Sunday, May 13, 2012

Relay for Life, Tyler Kremer Benefit, Antique Tractor Show Offer Local Things to Do this Upcoming Weekend

Friday, May 18 - Saturday May 19 2012  Comstock Park Relay for Life

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 the Comstock Park Relay, teams of people camp out at Comstock Park High School, 150 6 Mile Rd. N.E. 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. The event begins at 3:00 PM on Friday May 18th through 3:00 PM Saturday May 19th.
All Relay For Life events have an Opening Ceremony, a Survivor Celebration, a Luminaria Ceremony, a Fight Back Ceremony, and a Closing Ceremony. Beyond that, our Relay For Life event reflects the personality of the Comstock Park community.

Some of last year's supporters

Saturday, May 19 2012 - Tyler Kremer Benefit

The Tyler Kremer’s benefit is scheduled for Saturday evening May 19th at Holy Trinity Parish Center

Tyler Kremer is a very brave seven year old boy and a 2nd grader at Holy Trinity School who was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL) when he was 4 years old. Mid April of this year, Tyler underwent a bone marrow transplant and is recuperating. Holy Trinity parish is organizing a benefit for the Kremer family on May 19th, 2012, from 6-10 p.m. in the parish family center, 1304 Alpine Church Road. The evening will includes a taco bar, silent auction, mini-raffle, kid’s carnival, 50/50, and concession stand food for sale and the opportunity to make a free will donation. Please come and enjoy a fun-filled evening while supporting the Kremer family. Call Judi Mason (784-5597) or Deb Wysocki (784-7309) if you have any questions about this benefit.

Leukemia Awareness
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a fast-growing cancer of the white blood cells. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that the body uses to fight infections. In ALL, the bone marrow makes lots of unformed cells called blasts that normally would develop into lymphocytes. However, the blasts are abnormal. They do not develop and cannot fight infections. The number of abnormal cells (or leukemia cells) grows quickly. They crowd out the normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets the body needs.

Each year, there about 2,900 new cases of children and adolescents diagnosed with ALL in the United States alone. Its signs and symptoms resemble other common illnesses, leading to other treatments before diagnosis.

Sunday May 20 2012 - Antique Tractor Show

The Alpine Township Historical Committee will host its second annual Antique Tractor Show on Sunday May 20, 2012.  Last year proved this to be a good time to renew old friendships, make new acquaintances, or just have a good old time.  Perhaps there may not be any remaining apple blossoms to drive under but it should not dampen the camaraderie. The Alpine Township Historical Committee wishes to thank all the participants and in particular Harold and Jo Ann Thome for their gracious hospitality and assistance. The Thome farm is located adjacent to the Alpine Township Community Building, 2015 7 Mile Rd, west of M-37 on the corner of Baumhoff Ave. Admission is free, refreshments will be served from 2:00 PM - 4:00 P.M.

Some of the tractors on display at last year's show

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