Grand Island Relay For Life
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9, 2013
A.C.S. Grand Island Relay Site
Relay For Life Page - 2012
Relay For Life Planning Meeting - September 2013The Relay For Life of Grand Island Planning Committee is hoping to plan an even better Relay for 2014…. Are you interested in helping to plan the 2014 Grand Island Relay For Life?? The first committee meeting has been scheduled for Monday, September 23rd at 6PM at the Grand Island Memorial Library. Everybody is welcome. We love new faces with new ideas and suggestions!!! The date for Relay 2014 is scheduled for Saturday May 31st at Grand Island's own beautiful Veteran's Park. Hope to see you there!
Father's Day Lawnmower Race, Car Show & Kevin Doring 5k Walk - June 2013
See Slide Show - Photos by K & D Action PhotoThe weather was a bit dicey on Sunday morning, June 16th but that didn't keep walkers from walking. It did keep the classic cars away, with only a few braving the raindrops to be on display. But the main event went off without a hitch. A total of 30 entrants signed up to participate in the lawn mower race. In the walk behind division, the youngest entrant ever and son of a popular committee member and past race winner, Pete Marston, five year-old Pete Marston III won.
Vintage Class: Jim Mazza
Stock Class: Floyd Doring 16mph
Super Stock (single cylinder): Pete Marston 37mph
Super Stock (two cylinder): Bryan Zulawski 42 mph
Modified Class: Rob Schooping 63 mph
The event raised close to $5000 for the Relay For Life.
Relay For Life 2013 Slideshow
Aaron Bobeck Photos
Grand Island Relay For Life - Saturday, June 8 - May 2013The Relay For Life of Grand Island is Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9th at Veterans Park, 1715 Bedell Road and begins at 2:00 p.m. There are 41 teams and 480 participants who have already raised $91,612.55! Survivors and handicapped attendees are invited to use the Bedell Road entrance (Library) to park. All others are asked to enter from Baseline, either through Island Park or Woodstream. Parking is limited and the committee STRONGLY encourage people to carpool!!
See schedule of events.
Kaegebein Relay Team Hot Dog & Bake Good Sale - May 2013The Kaegebein School Relay for Life team will have a hot dog and baked good sale on Saturday, June 1st at the VFW Post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. from 11am - 3pm. Please consider stopping by to grab some lunch and support our team.
Relay For Life "Cut-A-Thon" - May 2013Hair Envy Salon will be having a "Cut-A-Thon" on Sunday, June 2nd from noon-3:30pm at 2421 Grand Island Blvd., in the plaza. There is a $10.00 donation for a haircut and 100% of the proceeds go to Relay for Life.
Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Fun - May 2013
Decklan Burke enjoys his hot dog.
Grand Island Relay For Life Team "Mallwitz Cancer Crew" didn’t let the cool temps and a little wind stop them from doing their part in the fight to find a cure for cancer at the Relay For Life Chicken BBQ on May 11th. BW’s BBQ grilled up some tasty chicken that was served up by the Cancer Crew while a basket raffle, silent auction, and music provided by DJ Deno rounded out the day. Mallwitz’s Cancer Crew wants to thank everybody that supported this event and help make it so successful. Over $4,500 was raised for the Grand Island Relay For Life.
Left: John Thurnherr and Jonathan Dingey (sorry Jon!) package dinners.
Right: Mary Dunbar-Daluisio and Jim Daluisio enjoy bbq.
Mary Stewart photos - Click photos for larger view
Tricia's 7th Annual Bootcamp Relay Fundraiser - May 2013The "Record Breakers featuring The Polka Dot Chix” fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 25th at the Hive Lifespan Center, 9570 Transit Road, East Amherst. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and there will be a basket raffle and 50/50 drawing along with the four exercise classes. See flyer for details.
"Kickin Grass" Lawnmower Race, Classic Car Show and 5k Kevin Doring Walk - May 2013The "Kickin Grass" Lawnmower Race, Classic Car Show and 5k Kevin Doring Walk is planned for Father's Day, Sunday, June 16th. The event is located on West River Parkway between Long Road and Sunset Drive. There will be face painting and activities for the kids, souvenir t-shirts, prizes for best decorated lawn mower and live music by "The U.S.A." See flyer for 5k Kevin Doring Walk form and event registration information. Go to www.gilawnmowerraces.webs.com for race and car show info. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life.
"Spike Out Cancer" Volleyball Tournament - May 2013A "mixed" volleyball tournament will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Veteran's Park Courts starting at 1:00 p.m. Teams of four (one girl on court at all times), ages 13-18 are invited to sign up. The entry fee is $25 and is limited to the first 16 teams registered. See flyer for information.
"Bowl For A Cure" - May 2013The 8th Annual "Bowl for a Cure" Bowl-A-Thon, Silent Auction and Basket Raffle will be held on Friday, May 31st at 6:00 p.m. at Mallwitz Island Lanes. Relay for Life teams are invited to collect donations from sponsors (family, friends, etc.) to add to your team fundraising. There is a $10 donation for students and $15 for adults to participate. The fee includes 2 games of cosmic bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop. See flyer for sponsor form.
Grand Island "Great Kids" on WGRZ - May 2013
Emily and Caralyn ReynoldsBe sure to tune into Channel 2 (WGRZ) news this Monday, May 6, 2013 between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. to view Kevin O'Neill's "Great Kids" segment featuring the Grand Island Relay for Life Honorary Caregiver, this year Huth Road 5th Grader Emily Reynolds, and her sister 3rd Grader Caralyn, who is courageously battling cancer. You will also see AnnMarie Salviski the 2013 Relay for Life Honorary Survivor along with other familiar GI Relay faces. The segment may only be 2 minutes or so long, but it will surely be amazing and inspiring! Relay for Life is Saturday, June 8th, at 2:00 p.m. until Sunday, June 9th at 6:00 a.m. New this year, there will be a race the morning of Relay, June 8th at Veterans Park. "Race for a Cure" has a 8:00 a.m. start time and you can register online at www.score-this.com or download a registration form at buffalorunners.com. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!
Paint the Town Purple Events - April 2013The commitee for Relay For Life of Grand Island will be decorating the Town Commons on Saturday, April 27th, in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, Wednesday, May 1st. Bows will be available for purchase at the First Niagara branch on Grand Island Boulevard from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m on April 27th. Bows are $5.00 and will be available while supplies last. 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. 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.
This year we will be sponsoring a Paint the Town Purple Fight Back Bowling Event, May 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Mallwitz Island Lanes. $5 includes two games of bowling, shoes & pop. This is not a fundraiser - just a chance to have some fun with your Relay friends so grab a group and join us!! For more information, please call Becky Sommer-Stufkosky at 774-8978.