2014 Relay for Life Schedule

Relay for Life Of Mitchell and Osborne Counties

June 7, 2014
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Mitchell County Fairgrounds
Beloit, Kansas

3:00 PM Root beer floats - Matt Otte
Carnival games
Mark Nebel and the Mark Key Band
Adult games with prizes

5:15 PM Food Stand - Beloit Fire Department
Beloit Dance Team
Amanda Henke

5:30 PM Massages - free for survivor, donation for others

6:15 PM Motorcycle processional

6:30 PM Opening prayer - Pastor Rich Miller, Glen Elder Friends Church
Presentation of flags - Boy Scouts
National Anthem - Amanda Henke
Introduction of Committee
Introduction of teams/fundraising efforts
Introduction of $1000 Club members
Introduction of top fundraising teams
Introduction of Corporate Sponsors
Information about Relay for Life

7:15 PM Survivor Ceremony
Survivor Lap
Caregiver Lap
Music by Amanda Henke and Mark Nebel

7:30 PM Wildcards Dance Team
Mark Nebel and the Mark Key Band
Jolinda Black's Dance Team
Massages - free for survivor, donation for others

8:00 PM Hero of Hope - Jen Brush

8:30 PM Poker Laps (Foutsy's Number Ones)

9:00 PM Luminaria Ceremony
Hush Angels
Bag pipe

10:15 PM Spaghetti Head Game

10:30 PM KSU/KU Competition Laps - fundraiser
10:45 PM 3-legged Race Lap

11:00 PM "Relay" Cotton-eyed Joe Lap

11:15 PM Ring Toss in Dark

11:30 PM Pop Bottle Rattle Game

11:45 PM Closing Ceremonies

12:00 AM Hot dogs provided by Downs Super Foods
S'mores provided by Dollar General, Beloit


2014 Relay for Life of Mitchell and Osborne Counties Committee
Jessica Brummer, Christie Fouts - Event Co-chairs
Beth Holling -Accounting Chair
Linda Riley - Corporate Sponsor Chair
Bev Wiese, Rebecca Brummer - Survivorship
Mallory Wittstruck, Terry Peterson, Alisha Smith - Entertainment
Jessi Day - Luminaria Chair
Mary Jane Chapman, Marcia Fleming
American Cancer Society Staff - Tammy Kimminau

Special Thanks To Mitchell County Fair Board for use of the grounds
Emcee - Wade Gerstner
DJ - Mark Nebel
Christy Duden, Connie Hafliger - massage
Dunstan Trucking for the recycling containers
Volunteers that helped with set up and take down
And all others that volunteered and supported in any way in making Relay for Life of Mitchell and Osborne Counties a success



Gold Level - $500

Agco-Sunflower; Becker Autos and Trailers; Bell Memorials, LLC; Beloit Medical Center, PA; Carrico Implement Company, Inc; Johnson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, LLC; KD Country 94/Z96.3 the Lake; KVSV AM 1190 the Mix/KVSV FM 105.5 Beloit Kansas; Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems; S&S Drug; Sonic Drive-In

Silver Level - $250

Beloit Fire Department; Beloit Super 8; Catlin's Friendly Apple Market; Dental Designs of Solomon Valley, PA; Farmway Coop, Inc; First National Bank of Beloit: Hubbard Feeds, Inc; Pizza Hut of Beloit; Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc; Simpson Farm Enterprises

Bronze Level - $100

12:11 Cross Fit; Ackerman True Value Supply, Inc; AgMark, LLC; Alta Convenience Store; Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza; Beloit Call; Beloit Motor Co, Inc.; Body Flex Fitness; Boettcher Supply, Inc; Boxum Insurance; Brown's Electronics, Inc; Brush Art Corporation; C&R Body Shop, Inc; City of Beloit; Cunningham Telephone & Cable; Dig It Underground, LLC; Dubbert Tent Rental; Dunstan Trucking, LLC; Ellenz of Tipton; Farmway Credit Union; Fouts Insurance Agency, Inc; Great Plains Mfg. Co; Guaranty State Bank & Trust Co; Harrison Law Office, LLC; Impressions; Kibbe's Kennel; Krier's CARQUEST Auto Parts, Inc; Landoll Corporation; Linton Insurance Agency, LLC; McDonald-Roberts Funeral Service; Meyer Chiropractic Center, PA - Dr. Thomas J. Owen; Midway Co-op Inc; Mitchell County Fair Board; Oak Creek Building & Design, Inc; Ringneck Ranch, Inc; Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital, PA; Special T; State Bank of Downs; Thompson's OK Tire, Inc; Tipton Knights of Columbus #1645; VFW Post 6242; Waconda Boats & Motors, LLC; Waconda Trader; Wheat Fields Floral; Zachary's Ace Hardware

Other Sponsors

Abram Ready-Mix, Inc; Banner Restaurant; Camelot Inn; Christy's Massage; Connie Hafliger; Dollar General; Donker's Liquor Store; Doug's Auto Service; Downs Super Foods; Farmers & Merchant State Bank; G&M Storage; Harrison Brothers Agency, LLC; Lakeside Convenience; Lost Creek Therapies Myofascial Release Center; Ludwig Chiropractic, LLC; NCK Wellness Center; Solomon Valley Cinema; Strikers! Bowling Center; Timeless Treasures, LLC; Vera Streit; Winkel Manufacturing Co; World Pest Control

Relay History
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.
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. The darkness represents the darkness of the diagnosis and treatment time for a patient. The new dawn brings new hope to their life.
There are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back.
Relay starts with a Survivors Lap - an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we've achieved over cancer. We also recognize and celebrate caregivers. 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.
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, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.
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. By taking action, people are personally taking steps to save lives and fight back against a disease that takes too much.
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.
It is more than just a fundraiser. It's a life-changing experience.


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