• Brownsburg Relay plans to raise $120k in this year’s event

    April 22, 2016 No comments

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    The Brownsburg Relay For Life is the largest fundraising event in Hendricks County. The Brownsburg Relayers fundraise, walk and celebrate to find cure for all cancers. The 2016 Relay for Life is taking place this year on Sat. May 21 from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 a.m. at the Brownsburg Town Hall Green.  

    As of today, 4/12/16, 27 teams and 371 participants have raised $47,705.70 toward their team totals.  The Brownsburg Relay for Life hopes to raise more than $120,000 for its 2016 event and fundraising season.

    About this year’s Brownsburg Relay For Life Event: 

    The event is no cost for the public to attend, and is a family-friendly celebration with games, bounce house, dunk tank, fire truck, lots of entertainment and activities for 15 straight hours. This year’s theme for the 2016 Brownsburg Relay is “Games”, so each team will have a game-themed booth (from Minecraft to Monopoly) set up with items for sale, fun activities, food and more, and will take turns walking around the track during the event to support their efforts. In addition, the event features several ways to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers, including a pampering area, a special survivor lap and Survivor Dinner, sponsored by Scotty’s Brewhouse, Brownsburg. The evening activities conclude with a special Luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m., where participants line the walking track with paper luminaries representing those who are fighting or who have lost their fight with cancer.

    Some of the event’s activities include:

    • 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Team Parade
    • 10-11 a.m. White Lick Elementary Juggling Masters
    • 11-12 a.m. Cardinal Kicks Dance Group (100 students) and ORF Musical Group (40 students)
    • 12-1 p.m. Bethesda Christian School Choir
    • 1-2 p.m. Brownsburg East Middle School Talent Show
    • 2-3 p.m. XL ENTertainment with DJ EEZYRIDER (Karaoke for Dollars)
    • 5-6 p.m. Survivor Dinner and Celebratory Survivor Lap (5:45 p.m.)
    • 6-7 p.m. Davey and the Rhythm Kings –a local blues band featuring David Moore, John Plachta, and Ron Brown
    • 7-8 p.m. GTR (Guys That Rock)—a local variety band featuring Ron Brown, Cleo Brown, Greg Easter, Jim Hornaday and Adam Stambaugh. Elvis impersonator Sam Ingram will make an appearance with the band!
    • 8-9 p.m. GTR (Guys That Rock) will continue, featuring special guest guitar aficionado Ethan Strange, with more classic rock, country and dance tunes
    • 10 p.m. Luminary Ceremony; Reflection and Remembrance
    • 11:15 p.m.- 12:30 Spirit of Relay, Closing Activities and Final Lap

    Business Involvement: 

    Several local businesses have sponsored the event, including:

    • CNHI
    • Terry Lee Honda in Brownsburg
    • Brownsburg Town hall & Brownsburg Parks
    • Golden Chassis
    • Adelsperger Orthodontics
    • Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling
    • A.C.T. Services
    • Midas Plainfield
    • SCG Technologies
    • Davey and the Rhythm Kings
    • XL ENTertainment with DJ EEZYRIDER
    • Guys That Rock
    • AimFire Marketing

    Many other Brownsburg businesses have supported the Brownsburg Relay for Life through its various teams via team sponsorship, event hosting or in-kind donations. 

    Brownsburg Schools are Heavily Involved: Last year there were approximately 16 school/youth teams that raised nearly $75,000 for our relay event. (more than half of the entire event funds raised).  This included the entire BCSC, Bethesda Christian School, Calvary Learning Academy, the Goddard school and a couple of Girl Scout troops. This year we currently have 13 school/youth teams with more to come. So far they have raised more than $20,000 by having dine to donates at local restaurants, time with teacher events, student vs faculty games, and coin wars. There are still many fundraising events planned prior to our relay in addition to many games and food booths at the event.  There will be teachers and administrators in the dunk tank throughout the entire day. Many of the school teams will be showcasing their talented students with performances by choirs, dance teams, jugglers, talent show winners, and percussion groups.

    A Few Upcoming Fundraisers:

    • Tuesday 4/12: Team: We Got This dine-to-donate at Brownsburg Pizza Hut during the buffet Tues. 5-9 p.m.
    • Wednesday 4/13 Team: Brown Elementary Talent Show fundraiser 3:45pm. All welcome! $3/person, $10/family. Pop/snacks on sale for $1/each.
    • Wednesday 4/13: Team USA Dine to Donate at Buffalo Wild Wings Brownsburg (all day; dine in/carry out)
    • Thursday 4/14: Team Cardinal Elementary Fundraiser at Pop-O-Licious in Brownsburg (4-9 p.m.; 20% of sales)
    • Friday 4/15: Team: We Got This: Euchre Tournament: 7 p.m. $15 or $25/couple: Brownsburg Fire Territory Building
    • Monday April 18: Team: We Got This Dine to Donate at o Italian in Brownsburg (mention Relay when ordering)
    • Monday/Tuesday April 18-19: Team: Grandma Pat Dine to Donate at Papa’s Pizzeria in Brownsburg (all day)
    • Tuesday 4/19: Team: BHS Dine to Donate at Firehouse Subs Brownsburg (all day; present flyer when ordering)
    • Wednesday 4/20: Team EMS Survivors Dine to Donate at Marcos Pizza Brownsburg (all day)
    • Thursday 4/21: Team West Warriors Dine to Donate at Marcos Pizza (all day)
    • Mon 4/25-Wed 4/27: Team USA Panoony’s Pizza and Wings Dine to Donate (all day; no flyer needed)
    • Friday 5/13 7 p.m., Saturday 5/14 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.; “Run for Your Love” Relay Painting fundraising event. $35 Ages 16+ on RSVP to 341-151
    • (Ongoing): Delaware Trail “Flocking Flamingo” Fundraiser: $15 puts pink flamingos in a friend’s yard. Email loriplumley@gmail.com to schedule.

    Brownsburg Relay will post other fundraising events on its Facebook and Twitter pages as they receive the information, or as the events draw near.

    How people can get involved:

    • Join a team (encouraging team signups by April 15)
    • Donate to a team
    • Sponsor a team (as a business or via an in-kind donation)
    • Sign up as a volunteer
    • Sign up as a caregiver or survivor

    Important Links: 

    Brownsburg Relay for Life Sign-up or Donate at: http://www.relayforlife.org/brownsburgin

    Brownsburg Relay Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RelayForLifeBrownsburgIndiana/

    Brownsburg Relay Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/relay4lifebburg

    For More Information: Please contact Peggy Davis: 317-344-7835

     or email peggy.davis@cancer.org.

    BACKGROUND:

    The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Individuals and teams raise funds and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer. 

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