The Relay for Life of Crown Point will meet or surpass all its goals. Event organizers had hoped to have 150 participants and raise $25,000 during their cancer benefit. To date they have more than 200 participants registered and more than $20,000 contributed.
The Relay for Life of Crown Point will meet or surpass all its goals.
Event organizers had hoped to have 150 participants and raise $25,000 during their cancer benefit. To date they have more than 200 participants registered and more than $20,000 contributed.
“We’ve surpassed our participation goal and we feel very comfortable about reaching our monetary goal,” said Anita Johnson, event co-chair along with Carrie Pertak.
The Relay for Life of Crown Point will be held Oct. 6 and 7 at Crown Point Central School.
The event will feature teams walking on a track at the school from 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Walkers raise money — through pledges, find-raising events and other activities — to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
People can still register. Registration fee for the relay is now $20 a person. Each walker is asked to raise at least $100 for the American Cancer Society. Every walker who meets the $100 goal will receive a T shirt.
People interested in taking part can call Johnson at 597-9339 or Pertak at 216-4111. Information is also available on line at www.relayforlife.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelayForLifeOfCrownPoint
The relay has also been successful in attracting corporate sponsorship. Crown Point Telephone, Avery Energy of Crown Point, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union and the H-Team of Heritage Motors of Burlington, Vt., are offering support.
Community support has been overwhelming, Johnson said.
“We’re fortunate to live in such a caring place,” she said. “Our small businesses have really stepped up to help. Everyone has been wonderful.”
The Crown Point Relay for Life will have a DJ providing music throughout the night. There will also be food, games and other entertainment.
Teams are encouraged to bring tents and camp at the site. While each team is asked to have at least one walker on the track at all times, Johnson said, others participants and visitors are free to enjoy the various activities.
The relay will take on a carnival-like atmosphere, Johnson said. She hopes a lot of people — even those in participating as walkers — will attend.
“We hope as many people as possible will come out and see what it’s all about,” Johnson said. “I’m sure they’ll have fun and, maybe, they’ll decide to walk next year.”
A track will be created around a soccer field at the school. The track will be lit with electronic candles and construction lights will be used for the remainder of the area.
Johnson said there are a limited number of recreational vehicles sites available near the track and tents are encouraged to shelter walkers who may wish to sleep during the night.
Besides raising money to fight cancer, Johnson said the relay is a way of honoring victims of the disease.
“We hope as many cancer survivors as possible will join us that night to walk or just visit,” she said. “There will be a reception for survivors following the first lap of the walk. The biggest and best part of the relay is celebrating our survivors.”