Saturday, March 23, 2013
Robin Solid, of Woodbury, grew her hair out for two years and had it cut Thursday for a donation.
She woke up Thursday morning thinking: “I’m so done with my hair. I’m ready for a spring haircut.” A few hours later, Woodbury resident Robin Solid was a bit more anxious at Spalon Montage as stylist Tabitha Olson had the scissors ready. Solid grew her hair out for two years while living in France and decided to donate her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program she found through the American Cancer Society’s website. “Apparently, my hair will be combined with as many as 20 other donated ponytails and then all will be dyed a uniform shade for the wig that will be created,” Solid said. “My hair meets all the criteria—it is all one length and has not been permanently dyed or color-treated.” Plus, “they don’t mind if there’s some gray …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Wednesday home game will serve as “Royals vs. Cancer Night.”
As part of the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer program, the Woodbury High School football team’s final home game on Wednesday will be “Royals vs. Cancer Night.” Organizers are raising funds to support the American Cancer Society through three promotions. Pink "Royals vs. Cancer" shirts are being sold for $10 at the school (100 percent of the profits from these shirt sales will go to the ACS). Remaining pink shirts will be available for sale at the game on Wednesday night. During fifth period on Tuesday, Oct. 16, WHS is conducting a school-wide donation drive. “If every student at WHS donates $5, we will be the top donating high school in the state of Minnesota,” reads a notice from the school. During the football game on …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Thousands turned out for the event Friday and Saturday at East Ridge High School.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Thousands were on hand Friday for the Relay for Life of South Washington County at East Ridge High School.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society has a growing number of youth teams.
The Relay for Life of South Washington County begins Friday evening, when nearly 1,500 people will walk around the track at East Ridge High School for 14 hours as part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This is the second year the local Relay for Life has teamed up with the Cottage Grove event, said Mara Mayberry, the event co-chair. Since the Woodbury event began in the mid-1990s, about $1.4 million has been raised, she said. This year’s Relay saw a big bump in participation, Mayberry said. Last year about 950 people participated—this year there will be 1,450 people walking in 130 teams. A big part of that was the increase in youth-led teams, which Mayberry attributed to East Ridge High School student Ann Haering, who died …
Monday, May 9, 2011
Dozens of residents, and their dogs, came out to Ojibway Park on Saturday for a Relay for Life fundraiser.
The Relay for Life of South Washington County held a “Bark for Life” event Saturday at Ojibway Park in Woodbury. The day included a walk around the park, entertainment, games for the dogs and other activities. All of the ticket proceeds benefit the local Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will be held June 3-4 at East Ride High School. For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/sowashcomn.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Nearly 300 attendees shop to “celebrate, remember, fight back.”
The wind and rain was obviously not going to be enough to stop hundreds of gals (and their gal pals) from enjoying an evening of shopping, food and fun at Woodbury Lakes last Thursday—especially because it was for a deserving cause. For the second year in a row, Girl’s Night Out successfully raised thousands of dollars in support of a local charity. Last year, Woodbury Lakes partnered with the Woodbury Community Foundation to raise nearly $3,000. This time, 100 percent of the event’s net proceeds—$2,840—will be donated toward the fight against cancer through the Relay for Life of South Washington County, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that will be held June 3-4 at East Ridge High School. Excited attendees lined up to receive …