Saturday, April 28, 2012
A crowd of onlookers at Relay for Life of Roswell watched as Phillip Hurd proposed to Karrie Layton during the opening ceremony of the Relay Friday night.
Friday was a big day for Karrie Layton, a teacher at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School. She celebrated her birthday and her boyfriend, Phillip Hurd, popped the question in front of hundreds of Relay for Life of Roswell event participants during the opening ceremonies, Friday evening. "Relay is her passion," said Katha Stuart, an event co-chair, on why Hurd chose Relay for Life as the site of his proposal. With help from Relay organizers, Hurd, an auditor at Georgia Institute of Technology, orchestrated a plan behind the scenes, and right on cue, he professed his love, dropped to his knees and asked Layton to marry him. She said yes. Watch the video to see the entire proposal.
Friday, April 27, 2012
The event begins at 6 p.m. at Roswell High School tonight.
The Relay For Life of Roswell kicks off tonight at Roswell High School, giving locals a chance to fight cancer on several levels. The 12-hour event begins at 6 p.m. tonight Friday, April 27 and goes until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning, Saturday, April 28, raising money for cancer research through sponsorships and teams who collect pledges to walk through the night. This year's fundraising goal is $181,000, which will hopefully beat last year's total of $180,000 raised. As of Thursday, April 26, Relay for Life of Roswell had 984 participants, 52 teams and $126,032 raised, according to the website. Those numbers do not yet include last minute donations and funds turned in during Bank Night this week. Not a part of a team? No problem. You can still…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The committee for the Relay for Life of Roswell recently announced its co-chairs and presenting sponsor for 2012, its tenth year.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Relay for Life of Roswell is in the final stages of planning before hundreds of locals decend upon Roswell High School to bring awareness and raise funds in the fight against cancer, April 27-28. This week the local relay committee announced this year's honorary event chairs and presenting sponsor. Meet the Chairs: This year’s honorary chairs will help launch the event during the Opening Ceremonies beginning at 6 p.m. on April 27. Meet the 2012 Presenting Sponsor: Brian Martin, owner of Slate Table & Tap, an American-style restaurant on Canton Street in Roswell, decided to support this year’s Relay For Life of Roswell as its presenting sponsor. "We are really grateful to have Brian and his team as this year's presenting sponsor," said …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Roswell Relay for Life readies for fundraising events and Cancer Prevention Study 3.
The common goal of finding a cure for cancer joined thirty team captains at Roswell Relay for Life’s Kick-Off dinner on Thursday. Team captains met together over barbeque to discuss goals and fundraisers for the 2012 event, which takes place this year, April 27–28 at Roswell High School. Last year, 944 volunteers made up 47 teams, and this year, co-chair Katha Stuart wants to beat those numbers. “Our goal this year is to have at least 1,000 participants and raise $181,000 for the cure,” Stuart says. “Last year, our goal was $150,000 and we raised $180,000. We’re not going backwards; we’re going to beat it this year.” Bake sales, car washes and pledges account for the most of the money Relay for Life raises every year for cancer research. …