Tuesday, April 30, 2013
About 150 participated in the event on April 27. Duluth Middle School won a participation award.
Tuesday, April 30
In its annual "I See a Cure" race, Gwinnett County Public Schools participants raised about $4,000 for cancer awareness and research, according to organizers. The event took place April 27 at the Gwinnett County Public Schools Instructional Support Center in Suwanee. Some 150 people attended. Funds from the event are forwarded to Gwinnett Relay for Life, and go to support the American Cancer Society. "Despite a few sprinkles in the beginning, the race went very wel,l and we all had a great time running/walking to support Relay for Life," said Patrice Pendergast, GCPS recruitment coordinator and an event committee member. "We honored cancer survivors, those who are currently battling and those who have lost the battle," Pendergast added. …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Marelle presented with autographed ball and received standing ovation at NCAA Basketball Coaches Convention for his involvement with Coaches vs. Cancer.
Retired Duluth High School basketball coach Joe Marelle, a two-time cancer survivor, was presented an autographed ball from the American Cancer Society for his involvement with Coaches vs Cancer awareness. Marelle also received a standing ovation for his speech at the American Cancer Society session during the NCAA Coaches Basketball convention Saturday (April 6) at the Atlanta Hilton. Coaches vs Cancer raises awareness and funds for cancer research. College institutions throughout the country participate in various fundraising endeavors. The most popular Coaches vs Cancer event is a "suits-n- sneakers" event where coaches unite for a common cause – saving lives from cancer. Also see: Coach Wins against Cancer Twice
Monday, May 9, 2011
More than 15,000 people participated in the world's largest Relay for Life event held right here in Gwinnett County.
Just as the sun was starting to set on the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds Friday evening, crowds poured through the gates. An estimated 15,000 people filled the fields. Not for a concert or fair, but to take a stand against cancer at Gwinnett’s Relay for Life. Linda Story of the American Cancer Society said there were 335 teams participating, making it the largest Relay for Life Event in the world. “Tonight’s event is really a culmination of many, many months of hard work and raising funds and awareness against cancer,” said Story. Schools, churches, local businesses and organizations set up tents and booths along the path. The groups raised money by holding events throughout the year. And they continued to collect cash at the Relay by …