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.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Your last chance to prepare for the Relay for Life is this week.
Welcome to Last Chance, a new feature that will upcoming deadlines that you may want to know about. We’ll feature the latest deadlines to take a class, join a bus trip to Foxwoods or register to vote. Here is an important date that Woburn residents will want to know this week. The final Relay for Life meeting will be held tonight at the Woburn Police Station at 6:30 p.m. The annual walk for the American Cancer Society is scheduled for May 18 and 19 at Library Park. That means you only have a little time left to prepare—get your T-shirts, raise your last minute funds. There are 254 participants for the Woburn Relay and 27 teams. Since they started raising money, Woburn Relay-ers have amassed over $38,000.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The 5th Annual Woburn American Cancer Society Relay for Life was June 10-11.
On a beautiful evening last Friday, June 10, 36 teams began their 17-hour walk at the American Cancer Society's 5th Annual Woburn Relay For Life. Teams from all around the area had at least one member on the track for the whole 17 hours in the annual fundraiser. For many, the most moving part of the evening was the luminaria ceremony, where participants remembered love ones who have lost their battle to cancer. All the lights on the track are turned off and individual white bags illuminated by a candle are lit in a very moving and somber display. This year's event wrapped up around 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11 and raised $46,000.