening Ceremony, survivors and caregivers walk (c.2010).

Survivor/Caregiver Walk

Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

Luminaria Ceremony

During this ceremony, we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.

Closing Ceremony

Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It’s a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.

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


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


2015 BOW Relay For Life Saturday Thru Sunday at the Orange Fairgrounds

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May 302015

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 12.48.21 PMThe 16th Annual BOW American Cancer Society Relay for Life will take place at High Plains Community Center (Orange Fairgrounds) 525 Orange Center Road this Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31.

The fairgrounds will open at noon on Saturday for teams to check in and set up camp, and Luminaria sales will begin.

At 2 p.m. food concessions with hot dogs and hamburgers will be open under the pavilion.

At 3 p.m. there will be a chalk drawing contest. A limited number of 8×8 squares are available for purchase at $20 each – proceeds go to the Relay for Life.

From 5-7 p.m. the Kids Care events with bounce house, crafts, cotton candy, popcorn and more will be open.

The Relay for Life opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. After the opening ceremony, there will be a cancer survivor lap (and a caregivers lap) around the track at 6:15 p.m.  The team laps will follow.

At 6:30 p.m. the Survivors will be treated to dinner while the band “Lunchbox” plays.

At 7:30 p.m. a DJ will be playing along with local talent, Orie Mack, Jenny and the Funky Bunch, and The Hypnosis at the gazebo and the volleyball and basketball tournaments will begin.

At 9 p.m. the Luminaria ceremony will begin. This always is a touching, solemn ceremony when candles are lit and teams take a lap in the darkness as names of the departed scroll on a screen in the field.

A movie is scheduled to play on the big screen around 11 p.m. although forecasters are predicting nighttime and overnight showers.

The Relay for Life will close on Sunday at 7:00 am.

If you’ve never attended a Relay for Life, please come on out for this moving event. The best time for non-participants to come is from 6:00 – 10 p.m. on Saturday.

So far, the BOW Relay for life has raised $63,649.19. The Relay Committee is hoping to make more than $100,000.00 by the end of the weekend.

Consider donating to the American Cancer Society. To learn more about the BOW Relay for Life and to make a donation to a favorite team or member, click – BOW Relay Donations.

Relay Chairman Lynn Plaskowitz said, “Relay for Life is truly a life changing experience, and a chance for the community to remember a loved one, support those fighting and those who have conquered Cancer.  Come and purchase a LUMINARY BAG  and participate in our moving ceremony. Help support our event and the teams that have been working so hard for months.”

Originally Published on: May 29, 2015 @ 12:53

Relay For Life Is Coming: A Message From A Cancer Survivor

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Mar 222015

64986.948752476.customFollowing is a message from Angela Booth, of Orange:

I’m baaack PEEPS!

This is a BIG year to celebrate, 5 years Breast cancer free & 1 year Bladder cancer free! WAHOO!

So lets plan to make this a top fundraising year for Jawa’s Boob Crew! We will continue to make a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life which is being held Saturday May 30th thru Sunday May 31st 2015 at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. Look for the big white tent again!

At the event, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. It’s so easy to participate, just come when you can, walk some laps, get some hugs, take some pics and have fun! See the great ideas the kids have to raise funds!

Please join our team and/or consider helping us to reach our $6,000 goal with your generous donation of any amount. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time. We look forward to seeing many of you there. And don’t forget to purchase a Luminaria bag to honor or remember your loved one. They can be purchased thru the link on my personal page or at the event.

Much Love, Angela, Darrin, Natalie and Adam Booth :o)

See Angela’s Personal Page HERE.

Click HERE to see the Team page for Jawa’s Boob Crew.

Orange Paints The Town Purple

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May 042014

Purple Relay Balloons float around a supporter's mailbox on Grassy Hill Road.

Purple Relay Balloons float around a supporter’s mailbox on Grassy Hill Road.

The Relay for Life Committee introduced the Paint The Town Purple program this year. For just $5, supporters received a purple mylar balloon, tied to his or her mailbox today.

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society through the BOW Relay for Life.

The inaugural year often is tough for any program, but we hope that next year Orange will see a sea of purple instead of the splashes of color that is out there now.

The Committee thanks everyone for their support.

The 2014 BOW Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 1 on the Orange Fairgrounds.

So far 54 teams and 334 participants have raised $27,168.


Mar 272014

Participants walk the track in the 2013 Relay.

Participants walk the track in the 2013 Relay.

The next BOW Relay for Life meeting is Monday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the High Plains Community Center.

This is a great time to ask all those questions and get all the answers you need for either starting your team or minor problems on your team, to include signing on to the website.

So far 36 teams and 161 participants have raised $9,159 for the event which will take place on Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 1 on the Orange Fairgrounds.


Amity and Shelton Team Up to Support Coaches vs. Cancer Today

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Jan 312014

coaches vs cancerThe high school basketball teams from Amity and Shelton are teaming up to support the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs cancer initiative.

Today (Friday, Jan. 31) Amity will be hosting Coaches vs Cancer games beginning at 3 p.m. with all entrance proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

This is the first year that Amity is hosting a basketball event to take part in fundraising activities for this particular initiative.

Amity Athletic Director Paul Mengold said, “We are excited to be holding our first Coaches vs Cancer Basketball game. We may be battling on the court, but we’re on the same team when it comes to reminding our community and fans about taking an active role in reducing the risk of cancer and fighting back against this disease.”

In addition to the entrance proceeds; the Amity Boys and Girls Basketball teams have been raising funds with:

• Go PINK — purchase a T-shirt and wear it to the games

• Purchase a Wall of Hope card in Honor/Memory of someone who has battled cancer

• Pledge for Points scored during the games vs Shelton today

• Coin Wars at lunch.

Shelton High School recently held an event in memory of Asst. Coach Joe LaPorta’s wife, who lost her battle with cancer. In an effort to reaise funds the teams from Shelton sold hope cards; hosted a “suits and sneakers day”; and are currently collecting pledges to go towards points scored in today’s games.

Shelton Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach Brian Gardiner said, “This is so much more than just a game for us. We dedicate this game every yera to the memory of Jeanne LaPorta,, who lost her life to cancer three years ago. For the last three years our community, students, and faculty have taken the opportunity to help save lives and make a real impact by supporting the American Cancer Society. We take great pride in being a part of the Coaches vs Cancer program.”

Today’s games are scheduled as follows:

Girls JV 3 p.m. 

Boys JV 4:30 p.m. 

Girls Varsity 6 p.m. 

Boys Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Obituary: Marie E. Capobianco, 92, Calling Hours Tonight

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Jan 312014

white rosesMarie E. Capobianco, 92, of Naragansett, RI, formerly of Orange, entered into eternal rest, Jan. 26.

She was the wife of the late Peter P. Capobianco; beloved mother of Celeste C. Corcoran, MD (J. Russell, MD) of So.Kingston, RI and Peter N. Capobianco of San Diego, CA; cherished grandmother of Carlye Ann Corcoran; sister of the late Alfred & Ann Ielpi and Joseph Elpi.

Marie was born in New Haven on Aug. 2, 1921, daughter of the late Vincent & Adelina Saldino Ielpi.

She retired as a supervisor of medical records at St. Raphael’s Hospital and was a past president of the Hospital’s Ladies Auxiliary. She was a long time communicant of Holy Infant Church and very active in its Woman’s Guild and CYO programs as well as serving as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Legion of Christ.

Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, 592 Chapel St., New Haven.

Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday at 9:15 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Infant Church, Orange at 10 am. Burial in Orange Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, 864 Point Judith Rd.,Naragansett,RI 02882.

Offer condolences at www.marescafuneralhome.com

Relay For Life Fundraiser at Jake’s Wayback Burger, Oct. 22

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Oct 152013

wayback logoThe Amity Helping Hands Relay Team will host a fundraiser at Jake’s Wayback Burger, 185 Boston Post Road, on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Bring your appetite, a percentage of all sales will go to benefit the BOW Relay For Life.

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2014 Relay, you can help make it the best one ever.

Relay for Life Begins Saturday at Noon (Program Attached)

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Jun 012013

Last year we all froze at the Relay for Life. Unfortunately, on Saturday we’ll be in the midst of a heatwave with stifling humidity and temps in the 90s.

There doesn’t seem to be a happy medium when it comes to this event — some warm, dry, comfortable weather would be nice, do you hear me, Mother Nature?

Whatever the weather is, the Relay for Life Committee and all the teams are ready and rearing to go with a full day of events planned. So what if we’re uncomfortable, We relay to help others who really suffer.

Attached is the official BOW Relay For Life Program, plan your day. New this year is the kids tent with tons of fun activities and entertainment for the young ones.

Originally published May 28 at 4:40 p.m.