Friday, May 17, 2013
See tweets and photos from teams and attendees at the Relay For Life events happening in Cobb and Paulding counties.
Close to 4,000 people are set to gather in two counties to remember those who lost their battles to cancer, show support to those who survived it, and to raise money to fight the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. In the county next door, Relay for Life of Paulding County is being held at White Oak Park in Dallas, with the event’s opening ceremony set for 6:45 p.m. Related news: What is Relay For Life? We’ll be following the tweets from all of those involved in the two events, and you can follow along too. Check out the live Twitter stream attached to this article to follow the tweets from @PauldingRelay and @CobbRelay. We’ll also be following the tweets that you make from the …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The first ever Relay for Life in the Smyrna-Vinings area is kicking off this weekend. Find out how you can participate and help fight cancer.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the Relay for Life Vinings-Smyrna Kickoff Party. The kickoff event will be held at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at Hyatt Place Atlanta/Cobb Galleria. Learn how you and your family and friends can participate in the first ever Relay for Life in the Smyrna-Vinings community, and help support a good cause. The actual Relay for Life event will be held in May at The Lovett School in Vinings. To sign up, start a team, or donate, visit http://RelayForLife.org/ViningsSmyrnaGA. For more information, check out this Facebook page, send a tweet to @ForBirthdays, or contact Amy Haygood at Amy.Haygood@cancer.org.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Enjoy fun festivities with family and friends while supporting a good cause and people who are fighting cancer.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the Paulding County Relay for Life Kickoff. The festivities will start 8:30 a.m Saturday at the Paulding County Senior Center, 54 Industrial Way North, Dallas. Groups of eight or more are asked to RSVP to Debbie Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-429-1624. Got a great event coming up in your community? Upload it onto your Patch, then email Editor Angela Chao at email@example.com, and your event could be featured in the next Weekend & Community Spotlight on Patch sites across Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
More than 200 teams gathered at Jim Miller Park for one of the biggest cancer fundraisers in the nation.
Thousands of people in more than 200 team gathered Friday at Jim Miller Park for the Relay for Life of Cobb County, the annual all-night celebration of life and the fight against cancer. The official count on the Relay website is $606,426 raised by 2,998 people in 208 teams, but the dollar total for the American Cancer Society could rise after the 12 hours of fun and fundraising from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. today. And you still can donate at the Relay site. Last year's Cobb Relay raised more than $636,000. Mom About Town columnist Katie Barrentine has chronicled her reasons to Relay: