Monday, April 29, 2013
The field behind the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center was filled with teams and spectators helping out the American Cancer Society.
Hundreds of residents gathered for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life of Dearborn fundraising event under beautiful blue skies at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center on April 27. The event was held at the center's soccer field, which was dotted with Relay team tents and fundraising activities. Event Chairwoman Alysia Schuler said that in addition to raising money, the event serves to celebrate those who've fought cancer and honor those who have lost their battles. The Relay itself, a continuous overnight walk around the track meant to symbolize the hardship of fighting cancer, starts each year with a survivor's lap to honor those who have beaten the disease. "Relay is an amazing night when we all work together to …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society takes place April 27-28 and is open to the public.
The Dearborn Relay for Life event, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will take place beginning Saturday on the grounds of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Starting at 10 a.m., individuals and teams will walk for 24 hours around a designated track, raising money to benefit cancer research, as well as programs for cancer victims and their families. "Relay is an amazing night when we all work together to fight back against cancer," event chairwoman Alysia Schuler said. “We invite the public to come out and spend time with our teams that will camp out and walk the track for 24 hours." Schuler said some of this year's highlights include the opening ceremony celebrating survivors and caregivers at 10 a.m., and a candlelight …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dearborn's 24-hour Relay for Life event will be held in April.
Twenty-four hours. One-hundred thousand dollars to raise. Dozens of teams. and 12.6 million Americans celebrating more birthdays, thanks to funding raised by Relay for Life. Dearborn's Relay for Life kickoff takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The Dearborn Relay for Life event, a 24-hour walk that helps raise funds for the American Cancer Society, will be held this year on April 27-28. Each year, hundreds of Dearborn residents and their friends and family take part in the event—including those who have lost loved ones to cancer and those who have overcome the disease in its many forms. According to Relay organizers: This inspiring overnight event unites people throughout our …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Join Team Dearborn at any of the five participating bars for drink and food specials, and to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The Relay for Life event season is over, but one Dearborn team is still going strong with fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Team Dearborn will be hosting their Ugly Up the Avenue Pub Crawl in west downtown Dearborn Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. This event will be tropical-themed, and participants are encourage to don their best luau getout. Proceeds will benefit ACS, and add to the team's annual fundraising total–which is around $25,000, according to co-captain Amy Stegner. The evening will begin at Buffalo Wild Wings, where participants can register between 7-9 p.m. From there, the group will move every hour to the Biergarten, Post Bar, Bailey's and the Double Olive, in that order. "The bars have all been really supportive…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The annual Dearborn Relay for Life took place May 12-13 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
They came, they relayed, they watched city leaders take a pie to the face–all in the name of finding a cure for cancer. Dearborn's Relay for Life event took place from 10 a.m. May 12-10 a.m. May 13 outside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The 24-hour walk, which is held each year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, included several events for survivors and their loved ones, a luminaria ceremony, and some unique fundraisers new for 2012. One of the most popular was "Four Pies and a Poncho," unique event hosted by Team Dearborn that pitted city leaders against each other in a fundraising battle. The "winner"–Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Brian Whiston–received the poncho. The other four contestants–Dearborn Mayor…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Relay for Life of Dearborn takes place from 10 a.m. May 12-10 a.m. May 13 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
Relay for Life of Dearborn takes place from 10 a.m. May 12-10 a.m. May 13 outside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Key activities include: Find out more about Dearborn's Relay event, or make a donation on their website.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Four Pies and a Poncho will pit Mayor Jack O'Reilly and others against each other to see who "wins" the honor of having pies thrown at them.
Several big names in Dearborn could be taking a pie to the face this Saturday in support of raising funds to cure cancer. Team Dearborn–which is participating in Relay for Life from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center and hopes to raise $25,000–will be hosting a special fundraiser called "Four Pies and a Poncho." The fundraiser involves five contestants: Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly, Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Brian Whiston, Wayne County Commissioner Gary Woronchak, Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive Chairman Steve Worden and Dearborn High School Principal Chuck Baughman. People can "vote" with donations to the American Cancer Society and the contestant with the most donations in his name …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Two women–cousins and Dearborn Relay for Life participants–explain why combating cancer is a personal, worldwide, and a family effort.
Donna Adams and Cynthia Wilson share a lot–they’re cousins, have optimistic outlooks on life, and they’re both cancer survivors. They’re also both involved with Dearborn’s Relay for Life, and will be continuing a 25-year tradition of relaying in various cities on Sunday, May 12, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center when they continue the fight toward finding a cure for cancer. “Relay for Life and other organizations have really improved things,” Wilson says of their continual support of the organization, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society. “People are living longer.” “And living better,” Adams adds. It helps to continue the fight that the two women are very clear on why they do what they do: love for themselves…
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Joining Relay for Life of Dearborn isn't just about raising money–it's about saving lives.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I became aware of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Dearborn in the early spring of 2008, after almost dying from colon cancer surgery complications in June 2007. My wife also had a bout with a cancerous facial melanoma last fall. What was of great help to both of us in dealing with the specter and reality of cancer was spending time with those very involved with Dearborn’s Relay for Life. The whole concept of cancer can be debilitating mentally. Cancer fears, when shared with others who care about you and who understand what you are going through, can be just another challenge in an otherwise busy life. Fortunately for my wife and me, the Dearbornites who are involved in our community’s Relay for Life are really involved. …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Planning your weekend in Dearborn? We're here to help.
It's the end of the week. You're bored. You want something to do. Dearborn, you've come to the right place. Here are some of the highlights coming up: 1. UGLY UP THE AVENUE BAR CRAWL Where/When: Starts at Buffalo Wild Wings, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday Why Go: Help Team Dearborn begin their fundraising season for Relay for Life with this bar crawl fundraiser. Every hour past 9 p.m. will be spent at a new bar, including the Biergarten, Post Bar, Bailey's and Double Olive. Includes an ugly sweater contest, raffles and more. Ages 21 and older only! Pricing: $15 2. SANTA AT THE SMOKE HOUSE Where/When: Fire Station No. 2/Fire Safety House, 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Why Go: Bring the kids to get their photos with Santa, plus enjoy free treats, …