Posts Tagged ‘ Relay for Life ’

A tasty scoop for Relay for Life

April 24, 2015
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Ice Cream Fund Raiser-Ms Sgnt. Amy Wernicki and Konner Boudoin

On Thursday, April 16, Pat’s Main Street Ice Cream welcomed the arrival of spring with a celebrity fundraiser. Owner Pat D’Agostino welcomed a small army of celebrity scoopers, including Ms. Southington Amy Wernicki, Little Mr. Southington Konner Boudoin, Miss Southington Valerie Voccio, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen  Christina Judd, and Southington Observer editor John Goralski. Proceeds…

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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

September 25, 2014
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Dogs will have various activities to participate in during the Bark for Life event.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Dog owners have the opportunity to include their pets in the fight against cancer through the Southington Bark for Life event, which supports cancer research, on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Southington Drive In. Three years ago, the American Cancer Society invited Southington’s Relay for Life group to establish a…

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Joyce McAloon honored for volunteer work

June 13, 2014
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Joyce McAloon speaking at a past dinner in honor of the Southington Relay for Life.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In 2007, breast cancer survivor Joyce McAloon started volunteering for the Southington Relay for Life. At the time, McAloon began her role as a school liaison, speaking with the members of district-wide PTOs about forming teams to help support Relay for Life. Since then, McAloon has made it her mission…

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Southington relay celebrates heroes

June 6, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Those involved with Southington’s Relay for Life kept on the track all night long.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Jean Rose, being a hero means helping other people. A breast cancer survivor of 12 years, Rose found strength from the friends and family who supported her during her diagnosis. “Anybody that helps anyone else is a hero,” said Rose. “Helping others is what it’s all about.” During the…

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Organizations are set to honor Relay for Life’s Jean Rose

May 29, 2014
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A joint committee of the Southington Knights of Columbus, Isabella Council 15 and the Elks Club Lodge 1669,  are sponsoring a dinner dance honoring Jean Rose for her more than a decade of dedicated work in behalf of Relay for Life in Southington. The event takes place at the Elks Club at 114 Main St…

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Relay for Life kicks off next week

May 23, 2014
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The annual Southington Relay for Life will take place at Southington High School on Friday, May 30.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Relay for Life scheduled to kick off next week, teams throughout Southington are wrapping up their fundraisers in preparation of the annual event. For members of the Jean’s Angels team, hosting seven fundraisers at Wendy’s on Queen Street before the annual event served as a way to give back…

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Southington celebrates Relay with dinner

January 24, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Team Goralski was honored as a Sapphire Team at the annual Relay for Life dinner. The team reached the sapphire level by raising over $15,000 for the Relay last year. 
Above, Brian Goralski, left, accepts the honor on behalf of the team.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Relay for Life held its annual kick off recently, celebrating the town’s success of benefiting cancer research while getting ready for this year’s event. “It gets them psyched about Relay,” said Event Chair Joyce McAloon, adding that team captains and members of the Relay Committee from last year…

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Dogs support cancer research with Bark for Life

September 30, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The American Cancer Society welcomes all dog lovers and their canine friends to the annual Southington Bark for Life next month. Bark for Life gives dog owners an opportunity to raise money for the fight against cancer since Relay for Life prohibits dogs from participating in the walkathon. The event…

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Relay seeks the ‘beauty in the world’

June 12, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Maria Tarantino places a pin on the survivor sash of her husband John, a cancer survivor at the beginning of the Southington Relay for Life last Friday afternoon.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington’s Relay for Life encouraged its huge crowd of attendees to see the “beauty in the world” as they gathered to celebrate the conclusion of another season of fundraising for cancer research. The worldwide event has been represented in Southington for over a dozen years with the high school track…

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Southington Walks for a Cause

June 5, 2013
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Relay for Life-Taylor and Garyson Borla show the braceltts they made for Team Believe

   Southington hosted another successful Relay for Life on May 31st and June 1st at Southington High School.  This yearly event draws in many people who are in support of finding a cure for cancer, as well as raising funds for continued treatments for patients.  Many team members came together to walk for this cause. …

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