Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Woburn Relay for Life planning kicks off tonight with a meeting at St. Anthony's Club.
Cancer directly affects millions of Americans a year and indirectly affects us all. A local group, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is inviting the community to join them in taking a stand against this disease. According to the Woburn Relay for Life coordinators, planning for this year's relay will kick-off with a party tonight. The event begins at 6 p.m. this evening at St. Anthony's Club. According to the Woburn Relay, dinner will be provided by The Restaurant. Dinner will be available at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Visit the Woburn Relay for Life Facebook page for more information and to get involved. "Never been to Relay? Curious what it's all about? Come find out more information and get signed up…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Relay for Life Committee is thankful for city, businesses' and residents' support.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
On May 18, 2012 – the sixth annual Relay For Life was held at Library Field in Woburn. Hundreds of people from Woburn and its surrounding communities joined together for one cause – to fight cancer. The Relay For Life of Woburn raised over $60,000 this year! Because of the generosity of the city and our donors, we are able to keep our expenses to a minimum. 95% of all of the money raised at the Relay For Life of Woburn will be going directly towards the American Cancer Society's programs and services, research and the Hope Lodge; contributing to the American Cancer Society's overall return rate of 79% per dollar. Woburn’s Relay was such a powerful display of community spirit. We had over 300 participants and 29 teams coming out to …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Last weekend's American Cancer Society event will benefit cancer research.
For 12 hours, hundreds of Woburnites walked in the Relay for Life, raising thousands for the American Cancer Society. According to the Woburn Relay's official website, 294 people walked in the Woburn event, held last weekend. Of those 294 people, 29 teams were registered. During the 12-hour event, Woburn walkers raised $52,413. Team Cruising for a Cure raised the most money with almost $10,000 as a group ($9,135). Of that team, Christy Nickerson was the top fundraiser—and the top for the whole city!—with $2,812 raised. Cruising for a Cure ran in memory of Karen Canada, who died earlier this year. The team also walked in honor of Kathy Gibbons, Beverly Dwyer and Chris Walsh, who are all battling illness.
Friday, May 18, 2012
If you're attending, take pictures and send them to Woburn Patch!
The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held in Woburn tonight and tomorrow—rain or shine. Nearly 300 walkers will take part in this year's event, which begins tonight at Library Park. The walkers have already raised $44,000 and are hoping to raise another $14,000. Relay for Life Schedule Friday, May 18— 6 p.m. Event begins, opening ceremony 6:15 p.m. Cancer Survivors’ Lap – more than 70 cancer survivors will walk the first lap to kick-off the event 6:30 p.m. Cancer Survivors’ Reception 9:30 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony - lighting of 500 candles to honor survivors and loved ones lost. Saturday, May 19— 5:30 a.m. Closing ceremony Why people walk According to the American Cancer Society, the Relay For Life gives people and…