Friday, January 21, 2011

Comstock Park Relay For Life Kickoff Party

Relay for Life held it's kick off party Thursday night and lots of excited volunteers came out to help celebrate despite the snow and a Comstock Park Bond Proposal rally scheduled for the same evening.

The American Cancer Society 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 cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back.  More information and updates can be found at Comstock Park Relay for Life.

 Student participants manned stations with information 

From left to right,Dawn Trasky, Debbie Benjamin, Linda Lozen and Mary Willacker were just a few of the many volunteers for this American Cancer Society sponsored event.

Betty Czarnecki proud of grand children's participation in the event.

Meanwhile, about a mile away at Mill Creek Middle School, Comstock Park Cheerleaders helped kick off a rally in support of the bond proposal.  More information on the bond proposal can be found here.

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