Walk, Run, or Skip in support of Cancer Research


WHY JOIN RELAY FOR LIFE?

Some join because they've lost a close friend or family member to cancer. They want to do "something". Some join because they have SURVIVED! They want to pay back! Some simply want to get involved with their community, or perhaps teach a child about volunteerism. At Relay For Life we all come together, as a community. We share stories and celebrate life.

Community cancer control encompasses activities at the local, state, regional, and national level which have a positive impact on the entire spectrum of prevention, early detection, effective treatment, survival, and quality of life related to cancer. Across the country, the American Cancer Society seeks to fulfill its mission to save lives and diminish suffering from cancer through community-based programs aimed at reducing the risk of cancer, detecting cancer as early as possible, ensuring proper treatment, and empowering people facing cancer to cope with the disease and maintain the highest possible quality of life.

... and if that isn't enough?

JOIN BECAUSE IT'S FUN!!!

      

Grab a group of friends or colleagues, pitch a tent, grill some burgers, and walk off the calories while helping to aide the American Cancer Society in it's battle to find a cure for this beast! Meet the survivors... honor the victims... and learn about hope! YOUR community, right here in Calvert County is currently putting together teams to walk in the 2004 Relay For Life. We invite you to join us!

Where: CALVERT HIGH SCHOOL Track/Football Field
When: June 18 - 19th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 am


PUTTING TOGETHER A TEAM

How many people can I have on my team?

You must have a minimum of 8 people. No more than 15. Remember, students are welcome members to your team, or may also form their own with parental supervision!

How much does it cost to enter a team?

Each person pays $10 to enter and that gets them an annual relay t-shirt. A minimum donation of $1000 per team is required. Of course, there is no maximum!

That's a lot of money! How can we do that?

Each member of the team should seek sponsors to make donations for them to walk in the relay. Ask friends, neighbors, relatives, colleagues, and local businesses to sponsor you. Just $5 or $10 from each sponsor adds up very quickly!

Is there anything else we need to do?

Your team leader needs to attend the scheduled meetings listed farther down on this page. At these meetings they will obtain a wealth of information to share with you!

What about the rest of us?
Now we're excited. We want to get started!

Team members can start thinking of a "name" for your team, and about ways to "liven up" your camp and have fun! Some teams make special hats or visors, some have special t-shirts, or color co-ordinated shoe laces! Just something fun that unifies your team and sets them apart from the others! If it's fun and festive and you can think of it, you will probably find it at Relay For Life!!!


DO's


1. DO bring a gas grill

2. DO bring radios

3. DO bring coolers

4. DO bring tents

5. DO bring frisbees, balls, cards, toys, etc.

* RV's will be allowed in the parking lot!
They will not be allowed on the field.*


DONT's


1. DO NOT bring bikes

2. DO NOT bring skate boards

3. DO NOT bring roller blades

4. DO NOT bring PETS (no exceptions!)

5. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES!

* NO CARS will be allowed on the track! *


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* A Note to Survivors *       ALL Survivors (on a team or not) are encouraged to join in the Survivors Lap! This is the very first lap of the evening, and is followed by a light reception afterward. You DO need to register though! (so we can have enough refreshments for everyone)

** Care-givers Lap **       The 2nd lap of the evening is dedicated to those who are dedicated to caring for a cancer patient. We welcome YOU to our reception also.



TEAM CAPTAINS MEETING DATES

*NOTE* - All monies collected thus far can be turned in at any team captains meeting.
All money going towards incentive prizes MUST be turned in by 10 p.m. on Relay Night.
You may continue to add to the account (not counting toward incentives) until the close of Relay.

February 18, 2004

March 17, 2004
Team Registration Forms Due

April 21, 2004
Campsite Reservation Form Request Due
Bank Night

May 19, 2004
Bank Night

June 9, 2004
Bank Night

All team captains meeting will be held at 6:30 pm
in the cafeteria at Calvert High School.
600 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD



For more information about Relay For Life of Calvert County, please phone or email our team recruiter:

Judi Coyle
410-257-0606
443-532-6711
judicoyle@aol.com


For further questions or to leave a message for your team members, please visit our message forum! We will check it regularly to answer general questions.... who knows... someone else might have asked YOUR question! Check it out!

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