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Grand Island Relay For Life

Friday, June 8, 2012
6:30 p.m. at Masters Field-Grand Island High School
A.C.S. Grand Island Relay Site

Relay For Life Page - 2011

Grand Island High School Recognized - August 2012

From left: Principal Sandra Anzalone, Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, Cheryl Chamberlain, Mandy Myers, Shannon Borreali and Debbie Billica.
Jodi Robinson Photo

   On Monday, August 20th, members of the Grand Island Relay For Life Committee met with representatives of Grand Island High School to thank them for the past ten years of hosting Relay For Life at the track. Two boulders were donated and placed in a courtyard at the school. Due to construction, next year's Relay will be held at Veterans Park on June 8 & 9, 2013.

Relay For Life Pancake Breakfast

   A Relay for Life Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser is planned for Sunday, July 15, 2012. It will take place at Zebb's Restaurant located at 2975 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $6.00 per person. Contact Kathy Kraft or AnnMarie Salviski at Fresenius Kabi Pharmaceuticals, 773-0800.

Relay For Life 2012 Slideshow & Photos

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Thanks to Renee Gugino and JT Tomkins.

Relay For Life 2012 Slideshow

Bob Kopf Photos

   Grand Island's Relay For Life event was well attended on Friday, June 8, 2012. That certainly helped in bringing the total funds raised to over $148,000, so far this year. This years total is over $5,000 more than our biggest year in 2008. As this is the 10th year of Grand Island Relay, everyone was hoping to break the $1,000,000 mark. We not only made that goal, we are $92,000 above it with two and a half months left to add more money. Thanks to the 54 teams and 541 participants in making this the best Relay ever. Frank Brusino is the 2012 Honorary Survivor and Tricia Giambattista, the Honorary Caregiver. Co-Chairs of this year's event are Candy Mye, Becky Stufkosky and Lynn Dingey.

Relay For Life 2012 Is Here! - June 2012

   Grand Island Relay For Life's "A Million Steps of Hope" is scheduled for Friday, June 8th at the Grand Island High School track. This year, the teams have raised over $112,000 before the event even takes place! Team set-up begins at 2:30 p.m., the Survivor Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and the Opening Ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. The Basket Raffle will be available from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. In case you can't make Relay, baskets and gift certificates are currently on display at deSignet International at 1869 Whitehaven Road and tickets are available for $5 a sheet or 5 sheets for $20. For complete details see Event Schedule, Entertainment Schedule and Track Map.

2012 Fundraising Events Information
Saturday, March 31st - Band & Baskets at Mallwitz Island Lanes
Saturday, April 21st - Ol' Fashion Relay For Life Bowl-a-thon
Sunday, April 22nd - Thirty-One Party for Relay
Friday & Saturday, April 27th & 28th - BonTon Community Days
Saturday, May 12th - Chicken BBQ at Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, See information
Saturday, May 26th - E-Recycle at APP, See information
Friday, June 1st - Bowl For A Cure, see info below
Saturday, June 2nd - Kaegebein Hot Dog Sale, 11AM - 3PM during the Woodstream Meadows Yard Sale.

7th Annual Bowl For A Cure - May 2012

   The Relay For Life team "Vikings For A Cure" is sponsoring their 7th annual "Bowl For A Cure" event at Mallwitz's Island Lanes on Friday, June 1st at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $10 student/$15 adult and $20 at the door. This includes 2 games of cosmic bowling (bumpers available), shoe rental, pizza, pop and a chance to win great prizes. There is a silent auction and basket raffle. Bring your relay team and you can raise money for your team by collecting donations from sponsors. Turn in $50 in donations at the event and receive 50 free basket raffle tickets. $100 in donations gets you 100 free chances. There will also be a shopping bazaar with numerous home party consultants selling their wares. For more information contact Diane at 773-5714.

Chicken BBQ at Grand Island Rod & Gun Club - May 2012

    The Chicken BBQ is Saturday, May 12th, 2-7PM at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club. Tickets are $9 presale or $10 at the door. BBQ by BW’s, music by DJ Deno, basket raffle, other misc raffles, hot dogs available for non chicken lovers and as always take out is available. To donate a basket or for more ticket information please call Nancy at 907-9037. See Flyer.

Relay Volunteers Paint the Town Purple - May 2012

From left: Mary Dunbar-Daluisio and Lisa Dudley sell bows outside of HSBC.
Rene Gugino Photo

   Take a look at the Town Commons next time you drive by and see the efforts of the Relay For Life volunteers. The volunteers tied purple bows around many, many trees on Saturday, April 28th to celebrate Paint the Town Purple day, Tuesday, May 1st. The decorations also herald the annual Relay For Life walk at the Grand Island High School, Friday, June 8th. Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Opening ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Come out and show your support for the American Cancer Society. In ten years, the Grand Island Relay has raised over $1,000,000 to help the fight against cancer.

Paint The Town Purple Information - April 2012

    Grand Island’s Relay For Life committee will be decorating the Town Commons on Saturday, April 28th, in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, Tuesday, May 1st. They are encouraging all Grand Islanders to follow their lead as well as inspiring others to follow. It’s easy and fun. Just hang up some purple decorations, wear your favorite purple tie or plant purple flowers in your front yard. Whether you do it yourself, or with a group of Relay friends, show your support for those who have fought or continue their battle with cancer. Bows will be available for purchase at the HSBC branch on Grand Island Boulevard from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m on April 28th. Bows ($5 donation) and ribbon ($1 donation), while supplies last, are available at DeSignet, 1869 Whitehaven, 9-5 Monday-Friday and Saturday 9-2. Be creative and spread the word. When someone asks you why you dressed up your front door purple, be sure to tell them May 1st is May Day for Relay. For more information, please call Becky Sommer-Stufkosky at 774-8978.

2012 Kickin Grass Lawn Mower Race and Classic Car Show - April 2012

   The annual lawn mower race and car show is a Relay For Life fundraiser and is scheduled for Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Registration for the race is from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., with race time planned from noon - 3:30 p.m. The car show is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Both events take place on West River Parkway, between Long Road and Sunset Drive. See Lawn Mower Race and Car Show for complete details.

Relay For Life Electronic Recycle Fundraiser - April 2012

   Team APP, Fresenius Kabi, USA, will host a Electronics Recycling Event at APP Pharmaceuticals LLC, / Fresenius Kabi, 3159 Staley Rd., Grand Island on May 26, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is an electronics recycling program. If you have any electronics that you need to trash let us help you get rid of them. We will be accepting donations of electronics that can no longer be picked-up on a regular trash day. Your trash will become a donation to the American Cancer Society supporting the Relay for Life. See Recycling Info., Acceptable Materials, and Data Destruction Info. for complete details.

Mallwitz Purple Cancer Crew Fundraiser - March 2012

Mallwitz Purple Cancer Crew Relay for Life team will host "Band & Baskets" at Mallwitz Island Lanes, 1887 Whitehaven Rd. on Saturday, March 31, 2012. A basket raffle will be held 6pm-10pm and a live band, "Wide Right" will play from 8pm - midnight. Everyone is welcome. See
flyer for details.

Polka Dot Chix Announces "Bootcamp" - Feb. 2012

The Team Record Breakers featuring The Polka Dot Chix Relay for Life team announces its annual Bootcamp being held at Bally Total Fitness on Saturday, March 10, 2012. See
"BootCamp" for details.

Team Captain Meeting Schedule - 2012

   All Team Captain meetings will be held in the Grand Island High School small cafeteria located at 1100 Ransom Road.

Tuesday, March 13, 7pm
Tuesday, April 17, 7pm
Tuesday, May 8, 7pm
Tuesday, May 29, 7pm *Bank and T-Shirt Night, Theme Basket Drop Off

Relay For Life 2012 Kick-Off - January 2012

   Relay for Life 2012 is scheduled for Friday, June 8th, at the GIHS track. This year's event is designated "A Million Steps of Hope". Grand Island Relay should go over the $1,000,000 mark in dollars raised this year. The Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2012 in the GIHS Small Cafeteria from 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. Frank Brusino is the 2012 Honorary Survivor. See flyer for details. For more information please call Candy Mye at: 716-773-5311; visit - www.relayforlife.org/grandislandny or email: stufkosky@verizon.net / ldingey@grand-island.ny.us.