Woburn Patch blogger Christopher D. Roberson brings us a recap of the successful Woburn Relay for Life last weekend.
Relay For Life
Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Five things to know today.
Today is Thursday, April 18. Here are five things to know: 1) Mostly sunny Looks like a nice day if not quite as warm as yesterday. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 60 degrees. Chance of showers after 3 a.m. tonight. Otherwise mostly cloudy with a low around 50 degrees. 2) Public meetings The Woburn Conservation Commission is meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Woburn City Hall, Committee Room. The Woburn Handicapped and Disabled Citizens Commission is meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Woburn City Hall, Engineering Conference Room. The Woburn Housing Authority is meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Housing Authority Nichols Street Community Room. The Woburn Traffic Commission is meeting at 4 p.m. in …
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, November 7, 2012
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The committee for the Relay For Life of Woburn would like to thank St. Anthony’s Club of Woburn for hosting the first fundraising event for Woburn’s 2013 Relay. The fundraiser was the third Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser that was hosted by the Club with all proceeds from this year’s event going to the American Cancer Society. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, live entertainment and were also able to try their luck on winning one of the dozens of great raffle prizes. The event raised over $2,000 for the Relay For Life of Woburn to go to the Society’s breast cancer research efforts. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled …
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…
Monday, June 13, 2011
The cancer society's Woburn event raised about $46,000 with 36 teams over the weekend.
Katie Sullivan and her teammates walked in circles—ovals, actually—for a total of seven hours between Friday evening and Saturday morning. By 5:40 Saturday morning, Sullivan and some other members of the Keystone Club were ready to sleep. The team raised at least $3,000 for the American Cancer Society in its fifth Woburn Relay For Life, this year’s third-highest team total, according to the team. The Intrepid Keystone Club team from the Boys and Girls Club was one of 36 teams that participated in this year’s walk, according to the cancer society’s Rebecca Harnois. The event raised a total of about $46,000, Harnois said. The goal of the relay is to have at least one team member on the track for some 12 hours, according to the cancer society…
Friday, June 10, 2011
The annual event will begin at 6 p.m. at Library Park.
The American Cancer Societies' Relay For Life is once again making it's way through Woburn. Things kick off on the evening of Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony and "survivor lap" featuring Mayor Scott Galvin and the Woburn Memorial High School Tanner Drumline at Library Park, across from the Woburn Police Station. At 7:30 p.m., the "Fight Back" ceremony will be held, with guest speaker Sen. Ken Donnelly. The "Luminaria" ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. "This is our remembrance ceremony where we light the candles," said Rebecca Harnois of Relay for Life. The team work of the event then takes place. One member from each of the 63 relay teams will take turns walking or running until the event is over. There will be a closing…
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Children's Hospital Blood Drive today at Clapp-Goodyear.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Thursday, June 2. Here are five things you need to know: To find out what is going on today in Woburn, check out our events listings.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
A friendly reminder about Linscott-Rumford dismissal traffic policies.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Tuesday, March 29. Here are five things you need to know: To find out what is going on today in Woburn, check out our events listings.