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Find out how the 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life still went on as planned, despite inclimate weather at Lincoln-Way West.
The weather moved the 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life into the Lincoln-Way West gym instead of its scheduled location on the football field on Friday, July 13. But participants didn't let the rain dampen their spirits. "It is crowded in here," Mayor Tim Baldermann said, inside the Lincoln-Way West gym, to the hundreds of participants gathered around the indoor track. "It is hot. And it's already starting to smell like sweaty (body odor). But that is nothing compared to what (cancer survivors) have gone through." Relay for Life events are held in different communities across the country to help people cope with those who they have lost to cancer, celebrate people that won their battle with the disease and raise money to find a cure. After a …
Photo gallery from the Friday night portion of the 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life event at Lincoln-Way West.
The 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life started late on Friday, July 13 due to the inclimate weather outside at Lincoln-Way West. After everything was situated inside the school's gym, the fight against cancer went right on schedule throughout the night, until 6 a.m. the next morning. Hundreds of New Lenox and other Southland residents supported finding a cure for cancer by walking laps around Lincoln-Way West's indoor track, playing games where the money contributed went to cancer research and more. Do you have photos from 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life? Share them on Patch! Check back tomorrow for a video recap of the 2012 New Lenox Relay for Life at Lincoln-Way West!
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Lincoln-Way West in New Lenox. There's something for everyone there, and it's a touching event you won't want to miss.
If you get a chance to go to this weekend's Relay for Life in New Lenox, do it. It can be a life-changing experience and, more importantly, helps raise money that could change others' lives. New Lenox is a community that can truly rally around a cause, and the Relay for Life here is something special, raising money for cancer research. I got the chance to cover it last year (and participate in the dunk tank) and had a fantastic time. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Lincoln-Way West High School and goes until 6 a.m. the following day. After the opening ceremony, local cancer survivors are invited to unite to walk a survivor lap. Get more details in Patch's events calendar. From there, the 31 registered teams will begin …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Hundreds turned out for the 2011 Relay for Life event in New Lenox on Friday, led by the DiSandro family, who lost 14-year-old Alicia to cancer in 2000.
In one way or another, we're all affected by cancer. That's the too-true message that rang through the speakers of Lincoln-Way West's football field Friday night as hundreds of survivors and their loved ones turned out to remember those who have died from the disease and to raise money for a cure. Nick and April DiSandro, who lost their daughter Alicia to cancer when she was 14, were in charge of the event, which offered food, games and raffle prizes. While those events raised money, as did team members who walked for about 12 hours, the most touching moments were those that honored the hundred or so cancer survivors in attendance and the people we've lost to the disease. Cancer survivors were called by name before taking the survivor's …
To help raise money for the 2011 Relay for Life in New Lenox, I took the plunge in the dunk tank.
I hope you laugh as much as the little kid at the end of the video when you watch me get dunked over and over. And over. There were a lot of laughs Friday night at the 2011 Relay for Life in New Lenox, despite the heavy backdrop of the terrible disease that cancer is. We're all affected by cancer in some way, so giving back any way possible should be encouraged. I was happy to be a part of the Relay for Life's dunk tank this year, thanks to the Steps Toward a Cure Team. If you missed me this year, maybe I'll be in the tank again next year, or perhaps running a team. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the cause, and thank you even more to the people who missed the target on the dunk tank.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Editor Michael Sewall will help raise money for the Relay for Life this weekend as a dunk tank participant. Come out and help!
Maybe you didn't like seeing your name in the police blotter or you're upset your business didn't win our Chowdown Showdown. But when it comes to raising money and awareness for cancer research, do you need a reason? This weekend, I'll be in the dunk tank at New Lenox's Relay for Life, and I urge all my readers to come support a good cause and take a shot at making a headline out of me. The Relay for Life event begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Lincoln-Way West High School and runs through 6 a.m. the following morning. Following the opening ceremony at 6 p.m., the dunk tank will start up in the southwest corner of the football field area, just south of the concession stand. New Lenox Fire Chief Jon Mead kicks things off at 7 p.m., followed by …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This weekend, the New Lenox Relay for Life will paint the town purple to raise money and awareness for those who have fought cancer. Raffle tickets will be given to anyone who donates $1.
Residents who help raise money and awareness for this year's Relay for Life in New Lenox could have a shot at winning a 22-inch LCD HDTV. This Saturday, the Relay for Life participants will paint the town purple by going door to door across Manhattan and New Lenox to ask for donations of $1 (or more, if you're inclined). They'll also be asking to tie a purple ribbon around a tree in residents' yards to honor those who have fought cancer. Every person who donates at least $1 will get a raffle ticket, which must be presented at the Relay for Life, which is July 15 at Lincoln-Way West High School. There will be a purple drop box at the registration table when the relay starts at 6 p.m., and a drawing will be at 8 p.m. Walmart in New Lenox …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
It's not too late to form a team for New Lenox Relay or to simply show up at Frankfort and Mokena's for moral and donatory support.
She was only 14 years old when she passed in 2000. It was a mere three years earlier that she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She was Alicia DiSandro, of New Lenox. Her parents, Nick and April, with the help of Alicia's five siblings, keep her memory alive as well as cope with her passing while trying to find a cure by being the local organizers of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in New Lenox. This year's will take place Friday, July 15, at Lincoln-Way West High School starting at 6 p.m. and running through the night until 6 the next morning. Although New Lenox broke away to have its own relay, Frankfort and Mokena continue to share their own. This year's event begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 at Lincoln-Way East …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Frankfort/Mokena Relay for Life is a way to fight back against cancer.
It is unusual for anyone to go through life without at some time or another being affected by the disease, but Jacqueline Rosinski and her family have found themselves facing maybe a little more than their share of cancer. And like any of us, she needed help. She found it through the American Cancer Society. “My mother passed away from lung cancer," the New Lenox woman said. "My brother had throat cancer and my mother-in-law had lymphoma. When we asked for help, the ACS gave help and they didn't ask for anything, not one thing.” For the past three years, she and her three daughters have donated their time and energy to the local Relay for Life. “Amber is an artist and does all the face painting,” Rosinski said. “And Kristina and Kassandra…