Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills

Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills 24 hour fight against cancer, celebrate survivors and honor those lost to cancer! Donate at www.RelayForLife.org/BaldwinHillsCA
About Relay For Life History of Relay For Life One person can make a difference. Nowhere is that more evident than with the story of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, which began in Tacoma, Washington, as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer. In the mid-1980s, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons. In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer. That first year, nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. While he circled the track those 24 hours, he thought about how others could take part. He envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. Months later he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer. In 1986, 19 teams took part in the first team relay event on the track at the colorful, historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000. An indescribable spirit prevailed at the track and in the tents that dotted the infield. What is Relay For Life Today? The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. What Happens at Relay For Life Events? Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back. Celebrate – The Survivors Lap Relay starts with a Survivors Lap – a inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are ensuring that more lives are saved each year – like those of each individual on the track. We also recognize and celebrate caregivers at Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer. At Relay, people understand the frustrations and joys of being a caregiver, since the effects of cancer reach far beyond just the person diagnosed. Remember – The Luminaria Ceremony After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence. As people take time to remember, those who have walked alongside others battling cancer can grieve and find healing. This is a time that truly highlights the importance of defeating this disease. Fight Back – The Fight Back Ceremony Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. That personal commitment may be to do something as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officials about cancer. By taking action, people are personally taking steps to save lives and fight back against a disease that takes too much. Celebrate, remember, and fight back are themes that link all Relays events together, but you can learn more about national event standards and recommendations and more about how to structure your Relay’s planning committee using a suggested three-tier approach by connecting to the documents below. Philosophy – Why We Relay The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a life-changing experience. At Relay, every person in the community has a chance to celebrate, remember, and fight back. And every person who participates joins others around the globe as part of this worldwide movement to end cancer. Everyone's reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. You have a chance to meet people in the community who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer in our lifetime. You can thank all the people who have done so much to support you through your personal cancer experience. And you can gather together with friends, family, and colleagues to laugh, cry, and create lasting memories. No matter why you take part in Relay, however, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life. A Presence in Communities Relay For Life is conducted not simply to raise funds, but to involve new communities, give the Society a local presence, and provide communities the opportunity to own the mission. Because Relay provides grassroots access to the population, it is a critical means of achieving the Society’s 2015 goals. A Celebration of Cancer Survivorship Relay is a moving celebration of cancer survivorship. The event begins with a Survivors Lap in which cancer survivors take a victory lap around the track. A candlelight ceremony is held later in the evening to honor cancer survivors and remember those who we’ve lost to this disease. A Community Event Relay For Life is a community event. Event sites should be selected based on how communities identify themselves. A town or small city may see itself as one community. Larger cities are usually made up of several different communities and neighborhoods. If people identify themselves as being part of a given community, the community qualifies as a Relay site. For example, Relays are even happening on college and corporate campuses, on military bases, and in cyberspace. A Community-Owned / Volunteer-Driven Activity As a community event, Relay fulfills a need for belonging that we all have. It also creates a sense of community by bringing people together in a moving and fun atmosphere, with sufficient time for cultivating relationships. The event is volunteer-driven, with Society staff coaching the volunteers. There is a true partnership between volunteers and staff. A Means of Unifying Communities Cancer is indiscriminate and knows no boundaries. As voluntary organizations in the United States must serve an increasingly diverse population and customer base, the way in which the American Cancer Society does business will need to shift. Our ability to communicate appropriately and utilize partners in our efforts will facilitate our growth in reaching diverse communities and ultimately in reaching the 2015 goals of the Society. Inclusion is imperative. Relay Around the Globe The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an international movement to end cancer. Since 1996, the Society has partnered with multiple cancer organizations in countries outside the United States to license and support Relay For Life programs. Through Relay, these organizations bring together passionate volunteers, promote their mission-based activities, and mobilize community members to take action in the fight against cancer. Relay has proven especially important to countries at the beginning stages of educating both the public and health care communities about this deadly and often preventable disease. International Relay For Life events are now held in communities spanning 18 countries outside of the United States.

24 Hour Cancer Walk to Celebrate Cancer Survivors, Remember those lost to Cancer and Fight Back against cancer in our community! We camp over and give up one day of our life a year to bring our community together to focus on healthy lifestyle changes we can make. Come out and make a difference in your community!

Congratulations Team Omega!  Thank you, Omega for all your hard work and fundraising efforts. To date, Team Omega has ra...
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Congratulations Team Omega!
Thank you, Omega for all your hard work and fundraising efforts. To date, Team Omega has raised $15,990.
Omega!!! You Rock!

Please show this flyer to Benny's Taco on Saturday, June 8th 3pm-10pm to support Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills 25% of ...
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Please show this flyer to Benny's Taco on Saturday, June 8th 3pm-10pm to support Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills 25% of proceeds go to our Relay Benny's Taco 7101 Manchester, 10400 Venice Blvd. Culver City or 915 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica Show photo to cashier!

05/29/2019

Just wanted to remind you that our next Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills meeting will be on Thursday, May 30th at the Yvonne Burke Senior and Community Center (62nd & LaBrea) at 6:30PM. Please come bring your registration, donation, business card and luminary forms. Come pickup flyers, posters, postcards for the event and ask any questions. We are on countdown, less than 30 days to our event on June 22nd at 9AM.

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Our planning meeting is Thursday ,6pm, at the Yvonne B. Burke Senior Center - 4750 W. 62nd St. L.A. 90056. Committee Chairs, please come prepared to update the group, and identify the support and/or materials that you may need from the Leadership Team.

The Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills Kick-off Meeting is Thursday, April 25th 6:30PM-7:30PM at the Yvonne Braithwaite Bur...
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The Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills Kick-off Meeting is Thursday, April 25th 6:30PM-7:30PM at the Yvonne Braithwaite Burke Ladera Senior Center 4750 W. 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90056.

Please join us to kick-off the 2019 Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills June 22nd 9AM 24 hour Cancer Walk.

Be sure to sign up if you haven't already and encourage others to join your team or sign up their own team.

Register at: www.RelayForLife.org/BaldwinHillsCA

We need survivors, volunteers, committee members and your support for a successful community event.

02/11/2019

The following teams are signed up and fired up:
*Team Omega
*Mighty Team Trinity
*Pink Monkeys
*Green Team
*Team Jackson
*Alpha Attack
*Raider Nation
*Mista
*Whitestearn
*Sacred Hear of Jesus Court 121
*Mt Sinai & Queen Bathsheba Grand Chapter
*Hilary's Hope Walkers
*EMissy K ENT

***YOUR NAME SHOULD BE HERE***🤗

COME ON! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! EVERY VOICE, EVERY STEP, EVERY EFFORT IS APPRECIATED!🤩

You are valuable and you matter!😁

Don't sleep 😴😴

You'll be sad you missed it!😭

Let's TURN UP and make this the BEST YEAR EVER!!🏃🏾‍♂️💃🏿🏃🏿‍♀️🕺💜💜💜💜💜💯

02/11/2019

Baldwin Hills Relayers!!! It is time to kick it into HIGH GEAR!! Our Relay is right around the corner. Have you spread the word?!

02/06/2019

Looking for you! Yeah YOU!! Start your teams NOW!😁

02/06/2019

Baldwin Hills Relayers!!! Are we reaching out to our community for sponsors yet?! It's NEVER too early to start!

01/29/2019

If cancer has touched you or someone you care about and you want to do something about it. Get Involved the next Relay for Life of Baldwin Hills 2019 meeting is on Thursday, January 31 @ 6:00PM for at the Lader Senior and Community Center at 4750 W. 62nd St. (62nd & La Brea)

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As of today We’ve raised $57,538.60

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Wow! Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills! Is tommarow Saturday, June 23rd at 9AM at the Yvonne B. Burke Athletic Field at 5401 S. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angles, CA 90056 Please tell our friends and family to come out and support our wonderful community event. As usual we will have food, entertainment, raffles, activities for kids and adults from yoga to line dancing to R&B to gospel groups, youth groups and at 9PM we will have our luminaria ceremony where we remember those lost to or affected by cancer. Please sign up online to save time and breeze through registration line: www.RelayForLife.org/BaldwinHillsCA

If cancer has touched you or someone you care about and you want to do something about it, we need more activists to join or donate to the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life. The ACS is the world's leader in making progress in the fight against cancer.

Wow! Only 2 more days to the Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills!It's this Saturday, June 23rd at 9AM at the Yvonne B. Burke...
06/21/2018
Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills

Wow! Only 2 more days to the Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills!

It's this Saturday, June 23rd at 9AM at the Yvonne B. Burke Athletic Field at 5401 S. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angles, CA 90056

Please tell our friends and family to come out and support our wonderful community event.

As usual we will have food, entertainment, raffles, activities for kids and adults from yoga to line dancing to R&B to gospel groups, youth groups and at 9PM we will have our luminaria ceremony where we remember those lost to or affected by cancer.

Please sign up online to save time and breeze through registration line: www.RelayForLife.org/BaldwinHillsCA

Our last meeting will be Thursday, June 21st at the Ladera Senior Center on 62nd & LaBrea if you have any final questions or need any additional information or if you want to sign up to volunteer. If you can't make the last meeting, we'll see you on Saturday starting at 9 AM...

Thanks so much for your support.

Madeline Wilson

Event Co-chair

We will need help at the event location to help with set-up on Friday, June 22nd and all day Saturday, June 23rd.

If cancer has touched you or someone you care about and you want to do something about it, we need more activists to join or donate to the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life. The ACS is the world's leader in making progress in the fight against cancer.

If cancer has touched you or someone you care about and you want to do something about it. Get Involved . Next Relay for...
05/15/2018

If cancer has touched you or someone you care about and you want to do something about it. Get Involved . Next Relay for Life meering is us on Thursday, May 17th @ 6:30PM for the Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills Planning Meeting at the laders Senior and Community Center at 4750 W. 62nd St. (62nd & La Brea)

If cancer has touched you or someone you care about and you want to do something about it. Get Involved . Next Relay for Life meering is us on Thursday, May 17th @ 6:30PM for the Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills Planning Meeting at the laders Senior and Community Center at 4750 W. 62nd St. (62nd & La Brea)

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01/17/2018

Friendly reminder that the 1st meeting is coming up at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Ladera Senior Center located at 4750 w. 52nd Street Los Angeles, CA. It would be great to do a little extra fundraising now, so you have more to report at your meeting! Log into your dashboard and send some messages now. It’ll jog some people’s memories that you’re involved in the Relay movement, and inspire them to support your efforts.

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Relay for LIFE MEETING TODAY 6-22-176:00pm to 7:00pm FINALIZE AND PRAYIMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WE WILL PACK THE COMEDY UNIO...
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Relay for LIFE MEETING TODAY 6-22-17
6:00pm to 7:00pm FINALIZE AND PRAY

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WE WILL PACK THE COMEDY UNION UNTIL WE CANT GO ANY FURTHER FOR FOR OUR LAST FUNDRAISER

(SPECIAL EVENT this THURS June 22nd) American Cancer Society BALDWIN HILLS Relay for Life Fundraiser Comedy Show w/ Host RAMONA STEPHENS – 8pm
Showtime: 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
Tickets: $10 per person w/ Arrival Before 8pm...$15 each with arrival after 8pm. THERE IS A TWO BEVERAGE MINIMUM PER PERSON IN THE COMEDY CLUB
Get Ready for another Incredible SPECIAL EVENT this Thursday, June 22nd at 8pm! American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills Comedy Show Fundraiser hosted by Ramona Stephens : All Proceeds are Direct Donations to PinkMonkeys Unite: “IGNITE the FIGHT with LAUGHTER”. So Come LAUGH all night long w RAMONA STEPHENS & More! This show is FIRE so RSVP NOW! Two beverage minimum per person.

THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT / INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED COMEDY SHOW – NO COMEDY UNION DISCOUNTS OR PROMOTIONS ACCEPTED –

Ramona we thank You

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4 MORE days to register for something amazing. Our Survivors will be proud to know we are here doing it all for them.. Praise God.

4 MORE days to register for something amazing. Our Survivors will be proud to know we are here doing it all for them..  ...
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4 MORE days to register for something amazing. Our Survivors will be proud to know we are here doing it all for them.. Praise God.

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2 Days before our next Committee Meeting for the Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills.Please join us on Thursday, June 8th at...
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2 Days before our next Committee Meeting for the Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills.

Please join us on Thursday, June 8th at the Ladera Community Center (62nd & La Brea) as we start our final stretch to the June 24th 24 Hour Cancer Walk www.RelayForLife.org/BaldwinHillsCA

Sign up if you haven't already, secure sponsors, get you fundraising in gear! Come get Luminaria Bag form, business card forms for the program book, flyers, posters to make sure we get the word out to our entire community. Call your friends, family and co-workers! We still need volunteers for Friday set-up and day of event on June 24th (all day) and we need singers for the Karaoke after the Luminaria ceremony.

Send out your e-mails, get your church involved but most of all let everyone you know what a great time they will have if they make that pledge to come out and help their familyand community!

We have a full day of activities for youth to full grown adults!

Can you bring 5 of your friends??? We are looking forward to having a great time but definitely need your support!

See you Thursday, June 8th @ 6:30pm.

Our last two meetings will be June 15th and June 22nd 6:30pm at the Ladera Community Center.

Thanks

Madeline Wilson

Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills Event Co-chair

www.RelayForLife.org/baldwinHillsCA

[email protected]

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First of all Happy Mother's Day to all!

Please join us this Thursday, May 18th for the Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills Committee meeting 6:30PM at the Ladera Senior Center 4750 West 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90056.

Bring your business card forms for this year's program, sponsors, luminaria forms, etc. We are close to needing final commitments for our supporters to make it to the back of the T-shirts.

Still need volunteers to help work on committees. Still need more teams, more walkers and more community support. Please make that last phone call to see if someone can come out to our event as a sponsor and/or supporter.

Have you told all your friends, family and co-workers where you will be on June 24th?

Send an e-mail with the link to sign up: www.RelayForLife.org/BaldwinHillsCA

See you at the meeting.

We will have posters to distribute to local businesses so that we can get the word out. All you social media junkies, go for it!

Thanks

Madeline Wilson

Co-chair, Relay For Life of Baldwin Hills

www.RelayForLife.org/BaldwinHillsCA

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