Westshore Relay for Life expands to include more cities

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger or better ...

Big changes and new additions are the subject of this year’s Relay. I am so excited! Our Relay is on Saturday, April 30, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. this year and will take place again inside at Westlake High School. We had great feedback last year from Survivors and guests that being inside was more intimate and the smaller track was better for some of our Survivors and participants. Selfishly, I loved the smaller venue because I was able to visit with everyone instead of running from one end of the field to the next. Also the weather indoors will be perfect no matter what Mother Nature decides!

We welcome the cities of Fairview and Rocky River to our Relay of Westshore. We are excited to have new teams and participants working together to make this event bigger and better.  Our Westshore event now includes Westlake, Bay Village, Avon, Avon Lake, Fairview and Rocky River. This makes a united force in finding a cure for this disease. I am looking forward to seeing where we can take this event.

Our theme this year is “Derby.” We will have fake horses to buy and decorate, with prizes for your efforts. Big hats and races, what more could you ask for? There will also be a DJ, bounce house, food, games, prizes, walking, sharing stories, raffles, entertainment and much more.

There is still time to start a team and begin raising funds to cure cancer. There are also many teams that you can join or just come that day and hang out, make friends and donate.

We only have two meetings left: March 24 and April 21. These meetings are held at the Westlake Recreation Center at 6 p.m. Please join us and bring any ideas or suggestions you have. Any and all help is appreciated.

Local businesses still have time to sponsor our event. You can contact our American Cancer Society staff partner, Suzi Piskur at 888-227-6446, ext. 1212, or suzan.piskur@cancer.org. She will be able to answer questions you may have.

I look forward to a great event and I know that my dad is looking down on me knowing that we work very hard each year to make Relay a great success. We have raised over $113,682 in the past four years and look forward to adding much more this year. With your help we can find a cure, save lives and give people more time. All cancer patients just want more time. I wish everyday that I had more time with my dad. 

You can sign up your team or as a participant at relayforlife.org/Westshore. We would love to see you there and share in this amazing event and share a united front to cure this disease.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at aebrediger@gmail.com or 440-666-0662.

Amy Brediger

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

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 9:31 AM, 03.01.2016