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April 3, 2006 - Relay for Life is the signature annual fund-raising event of the American Cancer Society. It is also a powerful memorial and survivor celebration. It is also a great time for anyone who participates on Friday, June 9, or Saturday, June 10. The Forest Hills Relay at Cascade Township Park is one of over 3,000 events nationwide. Groups and individuals from teams representing over 40 companies and organizations will walk, jog, or run in one-hour shifts between 3 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.

How can I help? Individuals, groups, or departments can sign up to participate by participating at the event for one hour and raising a minimum of $100 prior to the event. The goal for Team Aquinas is 24 walkers and $3,200. To sign up and receive a participation packet, contact Randy MacGeorge at (616) 632-2945.

So, I pay to walk? Only if you want to. Most people collect sponsorship donations between now and June 6. (Tuesday, June 6 is affectionately known here as "Show Me the Money Day!") That way, the good work is done and the weekend is your chance to reflect, relax, and have fun.

What fun? Big fun for everyone. Food, Music, Contests and Awards, Theme Hours, the Luminaria Celebration, Kid’s Games, Raffles, Freebies, the Survivor Events, and the best walk in the park you’ll take this summer.

Can anyone participate with Team Aquinas? Yes, you're welcome! This team is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, retirees, parents, family, friends, fans, and neighbors of Aquinas College.

I participated last year. What's new for 2006? The big changes are in location and theme of the event. This year's Forest Hills Relay for Life will be held on June 9 and 10 at the Cascade Township Park, 3810 Thornapple River Drive SE. (Plenty of parking means no more shuttles!) There is a circus/carnival theme, and Kramer Entertainment is providing many inflatable fun activities, so we really just have to provide some labor to run the events.

Still not sure? Contact student Co-Chairs Racheal Lynch or Tiffany Vredenburg, or go to to find out more.