Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Toys for Tots is just one of many ways the Deerfield based company gets involved in local communities.
Walgreens corporate citizenship was on display Monday when employees at the company’s Deerfield corporate headquarters helped two United States Marines load a truck full of holiday gifts as part of the Toys for Tots program. The drive took place not only at the corporate headquarters but at Walgreens 8,000 stores throughout the country with the toys staying in the local communities throughout the nation. Earlier: Cancer Survivors Unify With a Purpose The Toy for Tots partnership with the United States Marine Corps and the Ellen DeGeneres show is just one example of Walgreens’ effort to be a giving member of not just the North Suburban community, but all over the United States. “We want to help our local communities,” Director of Cause …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Hundreds spend the night walking the track to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
It was a night to remember for cancer survivors, caregivers, friends, coworkers and supporters at the Grayslake and Round Lake Areas Relay for Life Saturday at the Round Lake High School. At least 350 participants on 27 teams raised more than $57,000 for the American Cancer Society to provide services to cancer patients. Some teams have been walking the Relay for years. Bill's Buddies' member Shannon Peters said what she gets most out of the event is seeing her kids, ages 7, 12 and 14 participate. "Watching them be a part of this and them raising money to help others is just really awesome to me." During the opening ceremonies Jemma Cabral of Chicago shared her inspiring story. In 2002 she was newly married and a new mom with 2-year-old …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Grayslake/Round Lake Relay for Life is set for this weekend, July 21-22.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Grayslake and Round Lake area's Relay for Life will kick off Saturday at the Round Lake High School, 800 High School Drive in Round Lake. More than 300 people will take part in the walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society, which among other things, organizes rides for patients to and from treatment, offers college scholarships for cancer survivors, helps women deal with skin and hair changes during treatment, and more. The 12-hour event Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 is packed full of festivities and entertainment. Saturday, July 21 Sunday, July 22 If you want to participate, it's not too late. There is no registration fee or team requirements, and you can sign up at the Relay for Life Saturday at the Round Lake High …
Friday, July 20, 2012
One team builds strength and support by raising more than $7,000 for the Relay for Life.
With just days left in the campaign to raise money for the Grayslake and Round Lake Area Relay for Life, Heather Edwards and her Relay team Bill's Buddies are busy collecting any last donations. The team is made up of 29 local family members and friends, ages 8 months to 85 years. Seven of the team members are cancer survivors. So far they have raised more than $7,000 by having home parties, asking friends and neighbors and even standing outside stores 'coin-canning'. Edwards personally has raised more than $2,600. "People stop and tell us their story, or they tell us someone else's cancer story," Edwards said. "You get to share with a lot of people, and maybe they'll come and participate in the Relay for Life this year." This is Bill's …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A two-time cancer survivor recovers in time to participate in the Grayslake / Round Lake Areas Relay for Life July 21 and 22.
Less than three months ago 40-year-old Jennifer Smith of Round Lake Beach wasn't sure if she would be able to participate in the Grayslake / Round Lake Area Relay for Life. Smith was in surgery, removing a cancerous tumor near her stomach. She had already been through radiation and chemotherapy. "We slacked off on our fundraising because I was trying to take care of me," Smith said. It was all too familiar for Smith, who had battled cancer before. In November of 2008 Jennifer said she "just didn't feel right." She was suffering from massive pain, an increase in appetite and weight gain however several tests came back normal. When Smith underwent surgery to look for the problem doctors discovered ovarian cancer. Smith said. "It just goes…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
More than 300 participants will take to the track July 21-22 to raise money to help fight cancer.
Organizers, volunteers and participants are working on final preparations for the Grayslake and Round Lake Area's Relay for Life scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 at the Round Lake High School track. More than 300 participants on 27 teams have raised more than $46,000 as of late Tuesday. That total is continuing to increase. The money raised will stay within the community and go towards patient services including giving rides to cancer patients. The Relay for Life starts off on a high-energy note Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with Opening Ceremonies. Cancer survivors will take a lap around the track at 6:30 p.m. A luminaria ceremony will take place at 10:30 p.m. "It's important for participants to remember those we've lost to…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Students and staff at Park School Campus in Round Lake, a District 46 school, are aiming to raise thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Students and staff at Park School Campus will have an opportunity to participate in the second annual “Mini-Relay for Life” event to raise money for cancer research. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Thanks to the enthusiasm and efforts of our students and families, last year’s event raised over $6,000, school officials said. This year, Park Campus students will raise awareness and money during this week through October 21. This will include an opportunity to purchase T-shirts at school and to purchase PARK PINWHEELS as a signature spin on the ACS luminary bags. The mini-Relay for Life will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 beginning at 9 a.m. The event will end with an all-school assembly from 2:15-3 p.m. to thank …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend after this crazy week of storms and power outages? We've got some great ideas for you. 1. Military / Veterans Benefit Car Wash Where/When: College of Lake County, Parking Lot 3; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, July 15. Why Go?: Support the completion of the bronze statue, part of the CLC Willow Lake Veterans Monument. Proceeds will also benefit the U.S. Marines Family Readiness Program, the U.S. Navy First Class Association, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Dawg's of Round Lake will provide a hot dog lunch with chips and a drink in exchange for your charitable donation. Pricing: Donation 2. Grayslake Colts Annual Golf Outing Where / When: Brae Loch Golf Club…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
There are 27 teams so far signed up for the annual event of hope and inspiration - the Grayslake/Round Lake Relay for Life - who aim to raise more than $140,000 this Saturday night. Join them to support cancer care and research.
Each year, Grayslake holds its annual Relay For Life to benefit cancer research and funding. For the third year in a row, the event will be held at the Round Lake High School, 800 N. High School Drive, Round Lake, off Cedar Lake Road. In the past, it had been held at the Aquatic Center in Grayslake. Patch.com spoke to Relay For Life staff partner Katie Oshinski about the upcoming event. Patch: What are the days and hours of the event this year? Katie: This year’s relay will be held starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and go until 6 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011. Patch: How many teams have signed up to participate so far? Katie: Right now we have 27 teams registered so far, with room for more people to sign up. Patch: How much money does …