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The Danville News

April 28, 2014

Zombie walk among featured events during Halloween-themed Relay for Life in Riverside

RIVERSIDE — A race, crafts and vendors will be new to this year’s Montour Area Relay for Life.

“We’re looking for new teams. We’re down to 21 teams,” said new relay chairwoman Sarah Maciejewski, of Riverside.

“We need to get relay built up and we need someone to recruit teams,” she said.

The relay begins at 3 p.m. May 16 at Southside Fire Company, Avenue D, and concludes at 3 p.m. May 17.

“We are trying to get a child’s team started,” she said.

This year’s theme is “Let’s Scare Away Cancer” with teams and the public encouraged to come in costume. Activities related to Halloween will include a costume contest and a zombie walk.

“I’m trying to draw people in,” said Maciejewski who invites the public to stop by anytime during the relay. There will be lots of food and numerous items available for sale with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

This year’s relay goal is $69,000. Money collected provides transportation to treatments for patients, lodging costs if they require treatments outside the area and other assistance to patients.

Maciejewski pointed out the relay benefits patients diagnosed with all types of cancer.

“It helps bring us one step closer to creating a world with more birthdays,” she said.

Relay organizers invite children to collect spare change to fight back against cancer. They are asked to collect pennies, nickels, dimes and more and bring them to the penny walk May 17.

Registration will be at 10 a.m. May 17 with the penny parade to follow at noon. There will be prize drawings for all participating children.

A survivors’ pep rally begins at 5 p.m. May 16 which will include the Danville High School Band and cheerleaders cheering on survivors. The Halloween costume and zombie walk will follow at 7 p.m. A survivors’ walk and dinner will be held May 16.

Evening events will include the Miss Relay contest with men dressed as women and Covert Action providing music.  

May 17 events include registration, at 7:30 a.m., for the 5K race-walk. It begins at Riverside Elementary School at 9 a.m.

The pre-registration fee is $20 through May 10 and $25 after that. Children 12 and younger can take part for free.

Medals will be awarded for first-, second- and third-places. Registrations are being accepted at parunnners.com. For more information, contact Kayla James at kaylah0228@yahoo.com.

Vendors and craftspeople will be set up at the fire company grounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17. More vendors and craftspeople are being sought.

Other events May 17 include a limbo lap at 10:30 a.m., Woody Wolfe performing at 11 a.m. and a bubble lap at 12:30 p.m. A bouncy house will be set up. Heeter’s Ice Cream Truck will be at the fire company grounds.

Maciejewski is a member of her daughter’s relay team known as the Cancer Kickers. That team will be selling T-shirts which is their main fundraiser and food. “We hope to have funnel cakes,” she said. Her husband Frank Jr., who is also a team member, will be helping with food at the relay.

Tickets are being sold at relays for the chance to win a 2002 Ford Fastback Mustang valued at $7,000. Chances are $1 each for the car donated by Selinsgrove Ford. Tickets sold by teams will be credited to their team. The drawing will be Sept. 20.

Teams at the relay will also sponsor golf tournaments later as fundraisers.

Relay committee members besides Maciejewski are Heather Brown, survivorship chairman; Natalie Wetzel, publicity; Bob Lemon, sponsorship; Judy McCormick, penny walk; Linda Heddings and RuthAnn Thomas, registration; Mary Sudo and Barb Osenkarski, accounting; Robin Carr and Tracey Shaeffer, luminaria; Nancy Leighow, logistics; Jackie Cramer, online; and Kayla and Ryan James, entertainment and activities.

Anyone wanting to participate or more information should call Maciejewski at 570-275-6361.

Email comments to kblackledge@thedanvillenews.com.

 

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