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Relay for Life sets date, seeks sponsors

Published: Sunday, May 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

HUNTLEY – Relay for Life of Huntley is scheduled from 6 p.m. June 14 through 6 a.m. June 15 at the Huntley Park District’s Rec Center, 12015 Mill St.

This is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event where teams made up of friends, family and co-workers fundraise throughout the year and then come together to walk a track through the night.

In advance of the event, Relay for Life of Huntley has a Culver’s Night planned for Tuesday. Culver’s will donate a portion of proceeds from sales between 4 and 8 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Luau,” and participants are encouraged to decorate their campsites to the theme.  

Some of the entertainment planned for the night includes Envision Dance Company, an Intrigue Fitness Hula Hoop presentation, belly dance with Natalie Block of Belly Rhythms, Zumba with Ivette Garven and The Lennys.

To celebrate survivors, Relay for Life of Huntley has planned a complimentary dinner at 5:15 p.m. June 14 at the site of the relay. Cancer survivors are encouraged to register for the relay and attend the dinner. The survivors also will kick off the walk by leading the first lap.

Teams also will sell luminaria bags for a $10 donation. The name of a person being remembered or honored is written on each bag. The bags then are placed around the track and illuminated after dark.

Relay for Life of Huntley continues to look for businesses in the community to participate either by cash donation, gift in kind, or even forming a fundraising team to walk at the event.

To register, visit www.RelayforLife.org/HuntleyIL. For information, call Mike Jostes, American Cancer Society staff partner, at 630-879-9009.

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