Art & Creativity for Healing
Art & Creativity for Healing offers unique classes and workshops that help children, teens and adults suffering from abuse, illness, grief or stress process their feelings by learning the language of color and painting on canvas. Since we began offering our programs in January of 2001, we have provided service to over 6,000 children and adults.
Our Palette of Colors fundraising dinner and auction is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 5 at the beautiful Village Crean estate in Newport Beach. This event is only made possible by area volunteers and generous supporters like you. The money raised at this event will be used to facilitate free Art & Creativity for Healing workshops on site at hospitals, treatment centers and nonprofit agencies in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. www.art4healing.org
Relay for Life
5TH ANNUAL BEACH CITIES RELAY FOR LIFE
Who: The communities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo.
What: Because Cancer never sleeps, the annual Beach Cities Relay for Life, is a 24-hour ,aising much needed funds for the American Cancer Society. Teams are made up of people who will walk or run around a track in shifts. Team participants camp out and enjoy music, entertainment and refreshments as well as build team spirit in the fight against cancer.
Where: Aviation Park, Redondo Beach
When: June 26 & 27
9:00 am 9:00 am
Why: The funds raised go to new and ongoing cancer research, provides rides for cancer patients to the hospital or doctor, and funds education programs across the state.
Teams: Participants form teams of 5-20 people who walk or run around the track in shifts. Teams can be made up of friends, relatives, local businesses, hospitals, schools, churches and other organizations. Each team is asked to keep one member on the track at all times. Team registration fee is $150.00 and each team member is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100.00.
Youth teams: Must have signed permission by parent. Every team will have a team chaperone , aged 21 years or older.
Survivors: All cancer survivors, from those beginning their journeys to those who have emerged victorious, are encouraged to walk our opening lap and inspire everyone through their participation!
WHAT TO DO NEXT IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
Contact Vicki Tyler.
Phone 310-546-1473 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Relay For Life is a 24-hour team event to fight cancer. It is an opportunity for the community to celebrate life along side cancer survivors, to educate and raise awareness of programs and services offered by the American Cancer Society and raise money to fund research.
Heres how it works: A team captain gets together some of his or her closest friends, co-workers, family members, etc. and forms a team. The team members go out and collect contributions prior to the event. Relay For Life is a celebration party at the end of the fundraising.
Come Relay Day... participants grab their tents and lawn chairs and head to the Relay For Life. Its like a community camp-out. People pitch their tents on the football field, and take turns walking around the track. One person from each team must be on the track at all times.
The first lap at a Relay For Life is special. Its the Survivors Lap. Cancer Survivors are invited to come and walk the first lap. Its very emotional, and hopeful, to see so many people who DO survive cancer.
In the evening... there is a Luminaria Ceremony. White bags with some sand and a candle are placed around the track. Each one is dedicated in honor of a cancer survivor, or in memory of someone who had passed away from cancer. Luminarias encircle the track and light the way as Relay For Life participants walk through the night.
Every Relay For Life is a tobacco-free, alcohol-free event.
History: The Relay For Life began in 1985 in Tacoma, WA when Dr. Gordon Klatt walked around a track for 24 hours. He raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society... and the Relay For Life was born.
Its Special: The Relay For Life is the American Cancer Societys nationwide signature event. It is more than a fundraiser - Relay IS the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life allows us to honor cancer survivors, remember those who have lost the battle, educate the community on early detection and prevention of cancer, and recruit new volunteers for the American Cancer Societys programs and services.
Why 24 hours? We are asking you to give a day out of your life for those who may not have another. There are similarities between the Relay For Life and what a cancer patient goes through: It may get really hot during the day, and you may feel like quitting, but you keep on walking. It may get windy and cold at night - it might even rain. But you press-on... knowing that the sun will come up, and it will be a new day.
Facts about Relay For Life: Nationwide in 2002, American Cancer Society Relay For Life took place in over 3,300 communities nationwide and raised more than $245 million. In 2002, the California Division had 141 Relays and raised $15.2 million for the fight against cancer. Relay For Life accounts for 40% of the American Cancer Societys annual income. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the largest annual not-for-profit fundraising event in the world. In 2002, over 2.25 million people, including 450,000 cancer survivors, participated in Relay in the United States. Relay also takes place in eight other countries around the world. Besides the U.S., Relays will happen in places like Australia, Ireland & Singapore.
Money raised through Relay For Life helps fund the programs and services of the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life accounts for 30% of our annual income.
What does the American Cancer Society do? We provide hope for the future... progress towards a cure... and answers to cancer questions and concerns. This happens through research, education, and service.
Research. Last year, we invested $100 million in peer reviewed cancer research. We have funded 30 researchers who later went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize. We fund 25% of all new investigators cancer research. We are the largest private, non-profit source of funding for scientists studying cancer. For more details on research, contact your staff partner.
Education. We provide materials and educational programs on early prevention and detection of cancer. Examples of these programs include anti-tobacco programs in the schools, Teens Kick Ash!, our nutritional campaign,Spring into Health! Day, and breast cancer awareness programs encouraging women to do breast self-exam and get a mammogram.
Service. We provide free rides to treatment for cancer patients. We are a resource for patients and family members who need information on any type of cancer. Anyone can call our 24-hour hotline for information 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit our website - www.cancer.org.