THANK YOU TO THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY FOR THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE 13th ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE
The Rochester Relay for Life was a great success, raising more than $148,000 so far for the American Cancer Society with donations still coming in.
But, none of it would have been possible without the support from the Rochester community. On behalf of the entire Relay for Life Committee, they would like to thank the following:
To the 19 New Teams – Cheryl's Angels, Cougars for a Cure, Fighters for a Cure, Friends for a Cure, Hart Middle School Staff, Orion Warriors, Papa's Sweets, Rochester Hills CPR, Schalter / Crabtree, Spinosi Stampede, SSR Crusin' for Susan, Team Alex, Team Auntie, Team Chris, Team Eleanor Fraga, Team Kyle, Team Shrewsbury, The Drake Hope Walkers and Victorious Secrets
To the 25 Returning Teams – Adams / Stoney Creek HS Robotics Mission Possible, Adams High School Key Club, Bankers for a Cure, Cancer Cadets, CANCER SUCKS, City of Rochester, Combat Conquer Cure, Crittenton's Caring Crew, Eddie & The City Cruisers, Friends of Brendan, Road to Recovery, Rochester Area Jaycees & Friends, Rochester PRIDE, Shakin' Not Stirred, Shooting Starts for Hope (Islanders), Sole Sisters, Stoney Creek Student Council, Team Potestivo Associates PC, The All Nighters, The Force, The Peanuts Gang, The Rochester Junior Woman's Club, TK Relayers, Volkswagen Group of America and Walgreens.
And, to the speakers, perfomers and other event volunteers including the Opening Cermony speaker, Rochester Mayor Pro-Tem Jeff Cuthbertson, Evan Conover, who sang the National Anthum and to VFW Post 3909 for the Opening Flag Ceremony.
Thanks to Comedian James Craven who preformed for the crowd and the Zumba class which was led by Jen Breen and Liz Martinez. And, a special thanks to Decon Steve Smith from Living Word Lutheran Church & School who led the Sunrise Service Sunday morning and the City of Rochester and Rochester Hills Fire Departments for hosting the Pancake Breakfast.
To all of the entertainment, in order of appearance, 5X, Group Therapy, the acoustic duo Carl and Sarah, Team Cancer Cadets , Beck Nell Music, Karaoke by Liz and then DJ Sbert who provided music through the late night and early morning hours.
To the Event Sponsors: Platinum sponsor; Volkswagen Group of America, Gold Sponsors; Crittenton Hospital, McLaren Cancer Institue and Soft Rock 105.1, Silver Sponors; Meijer, Rochester Area Jaycees Junior Chamber, Rochester College, SRR (Stour/Risius/Ross), The Oakland Press and WSU Family Care. Bronze Sponsor; ThyssenKrupp System Engineering, Inc. Copper Sponsors; Auburn Animial Hospital, Mary Purcell, Realtor, TCF Bank and Walgreens.
To the Kick Off Event Sponsors for their donations - Hollywood Market-Rochester Hills and Restaurant Depot in Troy for their food donations, Chef Derek Murray who prepared the dinner, First Congregational Church for the facility. And, a special thank you to Jill Pollard who chaired the event.
And, last but not least, to the Event Committee: Event Chair: Lisa Sage, Accounting Chair: Kathy Leighton, Advocacy Chair: Rayleen Kramer, Breakfast Chair: Joni Ogg, Ceremonies Chair: Cheryl Satterwaite, Entertainment Chair: Samantha Riethmeier, Kick-Off Dinner Chair: Jill Pollard, Logistics Chair: Sheryl Albert, Mission Chair: Bob Grace, On-line Chair: Diane Keller, Promotions Chair: Lynn Oates, Sponsorship Chair: Rick Drummer, Survivorship Chair: Patty DeShetler and Team Development Chair: Dave Thompson.
And to anyone else, who may not have been mentioned by name, please know that your support of this event is greatly appreciated.
Donations can still be made to American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Rochester by visiting www.relayforlife.org/rochestermi. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Leas at 248.663.3436 or email at email@example.com.