Posts Tagged ‘ Relay ’

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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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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Relay to take place at Southington High

May 30, 2013
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Robin Garofolo and Chrissie Sangiovanni of Trantollo and Trantollo pose near a car during the recent Rev Up For a Cure Relay for Life fundraiser.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This year’s Relay for Life will look a little different, but organizers are planning on delivering the same hopeful experience for the huge crowd who will attend. The annual fundraiser has been held at the Southington High School football field for over a decade and this year the new artificial…

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