Counting down the days to Relay for Life of Westshore

Come one and come all to the Relay for Life of Westshore in just a few short weeks! In case you are not clear what to expect at a Relay event, I would describe it as a carnival atmosphere. Of course our purpose is to ultimately raise funds, but it is also a day stuffed with games, DJ, dunk tank, bounce house, movies and more.  

Relay is open to the public and we welcome you and your family to come have fun with us at our team tents, raffle, silent auction and enjoying food along with other activities. The reason these teams and tents exist is to entertain the public with an event everyone can enjoy!

All of the money raised at Relay through outside participants is just as important as the teams themselves. So please come out for a day of fun, bring others with you and support our survivors. There is so much more to this event that you just have to come and check it out for yourself. We hope to see you there.

Remember that we are back on the track at Westlake High School this year, so it will be a stable walking environment for our survivors and their families. Strollers and wheelchairs will enjoy the ease of the amenities. Safety is also improved with a fenced-in area.  

As we move forward with a strong, united front to make this event a success, we are also closing in on the date quickly. I would like to thank the committee members, volunteers, students and people who have helped make this event happen. You all have worked so hard to bring together these four Westshore cities (Westlake, Bay Village, Avon and Avon Lake) that I am honored to a part of this amazing group.  

As I mentioned in my last article we are looking for a go-getter, leader to fill the roll of Event Chair next year. I feel that finding some fresh input on the Relay would be a wonderful bonus. I want to assure you all that I will be a part of the Relay in a large capacity as well as the supportive roll to the next Event Chair. I am not going anywhere and neither is my commitment to the American Cancer Society. This is my passion and I encourage someone with fresh ideas to come along on this journey with us to make each Relay more successful than the last.  

I will check in with you one more time before the big event but please remember to join us Saturday, May 31, 2 p.m. through Sunday, June 1, 8 a.m. It will definitely be a day to remember, where we will honor those fighting the good fight, support more birthdays, talk about those we have lost and work towards the goal of a cure. I speak from experience that new research is happening everyday. There are already new methods to help the exact cancer that my dad suffered from and people are surviving. That is all within just a couple years. Every bit counts and everyone can play a role. 

One last reminder – if you are a survivor, please join us for a donated lunch for you and a guest catered by Marigold Catering, Fragapane Bakery and Mitchell’s Ice Cream. You can sign up for this amazing lunch on our website or call me to ensure your spot. 

If you need further information or any questions, please feel free to contact me at 440-666-0662 or head to our website

Wishing you all health and happiness.

Amy Brediger

I am a wife, mother of 2, and a supporter of the Westlake community.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:37 AM, 05.13.2014