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1/4/10 12:09 A

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I have done the walks several times and my favorite times to walk are the middle of the night shifts like 3 am to 5 am because the air is crisp and the luminary bags are still just dimly lit and it is a peaceful and great way to start a day!

Even if a team is not put together it is a beautiful event to support and the luminary ceremony is wonderful.

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11/23/09 4:40 P

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The relay's are a fund raiser for American Cancer Society. Teams of 12-24 people commit to raising money prior to the event and then one team member is supposed to be on the track walking at all times. Since it is a 24 hour event, if you have 12 members, each member would walk two hours. Each team has a site on the track where they can sell stuff or have a raffle with all proceeds going to the relay. Usually a few people on each team camp out all night and they have fun activities going on all the time. If you raise at least $100 you receive an event t-shirt (this is in addition to the team registration fee). This event is for anybody....cancer survivor or not. It is fairly easy to get donations. When you register on line you can send e-mails through the team page and people can donate easily with a credit card. Riverbank Relay's kick off is in January, I think. When I find out the date, I'll post it. I hope this answers all the questions, if not let me know! Linda

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11/22/09 11:37 P

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Riverbank's relay is on May 22nd. Modesto's is on May 15th.
Not sure about the cost, it looks like there is a $100 fee to start a team, and not sure if we could just all sign up as individuals. I believe it's a fund raiser for Cancer research. I'm working on getting more information. In the meantime try this link for more info www.relayforlife.org/relay/whatisrel
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11/12/09 6:02 P

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are this walks for cancer survivors? Also, what is the approximate cost, do you guys know? I have never been in any official walk, but would love to get myself ready. Currently I'm doing another round of Rituxan for a lymphoma. I'm not at my best this specific time, but would love to have a date to look forward to, and to prepared myself for.

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10/27/09 11:24 A

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Save this date – Thursday, October 29th, 2009, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Doubletree Hotel

Put it in your phone, write it on a sticky note, put it on the frig, tell your friends, commit it to memory using that crazy mnemonic device of yours - whatever it takes.

It’s the Relay For Life of Modesto Kick-Off and YOU need to be there!

Why?
Glad you asked … Have you heard of the “-tions”?
Here’s what we mean - attend the Kick-Off and you will receive - free of charge - all of the following:
• Introductions
• Inspiration
• Information
• Recognition
• Celebration
• Gratitude-ation
• Multi-Media Presentation
• Registration
• Collaboration
• Determination
• Call to Action
• Did we mention Inspiration?!!
• RELAY NATION!!

Please - save this date and forward this message on to your teammates and anyone who you think may be interested in joining us.



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10/26/09 8:56 A

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DFG5876 says "Sounds like a great idea."
and Cami is in too! emoticon

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10/25/09 6:39 P

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From Linda aka BERRYPUFF
I think this is a good idea...I'm on the committee for the Riverbank Relay and noticed you had the date wrong. Riverbank's relay is on May 22nd. Modesto's is on May 15th. They always start on Saturday morning and go into Sunday morning so some of the other cities you listed may not be correct either.

This will be Riverbank's fourth relay and I would love to see the Modesto Spark team walk in Riverbank! It is a very short drive if you live on the east side of town and since they are a smaller relay, it is lots of fun. We especially are looking for survivors to participate, so spread the word!


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10/25/09 3:14 P

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Just got this from Kayla aka TAPLEY2010

Hey, I think that this is an awesome idea!! I live in Merced so the Merced one would work for me. But if you guys did it in Modesto or Turlock or even Atwater, I didnt see that one on the list but I know they do it too, but I'd be down to participate if its close to me!! :D


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10/25/09 12:00 P

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Which event would you be most interested in? If we register before November 30th we get 10% off the fee WOOHOO! Plus, plenty of time to train.
4/24 Oakdale
4/29 Merced
5/1 Turlock
5/1 Patterson
5/1 Manteca
5/8 Los Banos
5/27 Riverbank
6/5 Lodi
TBD Modesto

Thanks Cami for looking into this!

Edited by: LAURA95368 at: 10/25/2009 (12:04)
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