KIDS: American Cancer Society Events

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American Cancer Society Events - Relay For Life of Fairfield, June 6, 2009 - June 7, 2009
 
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The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Fairfield is composed of teams from Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Easton, and Bridgeport. In the months leading up to the event, teams raise money to help support their fight against cancer. At the actual Relay, teams camp out overnight and team members take turns walking around the track. There is an incredible tribute to cancer survivors and caregivers that starts off the night and a moving ceremony honoring those who have fought the disease. Relay is unlike anything else! It is a night full of fun, hope, and remembrance. Please visit our website and sign up your team TODAY!
 
 
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What is Relay for Life? - Relay For Life of Fairfield is composed of teams from Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Easton, and Bridgeport. In the months leading up to the event, teams raise money to help support their fight against cancer. At the actual Relay, teams camp out overnight and team members take turns walking around the track. There are ceremonies and entertainment throughout the night. Relay is unlike anything else! It is a night full of fun, hope, and remembrance.
 
Why should kids get involved? – Relay For Life is a wonderful event for kids!  Relay focuses on team building and boosts morale. The more kids know about cancer education and prevention, the healthier the future looks for everyone.  Relay is an opportunity to make a positive statement about the contributions young people are making to society today. Relay also offers students the opportunity to earn community service hours.
 
Do kids need to fill out special forms? - Yes! Two forms must be signed - one by the youth participant and a parent, and the other by their chaperone at the event. All Relay participants under the age of 18 are required to fill in the Youth Participant Form and have it signed by a parent or guardian. It can be turned in at a team captains' meeting or mailed to your local American Cancer Society office.

And, chaperones, who must be 25 years of age or older, are required to fill out Chaperone Agreement form and bring it to a team captains' meeting or mail it to their local American Cancer Society office.
 
 
What is a Relay team? - A Relay For Life team is made up of 8-15 people, including a Team Captain. Teams are often groups of coworkers, neighbors, church members, or friends who join together to battle cancer.
 
How do teams raise money? - Individual team members often ask for donations from family and friends, while teams can come together and hold larger fundraisers. Past fundraisers include car washes, tag sales, raffles, bake sales - even a comedy show!
 
How do I form a team? - Forming a team is easy! First, you need to register your team online. Then, get your team members to register as well. That's it - after that, you can start raising money and fighting cancer!
 
How do I make a donation? - You can make a donation to an individual Relayer, a Relay team, or make a general donation to the Relay For Life of Fairfield. You can also purchase a luminaria in honor of or in memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer. The luminaria will line the track the night of Relay, lighting the way for our walkers.
 
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Sponsoring Organization: American Cancer Society

Date and Time: 5pm Saturday June 6th - 5am Sunday June 7th, 2009

Location of Event: Fairfield Ludlowe High School Track, 785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
 
Interstate 95 North - Exit 21, Mill Plain Road. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Mill Plain Road. Continue on Mill Plain approximately ˝ mile to the third stop sign (Unquowa Road). Turn right onto Unquowa Road. FLHS is approximately 1/8 mile on the right side.
 
Interstate 95 South - Exit 21,  Mill Plain Road. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Mill Plain Road. Continue on Mill Plain approximately ˝ mile to the second stop sign (Unquowa Road). Turn right onto Unquowa Road
FLHS is approximately 1/8 mile on the right side.
 
The Merritt Parkway (Route 15) North - Exit 44, Route 58/Fairfield/Redding. At the end of the exit ramp make a right turn onto Congress Street. Follow Congress Street to Burr Street (next stop sign, approximately ˝ mile)
Make a left onto Burr Street. At bottom of hill, Burr Street becomes Mill Plain Road
Follow Mill Plain Road to Unquowa Road (approximately 2 miles). Make a left onto Unquowa Road. FLHS is approximately 1/8 mile on the right side.
 
The Merritt Parkway (Route 15) South - Exit 44, Route 58/Fairfield/Redding. At the light go left. At the next light – Route 58 – go left. Go under the overpass and make a right turn at the next light—Congress Street
Follow Congress Street to Burr Street (next stop sign, approximately ˝ mile). Make a left onto Burr Street
At bottom of hill, Burr Street becomes Mill Plain Road. Follow Mill Plain to Unquowa Road. Make a left onto Unquowa Road. FLHS is approximately 1/8 mile on the right side.
 

Contact Information: Michelle Cole - Team Development Chairperson, 203-895-1223
 
 
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of Relay For Life of Fairfield and the American Cancer Society, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information, contact Relay For Life of Fairfield.
 
 
 




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