Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Bob Lee will cycle from Vancouver to Tijuana Mexico, then cross the finish line in San Diego.
Barrington resident Bob Lee is taking off on an incredible journey today. The 70-year-old will get on a plane to Vancouver, Canada, where he will ride his bicycle to Tijuana, Mexico, all in the name of charity. Lee is riding with a purpose. His goal has to been raising money for three charities: ALS Les Turner Foundation, The American Cancer Society and Hospice. He's already raised more than $447,000 with a goal of $1,000,000. This is Lee's third Ride for 3 Reasons. The adventure began in 2001 when he rode across the southern part of the country from San Diego, Calif. to Jacksonville, Fla. Six years later, he got back on the bike and rode from Jacksonville, Fla., up the east coast to Bar Harbor, Maine, and across the northern border to …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Hundreds of people came out to the Barrington Community Stadium to support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on June 8.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
2012's Relay for Life sets fundraising goal of $350,000.
Barrington High School Community Stadium will once again act as host to Relay for Life this Friday, June 8. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will end the following morning. Relay for Life is an annual community event that raises money for the American Cancer Society, the leading provider of cancer research funds. Relay has recently experienced a surge in participants and donors, raising $385,000 in 2011, far surpassing 2010’s total of $85,000. There are several annual fixtures to this event, such as the Survivor Walk (which will take place at 6:30 p.m.), the Luminaria Ceremony (10 p.m.) and the Closing Ceremony (5:30 a.m. the following day). "We are hosting a canned food drive to anchor our luminaria during the most important part of the…
Monday, June 4, 2012
The contest is part of the June 8 celebration.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Arnett C. Lines Elementary School kids will participate in a 5K or 1 mile run to benefit Relay for Life.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The kids of “Lines on the Run”, a children’s running club at Arnett C. Lines Elementary School will participate in a special run called “Run for Relay” to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. The run will be held on the campus of Arnett C. Lines elementary on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:30 p.m. and will include one, two and three mile course options. All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The Midwest Bone & Joint Institute of Barrington is the sponsor of the running club and the event as part of the practice’s initiative to teach children about the important role nutrition and exercise play in building strong bones and avoiding childhood fractures. According to …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The first annual Relay for Life fundraising event is happening May 12.
When it comes to creativity, Norton’s U.S.A. owner Deborah Leydig is never short on ideas. She was brainstorming a new way to fundraise for Barrington's Relay For Life when her latest idea popped into her head. “I think it’s really hard with Relay for Life, trying to think of things to do. I was watching an old movie where the ladies would make a lunch and somebody would buy their lunch, and I thought, oh my we should do this with cakes,” she said. That’s how Norton’s U.S.A.’s first annual Live Auction Cake Sale was born. The idea is that customers and community members will bake a cake, bring it to the store, and it will be auctioned off to benefit Relay for Life. Leydig said it should be lots of fun, all for a good cause. “Everyone is …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The event was the first to promote Ride for 3 Reasons: Part III.
Bob Lee and the Ride for 3 Reasons team held their first event of the season at Citizens Park on Saturday, May 5. The event helped promote the RIDE that Bob will embark upon this fall, to raise money for Hospice, the ALS Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Learn more about Ride for 3 Reasons by reading this article.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was a huge success and raised more than $300,000.
Dozens of teams participated in Barrington's Relay For Life Friday evening through Saturday morning. Check out our photo preview and stay tuned for more video and photos throughout the day.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The entire Barrington community is invited to attend Relay for Life on Saturday, June 10 at the Barrington High School stadium at 6 p.m.
Since Joanne Dalessandro and her daughter Dina took over as co-chairs for Barrington’s Relay for Life this year, the event has reached record high numbers and looks to break more including a record with the World Record Academy. The Barrington Relay for Life Team is going to attempt to construct the world’s largest cupcake tower/display in the Barrington High School field house. “I originally thought of the idea to just get people interested in attending and almost immediately I had a number of people offering to help out and make it happen,” Dalessandro explained. Her neighbor Jim Leopardo is using his construction business to build the base and platform for the tower. SweetPea Cakes, Millrose, Wynstone Golf Club, Piece of Cake Bakery, …