Thursday, April 11, 2013
A total of 44 teams have signed up so far for the April 12 event at Chamberlain High School.
The clock is running out for the nearly 430 participants who have signed up to battle cancer on the local level by raising awareness and funding for the American Cancer Society. The Relay For Life of Carrollwood gets under way April 12 at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Chamberlain High School, 9401 North Blvd. And while the event isn’t until Friday, participants have been hard at work raising money in advance of big day. They’ve been so busy, in fact, the 44 teams who are signed up for this year’s fundraiser have logged almost $30,000 in donations and they’re not done yet. In addition to any last-minute fundraisers this week, the teams will also seek to raise money during the event that starts at April 12 and runs through the night and into the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A weekly photo gallery of Carrollwood and Northdale
This week, Viewfinder is an assortment of the best photographs taken by photographer Sybrian Castleman. It’s like a "greatest hits" of 2012 to date. Take a look.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The event will be held this weekend at Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Karina Footman's dedication to Relay for Life began when she was in college. Her grandmother was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer, prompting Footman to get involved in the American Cancer Society's fundraiser. Now, her grandmother is 80 years old and in remission. And Footman is continuing her dedication to Relay for Life after helping organize the Carrollwood leg of the event, which begins tonight. "It's one of the most rewarding things I've done," said Footman. In greater Tampa, Footman said, there are 16 events for Relay for Life, which is a team-based event that supports people who have battled cancer or have a loved one who has through a plethora of events that will include an overnight relay, food, games, a survivors lap …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Next week, the Carrollwood community will gather for Relay for Life, a fundraiser held at Gaither High School sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Aside from the overnight relay, food and games, organizers of Relay for Life are staying true to the purpose of the event by administering a cancer study called CPS-3. There's no cost, and no pre-registration for the study, which will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Check out a Facebook page about the study. We talked to Kristin Rink Votta, director of membership for the Carrollwood Area Business Association - whose sister recently battled the disease - about what the study entails and why it's important to get tested. Patch: What is the purpose of the study? Rink Votta…
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Relay for Life kicked off at Gaither High School on Friday. Patch took some shots.
The American Cancer Society and the Carrollwood Area Business Association hosted Relay for Life at Gaither High School last week. The 18-hour marathon started at 6 p.m. on Friday and continued until noon on Saturday. Members of participating teams took turns walking around the tracks of the school located at 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway. The event was designed to raise money to help cure cancer.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Rock for a Cure will raise money for research and honor cancer survivors.
On May 13, the American Cancer Society and the Carrollwood Area Business Association will host Relay for Life at Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway. The event will help raise money to find a cure for cancer. Relay for Life is an 18-hour marathon during which participating teams will have one member walking or running around the Gaither High School track at all times. The relay benefit symbolizes the fight against an enemy that never sleeps or rests. The event will last from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13 until noon on Saturday, May 14. Karina Footman, community representative for the American Cancer Society of greater Tampa, says she expects the seventh annual relay to be inspirational and successful. “Cancer never sleeps, and …