Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This year’s fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is set for June 7-8 at East Ridge High School.
The Relay for Life of South Washington County asks people to walk, relay-style, around the track at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. But those looking for more of a challenge during the event can take part in a new “Fight Back 5K” being organized in conjunction with this year’s Relay. The Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and the local event has been the top money earner in the state over the past three years. Patch asked Dave Olson, a volunteer, about this year's Relay for Life and upcoming 5K. Woodbury Patch: What are the details for the 2013 Relay for Life? Dave Olson: This year’s Relay is June 7 and 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. at East Ridge High School. The last three years, the Relay for Life of …
Monday, June 11, 2012
People can still contribute toward this year’s American Cancer Society fundraiser through Aug. 31.
While South Washington County Relay for Life organizers expect to be short of their own fundraising goal, they will likely hit the $270,000 mark the American Cancer Society set for the event. Mara Mayberry, co-chair of this year’s Relay for Life, said $238,500 had been raised as of Saturday morning. That was behind last year’s total at that point ($235,000), but she still anticipates $270,000 will be raised. People can donate through the event website until Aug. 31, and Mayberry said she expects a few big checks to come in from sponsors. Planners for the local event wanted to raise $300,000 as a stretch goal, Mayberry said. “I wanted a ‘3’ in front of that number,” she said. Related: Photos: 2012 South Washington County Relay for …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Thousands of people headed to Woodbury's East Ridge High School for the American Cancer Society fundraiser, which kicked off Friday evening and continued until Saturday morning.
The 2012 Relay for Life of South Washington County drew thousands of people to Woodbury's East Ridge High School for the American Cancer Society fundraiser. Related: Tell Us: Why Did You Relay? If you have photos from the event, add them here. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
The theme for this year’s Relay for Life of South Washington County was “My reason to relay.” Tell us why you participated.
Did your grandfather die from cancer? Are you a survivor? For every one of the thousands who participated in this year’s Relay for Life of South Washington County, there’s a reason. The theme for this year’s Relay for Life of South Washington County was “My reason to relay.” Related: Photos: 2012 South Washington County Relay for Life There was a board at the event where people could tell others why they formed teams and walked the track and stayed overnight at East Ridge High School in an effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. And a relative of this year’s honorary survivor told the crowd her reasons. (See the video.) So why did you participate in the event this year? Whether you simply want to acknowledge someone or…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
This year’s South Washington County Relay for Life begins Friday evening at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.
Music, games, local mayors in a dunk tank. The South Washington County Relay for Life is generally a good time. But this year, organizers are focusing on why people participate—to do their part in the fight against cancer. “It’s not just a fun party,” said Mara Mayberry, event co-chair with Jen Rockhill. “We’re trying to make sure we have more survivors and fewer people that are not.” The South Washington County Relay for Life, one of the state’s largest, kicks off Friday evening at the track at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Teams walk around the track for about 13 hours as part of the American Cancer Society fundraiser. The goal this year is to raise $300,000, Mayberry said, and while $172,000 has been raised to this point, she …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
This year’s Relay for Life will feature a dunk tank for the "Mayors Challenge."
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens wanted to race some of her colleagues around the East Ridge High School track on non-motorized scooters. They voted her down. Instead, she’ll be in a dunk tank. “It should be fun,” Stephens said. She is joining the mayors of Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park for a “Mayors Challenge” during this year’s South Washington County Relay for Life. The lighthearted competition gives the mayors a chance to raise money for teams that will participate in the 24-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event begins the evening of June 8 at East Ridge High School. Last year’s Mayors Challenge pitted Stephens against Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey as they toted teams’ gear in golf carts…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Books close Aug. 31, which means another few thousand dollars could be tacked on to the $235,862 already raised—more than $5,000 ahead of the goal.
As of the closing ceremonies on Saturday morning, the Relay For Life of South Washington County had raised more than $235,862. The goal this year was $230,000 and the books don’t officially close until Aug. 31. Organizers expect to raise an additional $10,000 to $15,000, said Mara Mayberry, co-chair of the event held over the weekend at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Mayberry provided Patch with a few figures from the event: The top fundraising teams as of Saturday morning overall were: "As a planning committee, we are so grateful for the tremendous turnout of the community who visited Relay For Life South Washington County," Mayberry said. "They helped us reach and exceed our fundraising goals." Donations are still accepted through …
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
Woodbury’s weekend entertainment guide to the community, parks and festivals.
A summer weekend has finally arrived and Woodbury Patch is here to make sure you get out of the house. Explore Your Parks Day When: Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Lake Elmo Park Reserve (1515 Keats Ave. N., Lake Elmo) Why Go: Get outdoors and participate in the 5K/1K fun run-walk, wall climbing, kayak demonstrations, moonwalk, archery, obstacle courses, kite flying, geocaching and the evening campfire. Price: Free, vehicle permits not required Flint Hills International Children’s Festival When: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (345 Washington St., St. Paul), and surrounding parks Why Go: Kids and their families will have a spectacular time seeing …