Friday, May 3, 2013
The city of Lilburn has already completed its annual Relay for Life event, but the Gwinnett County event is right around the corner. See where several Lilburn teams stand.
Many teams are sprinting toward the fund-raising finish line for Gwinnett Relay for Life, which takes place May 10 and 11 at the county fairgrounds. The $1 million mark isn't far off, with 262 teams and 5,989 individuals raising approximately $970,928, as of 1:30 p.m. on May 3. Here's a look at how Lilburn teams -- or nearby teams -- are doing: Smoke Rise Baptist Church -- 22 team members, $13,644 (75 percent of $15,000 goal) Dynamite Lilburnites -- $12,029 (More than 100 percent of $5,000 goal) Berkmar High School -- 135 team members, $11,700 (83 percent of $14,000 goal) Nesbit Elementary -- 54 team members, $4,585 (45 percent of $10,000 goal) R.D. Head Elementary -- 27 team member, $3,988 (66 percent of $6,000 goal) Five Forks Middle …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Relay for Life of Gwinnett will award a cash prize to the winning team.
This year Relay for Life of Gwinnett is doing something a little different. Jumping on the worldwide Harlem Shake craze, Relay for Life organizers are hosting the first-ever Harlem Shake Video Challenge. Lilburn Elementary School has submitted a video, and Berkmar High School has submitted a video, as well. According to organizers, the Harlem Shake video with the most Facebook "likes" by April 4 will be crowned the winner. The winning team will receive a $250 relay reward, and have their video played before the "Ms. Relay" event. All entries have been finalized, and now the public gets to vote. So, head on over to the Relay for Life of Gwinnett Facebook page, and check out the entries before "liking" your favorite. See also:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The rally raised almost $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.
About 250 people gathered in Lilburn City Park Friday night for the eighth annual Lilburn Relay Rally, raising almost $19,749.75 for the American Cancer Society. The Lilburn Woman's Club got a certificate for raising the most money, more than $9,000. Fourteen teams participated. Thursday's Cookout for a Cause raised $1,175, former Mayor Diana Preston said. Since the Lilburn Relay Rally started seven years ago, it has raised more than $160,000 for the American Cancer Society. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch's free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thousands donned purple gloves for a special dance at Gwinnett's Relay for Life.
As part of Gwinnett County's Relay for Life Friday night, some 10,000 people pulled on purple gloves and danced to the beat to help beat cancer. Survivors and supporters waved their hands in unison to C&C Music Factory's song "Everybody Dance Now." Members of MADAC, Mothers and Daughters Against Cancer, led the group in the choreography.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Lilburn retiree co-chairs Lilburn Relay Rally.
Try keeping up with Pat Swan. Thursday, before tonight's Lilburn Relay Rally, you'd have found the retired critical care nurse from Lilburn being her tireless, 73-year-old self, distributing workers' T-shirts and assigning camp sites for the city's biggest cancer fundraiser. Waking before dawn, she'd been on the go -- from Gwinnett's American Cancer Society office at one point, to shopping for supplies for tonight's event, to attending a sorority meeting until 10 p.m., then bed around midnight. "I don't know anybody with the energy she has," said Lilburn City Clerk Kathy Maner, a friend of Swan's for years. "She's a very energetic, selfless lady, one of the best people I know." Dedicated to raising funds to eradicate cancer, Swan was named…
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
It’s not too late to get involved with the Lilburn Relay Rally, set for Friday in Old Town Lilburn, and maybe pick up some Patch goodies while you’re at it. Lilburn Patch has a team in the fundraiser for cancer research and will be collecting donations and handing out Patch gear before things get started at 5:30 p.m. Stop by The Watering Hole, located next to The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques, after 3:30 p.m. to make a donation and say hello (look for the Patch banner). The seventh annual Rally, held at Lilburn City Park, raises money for the American Cancer Society. All money is forwarded to the Gwinnett Relay for Life, scheduled May 6 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, 164 participants and 13 teams had signed …
Charity events, Stone Mountain Park and other goodies line up the itinerary Friday through Sunday.
If the pollen isn't bothering you, get out and about this weekend; there are some good reasons to, such as charities, fundraisers and just plain old fun stuff. When/Where: Friday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Lilburn City Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: Thirteen team sponsors (including Lilburn Patch) line up the annual Lilburn Relay Rally so far to support the American Cancer Society. As another team for the event, the Lilburn Women's Club will host a "Survivors Reception" honoring all local citizens who have fought cancer. Cancer survivors will lead the first lap of the relay, and entertainment will line the Lilburn Park stage throughout the evening. Pricing: Free to attend the rally. When/Where: Friday, April 29, 4 p.m.-7 p.m…
Friday, April 15, 2011
Annual fundraiser for cancer research scheduled April 29 in Lilburn.
Lilburn offered up some great food for a great cause Thursday afternoon with a picnic at the city park pavilion benefiting the annual Lilburn Relay Rally, scheduled April 29. The Rally supports the larger all-night Gwinnett Relay for Life in May. Last year, more than $20,000 was raised through the local event, an evening of celebration and commemoration for residents, friends and family who have been affected by cancer. With two weeks to go before the Lilburn event, around $10,000 has already been raised. More than 100 participants and 12 "teams" have signed up so far to participate. There's still time to get involved or donate. Visit www.lilburnrelayrally.org for more information.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thursday cookout will benefit cancer research.
Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley and Mayor Pro Tem Tim Dunn will be flipping hamburgers and searing hot dogs Thursday to raise money for the Lilburn Relay Rally. The cookout, which is open to the public, will be held noon to 2 p.m. at the Lilburn City Park Pavilion. Side dishes and desserts will be provided by city staff and friends. The suggested donation is $5 per plate. The money will be used to fund cancer research. The Lilburn Relay Rally is scheduled April 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Park. As of noon Wednesday, 110 participants and 11 teams have signed up, and nearly $10,000 had been raised. You can donate or sign up here. The Rally is held to support the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life. The Gwinnett …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Pat Swan named Co-Chairman of 7th Annual Lilburn Relay Rally
It’s not too early to start planning for the Lilburn Relay Rally scheduled to take place at Lilburn City Park on April 29 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mayor Diana Preston has named Pat Swan as Co-Chairman of the event. Pat is a retired oncology nurse and was recognized and given the key to the city by Preston for her tireless hours of service and leadership in the community. A long-time Lilburn resident, Pat volunteers her time for the American Cancer Society as well as serving as Parliamentarian for the GFWC/Lilburn Woman’s Club. She is also an active member of the Gwinnett ACS Leadership Council. “It's about being a community that takes up the fight against cancer,” Swan said. Last year, Lilburn took first place at the Gwinnett Relay …