Friday, May 17, 2013
The event opens Saturday in Shiawassee Park, with teams ready to walk and raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Farmington/Farmington Hills Relay for Life kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday in Shiawassee Park in Farmington, with more than 30 teams walking around a track through Sunday morning to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The public is invited to enjoy entertainment from local bands and take part in a Sunday morning pancake breakfast, sales, games and other activities to help reach the $87,000 fund-raising goal. We're inviting teams and their supporters to share photos and video of the event. Post them with this article, by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The American Cancer Society benefit in Shiawassee Park this weekend includes entertainment and events open to the public.
Volunteers painted downtown Farmington purple Saturday, as part of an effort to create awareness for Farmington/Farmington Hills Relay for Life, held May 18-19 in Shiawassee Park to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. In addition to ribbons tied on light poles, they posted flyers and gave out information from a booth at the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market. "This is the second time we're doing this," organizer Pilar Hagey said. "When we did it last year, between us being out and seeing people and the media coverage ... more people heard about the event." That's important, because teams continue fundraising during the Relay, from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, with sales and other activities at their campsites. The …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Students, parents and teachers worked together on the walk held at the school's track on Wednesday.
Dunckel Middle School students raised more than $6,000 for the American Cancer Society Wednesday afternoon, during a Relay for Life walk held on the school track. Eighth grader Alec Cohen said he has done other Relay for Life events, which are usually 24-hour walks done in shifts by teams. He wanted to do one at the Farmington Hills school because he lost his grandfather to cancer a year and a half ago. Teacher Julie Stahr helped him get the event started, he said, and some members of Student Council also worked on the project. About 200 students walked from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; each had to raise a minimum of $25 to participate, Cohen said. Bill and Susan Graham, who lost their 17-year-old daughter Alex to cancer in 1998, spoke to …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The May 8 event helps raise funds for the May 18-19 American Cancer Society benefit event.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Friday, May 3
Zap Zone in Farmington will host a night of unlimited fun May 8 to benefit Relay for Life of Farmington/Farmington Hills. Admission to the "Relay of Fun Fundraiser" is $20 for the 6 p.m.-9 p.m. event, which includes unlimited laser tag, jump zone and Glo-Golf. Participants can also enjoy unlimited mini-bowling from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., bumper cars from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. and cannon blaster from 8 p.m.-9 p.m. For more information, call Zap Zone, 248-471-6777.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society.
Cash prizes, fun and food await participants in a Saturday, April 20 Road Rally hosted by Relay for Life of Farmington/Farmington Hills. The adult scavenger hunt takes off from Hillside Elementary School at 5 p.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a closing rally at the school. Cost is $20 per person, and registration begins at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, which raises funds for cancer research.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Saturday's events include a family-friendly concert at the Farmington Community Library.
Plenty of family-friendly activities are featured on the Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch weekend calendar. Browse through the photos above to find out what's happening, then click on the links below for more information: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening this weekend. If your event isn't listed, feel free to add it.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The weekend was bittersweet for one team, whose top fundraiser didn't live to see the event.
When all was said and done, this weekend's Relay for Life Farmington-Farmington Hills raised about $82,000 to support the American Cancer Society. But community organizer Felicia McMullen said Sunday all may not be said and done. Donations are expected to come in even after the last tent was removed from Shiawassee Park Sunday morning, she said. Teams camped there overnight as walkers stayed on a looping path in the park for 24 hours. The event's top fundraiser, Dawn Homer, collected more than $4,000 in donations. Sadly, the 39-year-old mother of three lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday. Her "Cancer Knockouts" relay team, which won the "Most Spirited Team" award, was also one of the event's five top fundraisers. "Sharon's Angels …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Teams are walking and hosting fundraisers through Sunday morning to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Head down to Shiawassee Park in Farmington today and help raise funds to support the work of the American Cancer Society. In tents pitched on the east side of the park, teams are camping out and also raising funds with sales of books, handmade items and refreshments, massages and games. Walkers kicked off their 24-hour marathon this morning at 10 a.m., with music from the East Middle School jazz band and a performance by the Janeen Hula Dancers. They took their first lap led by the Farmington United Percussion drum line. The public is welcome. A luminaria ceremony, honoring those who have lost their lives to cancer, begins at 10 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday at 7:30 a.m., the Farmington Elks will serve a pancake breakfast, with all the proceeds…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Hundreds of lighted candles will honor those who have battled cancer during the ceremony held Saturday night in Shiawassee Park.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, May 18, 2012
During this weekend's Farmington-Farmington Hills Relay for Life, a special ceremony will recognize both those lost to the disease and those who represent hope for the future – our cancer survivors. After darkness falls on Saturday, hundreds of candles illuminate the way during the Relay for Life of Farmington/Farmington Hills’s Luminaria Ceremony, which will be held at 10 p.m. in Shiawassee Park. As Shannon Trent, a Relay for Life volunteer coordinator, explains: Each luminaria bears the name of someone who has battled cancer. For those taken from us, this is the time when we find comfort in realizing that no one who we have truly loved is ever lost. By placing their names on the luminaria bags we memorialize the love for them which we …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The American Cancer Society fundraiser will be held May 19-20 in Shiawassee Park.
Volunteers will be painting the town purple to raise awareness for this year's Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser held Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at Shiawassee Park in Farmington. Teams raise funds by walking throughout the day and night and hosting fundraising sales, contests and other activities in booths during the event. Shannon Trent, an event organizer, said volunteers are looking forward to decorating downtown with ribbons. "We're hoping since we're going to 'paint the town purple' that we'll draw more interest," Trent said. "We're hoping to get more people down to the park." This year's theme is "Survivor", after the long-running television series. Trent said each team will decorate a "spirit stick". …