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Grand Island Relay For Life

The Grand Island Relay For Life smashed their $100,000 goal for 2019 by raising $118,131.11!!!!!

Friday, June 7th - 4:00 p.m. - Cooking Up A Cure!
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Schedule of Events

The 12 Days of Holiday Relay Prizes - November 2019

    The Grand Island Relay For Life Committee is conducting a festive fundraiser for the holidays. "The 12 Days of Holiday Relay Prizes" will take place from December 1st - 12th. Tickets are $10.00 each of three for $25.00. Must be purchased by November 29, 2019. See flyer for prizes and details. Tickets may be purchased at deSignet Jewelry, 1869 Whitehaven Road.

King of the Wing is Back! - November 2019

Scott Kalman ate 33 wings to tie Nate Miles, but fundraised way more to win the crown of King of the Wing!
Meet the Team.
   King of the Wing is back! It's a crazy chicken wing eating contest that takes place in the Relay For Life community, around the world, to raise money in the fight against cancer. It is on Friday, November 15th at Say Cheese Pizza, 1771 Love Road, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    The contest- 3 guys, 3 girls, 1 cancer survivor...10 minutes...the team eats all the wings they can to earn bragging rights. To earn the King of the Wing title & trophy we need to back those wings up with lots of bucks (pledges & donations). Three ways you can help 1-Be at Say Cheese and cheer us on when the wing eating contest starts at 7:30. 2- enjoy the pizza. wings & pop buffet put on by Say Cheese from 6:30- 8:30 for $15 a person. 3 Make a donation or make a per wing pledge to any of our team members on website. There will also be a basket raffle that night. Come try your luck!

Lift Our Spirits for Relay For Life - October 2019

(10-30-19) The event has been postponed....no date has been set.    The Purple Ribbon Warrior Team is hosting "Lift Our Spirits for Relay For Life" on Friday, November 8th at The Falconwood in Beaver Island State Park. It is a wine, beer & basket raffle event with light snacks, $25 presale and $30 at the door. See flyer. Tickets.

Northtown Volvo, Porsche & Landrover of Buffalo - June 2019

Brian Runions of Northtown is pictured above with his uncle Floyd Doring.

   Northtown Volvo, Porsche & Landrover of Buffalo is again a major sponsor of the Grand Island Father's Day Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Lawnmower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk/Run & Car Show . This will be the 10th anniversary of the race, resurrected in 2009, by Floyd Doring and Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, to benefit the Grand Island Relay For Life. The event will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3957 West River Parkway, (near Long Road). There will also be a kid zone, food, music and 50/50. See flyer for more details. Thank you to the event sponsors.

Father's Day Lawnmower Race, 5K and Car Show - May 2019

   The Grand Island Father's Day Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Lawnmower Race and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk/Run & Car Show will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3957 West River Parkway, (near Long Road). There will also be a kid zone, food, music and 50/50. See flyer for more details. Thank you to the event sponsors.

6th Annual Daniel McBride Memorial Cup - May 2019

    The 7th Annual Daniel McBride Memorial Cup will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Harborcenter, 100 Washington Street, Buffalo, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event was started in 2013 to raise money for the Grand Island Relay for Life. Shortly after the first event, Island resident Dan McBride passed away from cancer. You can enjoy hockey with some Island friends and family, and even some local Stars! There is a basket raffle. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K - April 2019

Start of race.


Left: Female winner Sabrina Quiros. Right: Male winner Sam Chege.

    The 2nd Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K was held on Sunday, April 14th, and considering the less than stellar weather, it was a huge success. Close to 200 people signed up for the race and 170 crossed the finish line. Male winner with a time of 19:13 was Sam Chege. Female winner with a time of 22:58 was Sabrina Quiros. Close to $5000 was raised from entry fees, basket raffle and sale of merchandise. This event is in honor of Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, who lost her battle with cancer in 2017, and for years before, led the Grand Island Relay For Life.

Paint the Town Purple - April 2019

From left: Mark Gorton, Sara Gorton and Lisa Dudley.

    Committee members of the 2019 Relay For Life will be "Painting the Town Purple" on Saturday, May 4th at the Town Commons and Town Hall. Nationally, May 1st is the official "Paint the Town Purple". Bows will be available to be purchased on May 4th at the Northwest branch on Grand Island Boulevard from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m as well as at deSignet Jewelers at 1869 Whitehaven Road. Large bows are $5.00 and will be available while supplies last. Smaller bows will also be available for a $1.00 donation.
    Be creative and spread the word. When someone asks you why you dressed up your front door purple, be sure to tell them May 4th is May Day for Relay. Committee members 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. Whatever you choose to do, show your purple spirit and make that spirit contagious. Whether you choose to decorate alone or with a group of friends, feel good knowing that you are showing your support for those who have fought or continue their battle with cancer. For more information, please call Becky Sommer-Stufkosky at 774-8978.
    The Grand Island Relay For Life "Cooking Up a Cure" wil take place at Veterans Park on Friday, June 7th.

4th Annual Bowl For A Cure - March 2019

   The 4th Annual Bowl For A Cure takes place on Friday, March 22nd. The Bowl-a-Thon, Silent Auction and Basket Raffle will be held at Mallwitz's Island Lanes at 6:00 p.m. Students are $15/adults $20. Tickets inculde 2 games cosmic bowling, shoe rental, pizza & pop. Raise donations and get free basket raffle tickets. See flyer for details and sponsor sheet.

Relay For Life Kick-Off and Soup-a-Thon - March 2019

    The Relay For Life Kick-Off and Soup-a-Thon will take place on Tuesday, March 12th at Ellden's at River Oaks from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bring a crockpot of your favorite soup and enter the "contest" with a $5 donation. All donations collected will be donated to the winning soup's team fundraising. Want to be a soup judge... all you have to do is show up, sample the soup and cast your vote!! See flyer.
   Kick Off is about more than making and eating soup... We'll recap our 2018 Relay, you'll get a chance to meet our 2019 Honorary Survivor and hear about the fun things planned for our 2019 theme - Cooking Up A Cure!! This is also a great night to learn what Relay is and how you can get involved.

2nd Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K - February 2019

    The 2nd Annual Purple Ribbon Warrior 5K will be held on Sunday, April 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Say Cheese Pizza, Love Road, Grand Island. The race will start and finish in front of Say Cheese Pizza Co. The course design is USATF certified (NY18005JJ) by Jeff John of BuffaloRunners.com. Join us after the race for a post race celebration including delicious pizza provided by our host, beverages, music, and the awards ceremony!
    WHY PURPLE RIBBON WARRIOR: This is a story about one of the most courageous people you would have ever met. In the year 2005, Mary Dunbar-Daluisio was diagnosed with Carcinoid Tumors and fought this disease for 11 years. During this courageous battle it was never about her. She stood firm with her belief that everything happens for a reason and that with her diagnosis, the doctors at Roswell Park could learn more about the cause, treatment & the finding of a cure in her lifetime.
    Mary chose to help other survivors during her own fight by taking part in the Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser that supports the fight against ALL cancers by funding research, education, advocacy and patient service programs right here in Buffalo. Purple is the color of Relay For Life, the ribbon is a symbol of hope and support, and a warrior is any one fighting for a cure…. A Purple Ribbon Warrior is somebody looking to put an end to ALL cancers.
    For years, Mary was a ray of sunshine to so many with her positive outlook. It is now our time to remember & honor Mary, along with all survivors, by helping in any way that we can do to fight back against cancer through Relay For Life of Grand Island & the ACS– the group Mary worked so hard with to find a cure. Please join us in the fight for a cure and run/walk this race for the survivor in your life.
    Sign Up at Register This. PDF Application. Fee: $25 through April 9, 2019, $30 through race day. Food & Drink only $15. Facebook Page. All participants who register by 4/01/19 will be guaranteed to receive a long sleeve cotton shirt along with one of our great swag bags. Additional shirts (if any) will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.