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‘Relay for Life’ Moves to Upper Township This Year

first_imgAmerican Cancer Society Relay for Life luminary ceremonyAfter six years in Ocean City, the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life will move to the mainland.The event is an all-night celebration that honors the lives of people battling cancer, remembers those who have died of the disease and raises money in the search for a cure. The local Relay for Life has raised almost $500,000 since it started.This year, the event will be held at Amanda’s Field in the Petersburg section of Upper Township on June 26 and 27.A kickoff party will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Whippoorwill Campground on Route 9 in Marmora. Anybody is invited to attend to get a taste of what the event is like and to learn more about how to participate.________________________________To sign up, donate or find more information: relayforlife.org/uppertownshipnj________________________________ Courtney Keenan, the local leader for the event, said the renovation of the track at Carey Stadium, where the event was held in Ocean City, was one of the reasons the Relay sought a new location.She said it will be essentially the same event at the new location. Amanda’s Field is at 10 Sunset Drive in Petersburg.Kirby Reed, the community manager for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, said Ocean City event had been decreasing in the number of participants and the amount of money raised over the last two years.She said she hopes the new location will help spark a renewed interest, and she said Upper Township officials have been as supportive as those in Ocean City.“Everybody in Ocean City has been so lovely and easy to work with,” Reed said.Keenan said no decision has been made yet on whether the Relay for Life will remain in Upper Township in 2016 or return to Ocean City.During the event, participating teams solicit pledges and take turns walking or running around the track from 6 p.m.Friday (June 26) to 6 a.m. Saturday (June 27).Participants camp out all night and enjoy an array of activities and entertainment, including live music, Zumba classes, classes in a new hybrid of Pilates and yoga. This year’s theme is “Dr. Seuss,” and the event will include laps around the track related to the theme.One of the most emotional segments takes place after dark when participants display candlelit bags decorated to honor loved ones lost to cancer. This “Luminaria Ceremony” also includes a slideshow of friends and family affected by the disease.Anybody is invited to attend the event, to donate and to remember. There is no registration fee, and individuals are welcome to participate in any of the events for any length of time during the 12 hours of the Relay.The kickoff on April 11 will be “almost a mini Relay,” Reed said.The kickoff will include a barbecue and bonfire, entertainment and a presentation on how to participate and how the proceeds will help fight cancer. Whippoorwill Campground is at 810 Route 9.“Come out and meet us to get a feel for what it’s going to be like,” Keenan said.“It’s a great event for anybody who’s been touched by cancer,” she said. “Our motto is, ‘Cancer never sleeps and neither will we.’ ”The local event was founded by Ocean City High School graduate Brittany Ang and a friend who lost her mother to brain cancer, Allison Iudica.last_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s most reputable and well-established businesses FOYS are launching their BIGGEST stock sell-out worth €1million this FRIDAY!Liam and Ann Foy started their family run business in 1980 and have enjoyed great success and have developed close links with the local communities. Starting off life as a paint and hardware business, Foys have expanded over the years into the home furnishing specialist that it is today, offering everything from the decorating market to the furniture and accessories needed to turn your house into your home.Speaking about their upcoming Sale, Liam Foy told Donegal Daily, “We want to thank the people of Donegal and surrounding counties for all their support through the years.“Whether you buy a card or a dining table from us, it means so much to us that you choose to deal with us.“The reason for this great sale is that we are currently over-stocked & must urgently clear all excess stock. “This will be our biggest stock sell-out in our 35 year history.“We will also offer discounts on all customer orders placed during this sale event. ”The Great €1,000,000 Stock Sell-out begins Friday 22nd @ 10am in Foys Port Road, Letterkenny & Main Street, Ballybofey.This is your chance to save big with fantastic bargains in furniture, lighting, paint, wallpaper, kitchenware, toys & much more.FOYS LAUNCH INCREDIBLE €1MILLION STOCK SELL-OUT THIS FRIDAY! was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more