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May 15, 2015 - 9:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Tompkins Community Bank, relay for life, batavia.


Here's your chance to enjoy a special Date Night every night for a year (significant other not included). 

Employees at the Bank of Castile branch on East Main Street, Batavia, are auctioning off this grand prize as a fundraiser for Relay for Life.  The prize value is more than $700. 

Tickets can be purchased at the branch, $1 for one ticket, $3 for five, and 10 for $5.

The raffle was organized by Michelle Cryer, who wasn't available today at picture time. Pictured are Lauren Drier and Amber Reese. 

August 24, 2014 - 1:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, relay for life, American Cancer Society.

Photographer Amanda Earl attended the Relay for Life at Van Detta Stadium on Saturday. The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and brings together the families of those who have lost loved ones to cancer as well as cancer survivors.

Nicole Voltura has survived nine cancer surgeries and was the "Survivor of Honor" for the event. Her initial diagnosis was in 2011. It was chondroma sarcoma, stage one. She is now fighting a rare autoimmune disease that is caused by her past medical situations. It's terminal. She is a mom, and credits her husband for pulling their family through, keeping the kids strong, and being her constant caregiver.

Different colored beads were handed out at the completion of each lap around the track. Each color represents a different type of cancer.

These signs, signed my local people, will be used in Washington, D.C., at a rally to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.

January 28, 2014 - 11:40am
posted by Lisa Neary in relay for life, American Cancer Society, zumba.
Event Date and Time: 
February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Zumba for a cause! 

Support The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. 

Zumba at Attica Central's Elementary School on Prospect Street in Attica

February 20th at 6:00 p.m. 

$10.00 for zumba and a chance to win a door prize.


Have fun, get fit and help us beat cancer!

May 2, 2013 - 6:48pm

Walkers finished Genesee Community College's six-hour "mini Relay for Life" last night with a dusk "Luminaria Ceremony" honoring the memory of cancer victims and people lives have been touched by cancer. The bags lining their path contained lit candles and each one was dedicated to a particular individual.

Suzanne Smith, of Batavia, "Luminaria Ceremony" coordinator and cancer survivor, is pictured here with her sons, Richie and Mikey.

This is the college's second annual "mini Relay for Life," which is a partnership between GCC's Wellness Center and the American Cancer Society.  It is also a sort of prelude to the annual "Relay for Life" at Van Detta Stadium, which will be held on Aug. 24.

More pictures:

Kristina Groff, American Cancer Society staff partner, and Michelle Williams, the event chair.

Master of Ceremonies John Kochmanski, who is with the college's radio station.

Jace Little, fundraising specialist and safety officer at College Village, and Tiffany Ralston, who was on the event's public relations committee and serves as a "Living Learning" advisor at College Village.

For more information on "Relay for Life," visit relayforlife.org/bataviany

April 29, 2013 - 9:36pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in events, GCC, relay for life, cancer awareness.
Event Date and Time: 
May 1, 2013 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Genesee Community College's Wellness Center and the American Cancer Society are teaming up for the college's second annual "mini Relay for Life," which will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 3 until 9 p.m.

The theme of the race is "Be Your Own Superhero."  It will begin at the Student Union, at One College Road in Batavia.

February 22, 2013 - 7:03am
posted by Lisa Neary in cancer, relay for life, American Cancer Society, zumba.
Event Date and Time: 
March 1, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Wyoming County team St. Paul's United Church of Christ invites you to Zumba for a Cause and basket raffle. Where: Attica Prospect Street School, Multi-purpose room When: March 1st, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cost: $10.00 includes one basket raffle ticket and one door prize ticket Additional basket raffle tickets will be available. Make a difference in the world and help us fight cancer!

January 6, 2012 - 5:00pm
posted by Debra Eggebrecht in dinner, chicken BBQ, Event, relay for life, funraiser.
Event Date and Time: 
January 28, 2012 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY GENESEE COUNTY’S RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER CLOR’S CHICKEN BBQ - 4169 W. Main St JANUARY 28TH - 11:00 TIL"gone"  $8.50 = ½ CHICKEN, 2 SIDES, ROLL & BUTTER Don’t be shy, stop and come on inside!  With the weather being colder we are serving inside, see you there!

June 25, 2011 - 1:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Announcements, Business, relay for life.

The American Cancer Society will celebrate the Relay For Life season by painting Batavia purple starting tommorrow. Volunteers will be hanging purple ribbons down Main Street, and have invited Main Street businesses to decorate their storefront windows in an effort to promote Relay For Life of Batavia.

The event is an opportunity for the community to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

Relay For Life of Batavia will take place noon to midnight on Saturday, July 9 at Vandetta Stadium, 120 Richmond Ave.

Individuals and teams camp out, eat, dance and take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminaria candles around the track in a touching ceremony honoring cancer survivors as well as paying tribute to those lost to the disease.

To join Relay For Life, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.relayforlife.org/bataviany

The American Cancer Society is the largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

July 24, 2010 - 7:34pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, events, cancer, relay for life, van detta stadium.
Event Date and Time: 
August 13, 2010 - 6:00pm to August 14, 2010 - 6:00am

The American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" comes to Batavia on Friday, Aug. 13! This is an overnight event and will take place from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.

It's at the Van Detta Stadium track, at 120 Richmond Ave. in Batavia, and is open to walkers and runners of all ages.

July 24, 2010 - 1:55pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, Announcements, cancer, relay for life.

The American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life" comes to Batavia on Friday, Aug. 13! This is an overnight event and will take place from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.

It's at the Van Detta Stadium track, at 120 Richmond Ave. in Batavia, and is open to walkers and runners of all ages.

"Relay for Life" will involve teams of people running or walking around the track. Everyone is encouraged to participate, even if they cannot stay for the whole thing. However, each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times for the duration of the event (since "cancer never sleeps").

The overall event will consist of three parts -- a "Survivors Lap" in which those who have lived through the ordeal of cancer circle the track to celebrate their shared victory, a "Luminaria Ceremony" commemorating loved ones lost to cancer, and a "Fight Back Ceremony" in which participants make a personal commitment to fight cancer.

There is a fee of $10 per person, due at the time of registration. For more information, call Stacie Waddell at 1-800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org/bataviany.

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