Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Relay for Life of GLMV Youths on April 13 had one less participant because he couldn't come up with $100.
A Libertyville High School student said he wasn't allowed to walk in a recent Relay for Life event for Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills youths because he hadn't raised the $100 minimum fund-raising requirement, according to the Lake County News-Sun. Anthony Zotto, 18, told the News-Sun that he tried to participate in the April 13 relay at the Libertyville Sports Complex with his own donation of $25 but had to leave the event when he couldn't come up with the whole $100. The American Cancer Society, which sponsors Relay for Life, said that to be fair and consistent to the other students, organizers cannot deviate from the per-participant fund-raising goal, according to the article. The April 13 Relay for Life of GLMV …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Forty-two teams from Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills have raised more than $24,000.
Nearly 500 youths from the Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills areas are expected to participate in the "Relay for Life of GLMV Youth" event Saturday evening through Sunday morning at the Libertyville Sports Complex. As of late Monday, 42 teams totaling 483 people had signed up for the event, which will serve as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The teams have raised just over $24,554 as of Monday. “On May 22, the American Cancer Society celebrates 100 years of saving lives from cancer and creating a world with more birthdays. It’s the progress we’ve made together—as a community, as volunteers, as survivors and as leaders—that has helped us reach this incredible milestone with tremendous success,” said Alicia …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Toys for Tots is just one of many ways the Deerfield based company gets involved in local communities.
Walgreens corporate citizenship was on display Monday when employees at the company’s Deerfield corporate headquarters helped two United States Marines load a truck full of holiday gifts as part of the Toys for Tots program. The drive took place not only at the corporate headquarters but at Walgreens 8,000 stores throughout the country with the toys staying in the local communities throughout the nation. Earlier: Cancer Survivors Unify With a Purpose The Toy for Tots partnership with the United States Marine Corps and the Ellen DeGeneres show is just one example of Walgreens’ effort to be a giving member of not just the North Suburban community, but all over the United States. “We want to help our local communities,” Director of Cause …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Congratulations to all who participated!
Twenty-four teams raised more than $54,000 at the 2012 Relay for Life of GLMV, held June 2-3 at Carmel High School. According to the event website, the top teams this year were BFC Babes for Birthdays, Hollister Hopefuls and Faithfully Walking for a Cure. The top individual participants were Joyce McGuiggan, Carol Sladek and Patti Bries. McGuiggan and her husband, Tom, both cancer survivors, served as this year's honorees. Activities at the Relay for Life included a reception for survivors, themed laps, a dance party and a luminaria ceremony.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The annual Relay for Life of GLMV will take place June 2-3.
Twenty-four teams — with 141 people total — are expected to participate in the 2012 Relay for Life of GLMV June 2-3. The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will take place at Carmel High School in Mundelein. So far, teams have raised more than $37,614. The top fundraisers include BFC Babes for Birthdays with $9,911, Hollister Hopefuls with $6,701 and Pres Blue with $2,648. Registration for this year's event will start at 5 p.m. June 2, said Carley Alcorn, a Relay organizer from the American Cancer Society. Survivors and caregivers will be honored at a special reception at 5 p.m. So far, 30 survivors have pre-registered to participate. Those individuals will lead the survivor lap at 6:30 p.m. Joyce and Tom McGuiggan, cancer …