Clinton County Democrats looking for a way to give back to the community formed a Clinton County Relay For Life team to help raise funds for people impacted by cancer.
That’s how “Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer” came about!
During Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser walk that benefits the American Cancer Society, teams come together for 6-24 hours. Team members take turns walking around a designated path the entire time.
“Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we,” explains the American Cancer Society website.
Clinton County Relay For Life will take place on May 30, 2020, at Riverview Park, but many activities and fundraisers will lead up to that final event.
Team Co-Captains: Roxanne Embick & Lauri Schaitkin
Team Bookkeepers: Angela Black & Lauri Schaitkin
Team PR Coordinator: Bill Mincer
ONGOING: Monthly Team Meetings
The Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer Relay For Life Team meets monthly. This is a great opportunity to meet other members and learn about goals for the team. Contact Roxanne Embick to be put on the contact list to receive regular updates.
Our goal is to raise $7,000 before Clinton County Relay For Life takes place in May 2020! You can securely donate to the Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer team here.
OCTOBER 13: Handmade Happy Hour
Join the CCDKC Relay For Life Team at The Potter’s Palette, 105 E. Main St., from 2-4 p.m. on October 13 for an autumn-themed Handmade Happy Hour. Only 20 seats are available for this crafty fundraiser, where participants will choose a blank ceramic item to paint with glaze. The cost depends on the item selected. For more information or to reserve a seat, call or text 570-660-7692!
THROUGH OCTOBER: Used Shoe Drive
The CCDKC Relay For Life Team is collecting gently-used shoes through the end of October. Our goal is to collect 2,500 pairs and this will allow us to raise $1,000 toward our overall goal! Contact Roxanne Embick for more information.
NOVEMBER 3: Paddle Mania
Paddle Mania, a very popular auction-style event that often sells out of tickets, will be held November 3 at the Lock Haven Moose Lodge, 150 S. Hanna St. Doors open to the public at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at 1 p.m. You can support CCDKC by purchasing a ticket to attend or by donating items to be auctioned off at the event by October 26.( examples include gift cards/certificates, wine, and items for children). Tickets are $5 each. For more information, contact Roxanne Embick.
THROUGH NOVEMBER 15: American Cancer Society Holiday T-shirt Sales
Use this form to order an ACS Holiday T-shirt, and simply mark Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer as your team on the form to have proceeds benefit our fundraising efforts! Orders received by October 15 will arrive in early November; those received by November 15 will arrive in early December.
COMING SOON: Rada Cutlery Fundraiser
Looking for a good Christmas gift? We’ll be selling from the Rada Cutlery catalog — which includes all sorts of items beyond silverware — this fall! Stay tuned!
MAY 17: Bark For Life
Bring your dog out and participate in a FUNdraiser for the CCDKC Relay For Life Team! More details to be announced soon!
MAY 30: Clinton County Relay For Life
The annual culmination of fundraising activities will be held May 30 at Riverview Park, along the beautiful West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The event features ongoing relaying by participants, as well as food and other items for sale as part of the fundraiser, and ends with the luminaria display honoring those who’ve battled cancer.
Join the Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer Relay Team and help us in our mission to raise money for individuals impacted by cancer.
To join, click here and complete the online team member registration form!
Volunteers will have an opportunity to serve in one of the following capacities:
- Social Media Team – Help manage the Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer Facebook page, set up related Facebook Events and keep the pages up to date with fundraising as needed
- Procurement Team – Help lead the way in collecting donations of food, drinks, items for fundraisers, gift cards from Weis or Walmart to purchase needed items, etc.
- Luminaria – All team members will be responsible for selling Luminaria to friends, family, co-workers, etc. Luminaria are the simple white bags, lighted from within, that are featured during a special ceremony during the Relay for Life Event. Luminaria honor loved ones surviving cancer and remember those who have lost the battle. Anyone may dedicate a Luminaria for just $10 here.
- Relay – Join us at the Relay for Life event and help by taking turns walking the track. Show solidarity with team members and those affected by cancer in this tribute.
If you can’t join the team, consider making a donation (monetary or otherwise).
Our Team participates in used clothing drives and gift drives for Clinton County Relay for Life auction/fundraiser events.
PICS FROM 2019 EFFORTS
The Clinton County Dems Kick Cancer Relay For Life team raised $5,000 for Relay For Life between August 2018 and May 2019. We’re proud of our first year of success and were designated as the “Best New Team” by the American Cancer Society for our accomplishments! Check out pics below, and learn more how you can get involved!
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