Monday, April 8, 2013
Slate Table & Tap will celebrate presenting its Relay for Life Roswell sponsor check to the American Cancer Society with happy hour specials starting at 3 p.m., Monday, April 8.
Inspired by the quest to find a cure, Slate Table & Tap will once again be the presenting sponsor for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Roswell - and they're inviting the community to celebrate with them. In its second consecutive year as presenting sponsor, the Canton Street restaurant serves up a desire to fight cancer. "Slate is 100 percent owned and managed by Roswell citizens and being a good community citizen is an important part of our business plan," said Brian S. Martin, restaurant president and managing member. Faced with the reality that "cancer never sleeps," Relay for Life fundraises to support "more birthdays." More than four million people in 20 countries take part in Relay events around the world, raising funds …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
For two weeks local grocery stores are asking for donations for Relay for Life "footprint" icons.
Wednesday, February 6
Kroger and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are partnering for an in-store fundraiser – until Saturday, Feb. 16 – that raises awareness and funds to help fight cancer. During the two-week campaign, Kroger will urge its customers to donate to ACS by purchasing $1 Relay For Life “footprint” icons at Kroger checkouts. Relay for Life of Roswell will start Friday, May 3, at the Roswell High School stadium. Twenty-three teams and 89 participants have signed up so far. “In the U.S., and across every community we serve, so many lives are affected by cancer,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “We are honored to fight alongside the American Cancer Society as they help nearly 14 …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The north Atlanta Jewish community kick off their own Relay for Life at Temple Beth Tikvah, Sunday, Aug. 19.
A dozen temples in the North Atlanta area are banding together this fall in the name of fighting cancer. Currently, organizers are working to put together an Oct. 14 inaugural Relay for Life event at Roswell Area Park. Created for those who, due to various restrictions, could not participate in the traditional relay, this relay is the first of its kind in the history of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. A kickoff event, Sunday, Aug. 19, will provide information on the relay, event registration, team fundraising, responsibilities of a team captain and survivor participation. Ruach Atlanta will have people on site helping participants register teams for this historic event. Participants will have an opportunity to meet some of the…
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Roswell leaders go head to head in the "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" contest to raise money for the Relay for Life of Roswell.
The city of Roswell hosted its second annual "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" trivia tournament on Tuesday, April 12 in order to raise money for Roswell Relay for Life. A fifth grader from each of the Roswell area elementary schools participated in the event, which pitted the mayor and Roswell City Council against city department heads. Tickets into the event cost $2 per person, allowing the event to raise $140 for Relay for Life.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Local 'Relay' takes place at Roswell High School, April 29-30.
Maybe you've never heard of Relay for Life, or maybe it only sounds vaguely familiar. Whatever your knowledge of the American Cancer Society's internationally recognized fundraiser, you've definitely heard of the Relay's mission: to cure cancer. Now in its 9th year, the Roswell Relay for Life is one of 5,000 Relays around the world which benefit the American Cancer Society's research, programs and services by raising money via an all-night walkathon. It's an event where time spent with friends and family can lead to potentially saving lives—maybe even the lives of those walking this year. Teams made up of schools, clubs, churches, friends and families set up campsites decorated in a theme, which, this year, is "More Birthdays" with the …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The city of Roswell will host its annual "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" event on April 12 to raise funds for Roswell's Relay for Life.
Our locally elected representatives at the city of Roswell are about to go head-to-head with supervisory department staff. And it has nothing to do with passing resolutions or making cuts to the budget. It's all for the good cause of raising money to cure cancer. Because the Roswell Relay for Life is only a few weeks away now, teams are currently putting forth their best fundraising efforts since the goal this year is to raise $150,000 overall. To assist in the worthwhile endeavor, the city will host its second annual "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" trivia tournament on April 12 in order to raise money for Roswell Relay for Life. Last year one fifth grader from each of the Roswell area schools participated and event organizers are …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Roswell's Relay for Life group begins organizational meetings.
When former Northwood Elementary School Principal Sheila Michael got that terrible phone call from her daughter, she and her husband, Tom, left their jobs, packed their things and moved to Germany immediately. Their daughter, Kristin Michael - a Georgia Institute of Technology graduate and research scientist working in Germany - had been diagnosed with leukemia. "We knew we wanted to be there with her," said Tom. The Micheals spent 10 months overseas taking care of Kristin and enduring medical procedures right along with her. But, despite several stem cell treatments, Kristin died on Jan. 10 from an infection. "For us, death wasn't even an option. She was trying to hold on. As a scientist, and from what she had been told, she knew that if …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Relay For Life leaders from Roswell, Alpharetta and Johns Creek hosted the North Fulton Cancer Survivors luncheon, Saturday, Feb. 26.
More than 100 people turned out Saturday, Feb. 26, for the North Fulton Cancer Survivor Luncheon at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church. The luncheon was a joint effort between the Roswell, Johns Creek and Alpharetta Relay For Life groups. Sponsored by Alpharetta's ADP and the Outback in Roswell, the event was open to both cancer survivors and their caregivers.