The Rochester Relay for Life was a great success, raising more than $120,000.00 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 13 new teams – Aloha Life!, Beach Combers, Bertha's Best, Cancer Ninjas, Hyacinth Team, Pink Ladies & a T Bird, Sheryl Heading Designs, SL America Supplying Hope, Starbucks Coffee Company, Team Healthquest, Team Kathy, Team Sandy Hope and Team Thrive.
To the 29 returning teams – #KILLCANCER, Adambots & Camping Dudes, Adams Key Club, Bankers for a Cure, Cancer Cadets, Cancer Sucks, City of Rochester, Combat Conquer Cure, Crittenton Caring Crew, Eddie & the City Cruisers, Fighters for a Cure, Friends for Life , Rochester Jaycees & Friends, Rochester Juniors, Rochester PRIDE,
SCH & RHS student councils, Shakin' not Stirred, Shooting Stars for Hope, Sole Sisters, Team Alex, Team Auntie, Team Kyle, Team Potestivo, The Drake Hope Walkers, The Force, The Peanuts Gang, TK Relayers, Volkswagen and Walgreens.
And, to the speakers, perfomers and other event volunteers including the Opening Cermony speaker, Rochester Mayor Pro-Tem Jeff Cuthbertson, Rochester Hills Councilman Michael Webber, Torey Locsin from McLaren Hopspital, Whitney Raska from the Cancer Cadets Team who sang the National Anthem and to VFW Post 3909 for the Opening Flag Ceremony.
A special thanks to Rick Drummer 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, Group Therapy, The Hip Shots, ALCIP, Bucknell Music and DJ music and Karaoke, with Karaoke by Liz and DJ Chase Blackmore who provided music through the day and into the night! Also, to The Rochester Ballroom who led Country Line dancing with Joshua Sabage & Brenna Stephen and The Motor City Irish Dance Company who performed Irish Dancing.
To the Event Sponsors: Volkswagen, McLaren Hospital, Crittenton Hospital, Rochester Area Jaycees, Meijer, ThyssenKrupp, Potere Modetz, Orbis, R & G Drummer, Pixley Funeral Home, Paint Creek Dentistry, Wayne State Family Medical and Lori Henderson.
To the Kick Off Event Sponsors for their food donations – Antonious Towne Square,
Bravo, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chicken Shack, Kabob Grille, Lucky’s Prime, Max & Erma’s, Noodles, Pei Wei, Qdoba and The Hills Bar & Grill. And, a special thank you to First Congregational Church for the use of their facility.
And, last but not least, to the Event Committee: Event Chair Lisa Sage, Event Vice-Chair Dave Thompson, Event Staff Partner Rachel Leas, Team Development Chair Moe Lietz
Team D Members Erin Troup and Robbi Robinson-Murry, Accounting Chair Kathy Leighton, Breakfast Chair Join Ogg, Ceremonies Chair Cheryl Satterthwaite, Children’s Activities Teri Sortzi, Entertainment Chair Samantha Riethmeier, Live Auction Diane Keller and Rayleen Kraemer, Logistics Chair Sheryl Albert, Mission Chair Bob Grace,
Promotions Chair Lynn Marie Oates, Sponsorship Chair Rick Drummer, Survivorship Chair Angela Briglia and Survivorship Member Kathy Leighton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.