Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Focused on a Cure: Relay for Life Update

Relay is only 10 days away!! We are so ready for it! We've got our ideas for decorating our campsite. We've designed new t-shirts to sell. We're planning our on-site fundraising for the 24 hour event. We're ready!

We attended the last Relay meeting last Thursday at the Concord Library. Here's an update on the progress...

The goal for 2010 is $150,000. So far Relay has raised $58,000+.
The goal for the number of teams was 80 this year and there's 72 registered teams now!
So far there's about 800 registered participants.
The goal for the number of survivors walking in the survivor lap is 1500. So far there are 150 survivors registered. (THIS NEED SOME HELP! There are survivors everywhere in Cabarrus County. Why are only 150 registered?? You can attend just to walk the survivor lap if you'd like. No excuses, survivors!)

I wasn't able to catch all the sponsors' names but here's a few...
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
Wal-Mart (Concord and Kannapolis)
Wayside Family Restaurant
Young Ford
Bubbles by Brooke
Piedmont Shag Society
Southern Charm
Audio Ethics
Pender Realty
Cabarrus Hospice
Clearly Carolina
... and many more! Thanks to all those companies for making Relay such an awesome event every year!

Focused on a Cure's campsite will be located to the left when you enter the track. We're in "Turn 4" as Renda calls it! :) We'll be selling t-shirts, water, and other items. AND we'll be photographing facebook profile pics! Be sure to stop by our campsite... then again... YOU WON'T MISS US! You'll see what I mean...

Anyways... here's an overview of all the activities during the 24 hour relay. If you can't make it for the whole event, then you can choose when the best time to come will be. In our opinion, the whole thing is worth staying for!!

Schedule of Events

10:00 – 11:00 am Survivor Registration
Basket Raffle & Silent Auction Open

11:00 am Opening Ceremony
Welcome ~ Heather & Kim
Opening Prayer ~ John Kee
“National Anthem” ~ Trenton & Chloe Durham **They're on our TEAM!**

11:15 am Survivor Speaker / Caregiver ~ Gloria Howard

11:30 am SURVIVOR CEREMONY & LAP ***You'll never forget this after you see it!***
Led by Concord Pipe & Drum
Balloon Launch

11:40 – 12:20 pm Bethpage Choir

12 – 1 pm Survivor Lunch

1 – 4 pm Bubble Man ~ Kiddie Area

1:30 – 2 pm Concord K-9 Demonstration ~ Stage

2 – 4 pm Piedmont Shag Association ~ Padded area

2 – 3 pm Jr. & Mr. Relay Contest **SO MUCH FUN!!**

(2:00-Contestants to the Stage, 2:15-3:15-Flirting for Funds, 3:15 Judging, 4:00 Jr. & Mr. Relay Crowned)

4 – 6 pm Soundbarrier

5:30 – 6 pm Locks Of Love ~ Stage

6 – 8 pm Wii Tournament ~ Best Buy Campsite

6:15 – 7:15 pm Mother Mable & Mighty Mystics

6:30 – 7:30 pm Survivor Birthday Celebration

Balloon Launch

Lighting of Luminarias

9:40 – 10 pm Maurice Brines

10:15 – 11:15 pm Mother Mable & Mighty Mystics

12am Basket Raffle & Silent Auction Bids Close

12 am Buffalo Wild Wing’s Wing Eating Contest ~ Stage

12 – 1:30am Karaoke **UT OH! RENDA will be on stage!!**

1 – 2 am Wii Tournament Finals ~ Best Buy Campsite

1:30 – 3 am Movie

3 – 6 am Quiet Time **YEAH RIGHT!**

6 am Breakfast ~ Gold Hall

6:30 am Tooty-Ta – Anne Scott

8 am Basket Raffle & Silent Auction Results **CROSS YOUR FINGERS!!**

9:30 - 10 Non-Denominational Church Service


Please Please Please join our team if you haven't registered for one yet!! We'd love to have you!!!!

Everyone knows at least one survivor. Invite them to Relay with you! There's GREAT basket raffles, plenty of stuff to see, and it's such an inspiring event to be a part of. You won't regret it!

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