The Berlin Relay for Life will be held today into tomorrow at the Berlin Fairgrounds. The schedule is as follows:
10 a.m. Soft Opening
11 a.m. Crazy Hat Lap
Noon Hawaiian Lap
12:30 p.m. Official Opening
1:30 p.m. Faith Ziegler
2 p.m. Beach Ball Lap
2:30 p.m. Steve Gregory - Musical Group
3 p.m. Halloween Lap
4:30 p.m. Survivor and Caregiver Lap
5:15 p.m. Zumba by Lydia Borysuk
6:15 p.m. Alexa Beauregard - Singer
6:45 p.m. Alma Mater Lap
7:15 p.m. Addison Station - Musical Group
9 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony
9:30 p.m. Candlelight Remember Lap
10 p.m. Glow Lap
11 p.m. Movie and quiet time begins
The Berlin Relay, in its fifth year, looks to remain one of the top Relays in terms of fundraising. At press time, Berlin's Relay had 579 participants, 42 teams and had already raised $60,716. That total will go up significantly Saturday when teams hand in addition donations, luminaria is bought and walk-up participants pay their entry fee.
The top 10 fundraisers at press time were: Carol Simeone - Ava's Mom $5,670; Beth Campanelli - Team Clemens $2,505; Nancy Cyr - Heroes $2,000; Mark Diliberto - Kensington's Bravest $1,435; Andra Lou Millerd - Raising Berlin $1,424; Kelsey Kozikowski - Berlin Beach Bums 1 $1,325.40; Neal Clemens - Team Clemens $1,150; Robert Mayer - The Mayers of Berlin $1,080; Sebby Addamo - Ava's Mom $1,060; Judith Erickson - Team Irish $937.05.
The top three teams were: Ava's Mom $7,647; Team Clemens $6,460 and Team Irish $5,032.
Berlin Patch will share video and phots from the great day. Patch will also have handouts and gifts at the campsite of The Mayers of Berlin.
The American Cancer Society, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization, will light more than 700 luminaria candles in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who have lost their battle at the Relay For Life of Berlin. The ceremony will take place at the Berlin Fair Grounds, May 19, 2012, at 9 p.m. The public is invited to join the Relay for Life participants for this event. Entry to the event is free beginning at 7 p.m. Walk the track in honor or memory of a loved one or visit one of our Team Fundraisers prior to the ceremony.
“Our Relay Community is proud to represent the thousands of cancer survivors and the families of those who have lost their battle with cancer,” said George Millerd, Event Co-Chair. “As the luminaria light up the night, it is so painfully clear why we are here, and why we need to continue to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy and service.”
Friends and family members may purchase luminaria bags up until 8 p.m. the day of the event. Each luminaria bag is in honor or in memory of someone touched by cancer.