Category: Relay for Life

166. Join the Community at Tonight’s Relay for Life

 Barrington will be in the spotlight tonight, with WGN-TV personalities and camera crews taking part in TONIGHT’S Barrington Relay for Life. Many months of hard work, team building and fundraising have gone into preparations for the Relay and organizers say now they’re hoping the community comes out in force to make Barrington’s event shine.

According to the Barrington Relay’s website, more than 800 people signed up to participate on 92 teams by walking laps at Barrington High School Stadium tonight, Friday June 8th, to raise money for programs supported by the American Cancer Society.  Relay for Life Chair, Joanne Dalessandro, says the goal is to raise $350,000 in this year’s Relay.  For every dollar raised, 93 cents will go back to the Barrington community for cancer-related causes.

If you’re not familiar with the Relay, here’s how it works and what’s in store:…

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165. Help Team “Elena Rocks” Fight Back Against Cancer

 The 2012 Barrington Relay for Life is happening TOMORROW and team leaders like 14-year-old Nick Rodriguez are in the final stages of preparing for the big night.  Nick’s team, called Elena Rocks, is one of over 90 teams participating in this year’s Relay.  The event itself is an impressive feat in planning, preparation and fundraising, but what I find most inspiring are the personal stories motivating many of the teams to take part.  For team Elena Rocks, it’s a story about two young siblings taking charge in the face of cancer to support their 10-year-old sister, who is a survivor.
Elena Rodriguez was diagnosed with a cancer called Neuroblastoma when she was just 13-months-old.  She has been in some form of treatment nearly her entire life and has undergone four major brain surgeries in the last 18 months to address serious complications caused by treatments for the disease.…

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139. Get Pumped for “Purple Heals” & the Relay for Life

 Barrington’s Relay for Life is just over six weeks away and things are heating up around town this week as the community hops on board the Relay’s “Purple Heals” campaign, starting with a major local shopping and dining event this Thursday night.

If you’ve seen posters with a giant purple heel posted around town, it’s the symbol for “Purple Heals”, a series of three upcoming shopping and social events in Barrington where participating merchants are offering a portion of their proceeds to support Barrington’s Relay coming up in June. But you don’t have to wear sky high stilettos to take part. These events are designed for shoppers and diners to enjoy Barrington’s best boutiques, restaurants and bars while supporting a great local cause. So mark your calendars…we can tell by the Facebook buzz that these events are going to be HOT!……

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