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To the team…

July 24, 2010

I have met with Kellie and have final numbers for the team ($5188) and individuals.

I also still have everyone’s silver pins! So I’d like to get those to all of you. Since our team meetings were so poorly attended, I’m going to just head out and deliver them to people rather than trying to pull together a wrap party.

Thanks for participating in the 2010 Relay For Life and all that you have done for the American Cancer Society!

Thank you, teammates!

June 29, 2010

Relay 2010 has come to a close (although, if you are still collecting donations, you can turn them in until the end of August) and although we had rain and some confusion due to moving in and out of the school and a brand new set of committee members, we did what we could with the crew we had and in my opinion, it went pretty well.

Thank you to the walkers and the t-shirt logo makers/imprinters and the auction participators! Thank you for the snack makers and the laughter and the fun. Thank you for putting up with my migraine mood – if you heard me being a naysayer down-player grumbly butt, attribute it to that.

Thank you for turning in your money before the announcement of the awards – Keith’s Brain Trust is an official Silver Award Winning team again for 2010! Our total at Relay close was $5028. THANK YOU!

Thank you for being upbeat and positive in the face of rain and threatening weather! Again!

Thank you for walking despite sore feet, sore knees, blisters, sore hips, being exhausted, going beyond your scheduled walking time, and walking when you felt like you were the only one on the track. It can get lonely out there!

Because I was in the counting house much of the time, I didn’t get many photos. Because we were inside for the opening stuff (and I was in Registration due to the Auditor being there), I didn’t get many photos from that, either. So I don’t have much to share with you. When the official photos from Mike are available, I’ll put some of those out and let you know they are here.

Thanks again, team! You are the best!

Our Team Parade got rained out, so we donned our Super Hero capes for the final lap.

Drat… (not again!)

June 22, 2010

1 – 5 of 15 days | All 15 Days * Next 5 days > Next 5 Days * Today Jun 22 Clouds and sun with a t-storm 88°Lo 65° more * Tomorrow Jun 23 Rain and a thunderstorm 80°Lo 60° more * Thursday Jun 24 Partly sunny 83°Lo 62° more * Friday Jun 25 Thunderstorms possible 81°Lo 69° * Saturday Jun 26 Some sun, t-storms possible 85°Lo 65° more

Bring your ponchos!

Official Schedule of Events

June 18, 2010

(as found on the online fundraising site)



sponsored by Hudson Hospital & Clinics

REGISTRATION is inside of the school building this year – look for the banner!

TEAM PHOTO OPPORTUNITY – in the main bleachers by the Relay For Life Banner – taken on your own. Professional photos will be taken by Mike Jilek during the Team Parade.


Served by Boy Scout Troop 140, sponsored by Bethel and Mt. Zion Lutheran Churches


sponsored by Associated Bank
(Please be seated in the Main Bleachers)

National Anthem – The O’Brien Singers
Color Guard (Boy Scout Troop 140)
WELCOME – Chairperson, Kim Poppe

Torch Lighting: Hudson Relay Committee

Introduction of Kellie Burrows – ACS Representative

ACS Midwest Division Board of Directors, Karen Humphrey

  • Hudson Hospital & Clinics Representative

Presentation — Willow River School Mini Relay For Life

City of Hudson Proclamation – Mayor Dean Knudson

  • Introduction of Kimberly Webb, Honorary Co-Chair
  • Introduction of Pat OKeefe, Honorary Co-Chair

SURVIVORS VICTORY LAP – “Stay Strong”, written and sung by Joel Kachel


NOTE: ANY CAREGIVER (regardless of whether you have a cancer survivor walking or not)…as soon as the Survivors begin their Lap, please come down out of the stands and meet on the track in front of the survivor tent for a special ceremony to honor your care & love to cancer patients & survivors!


Bidding from 6:30 – 11:30 PM.
NOTE: All items must be picked up and PAID for between 11:30 PM & Midnight.

MASSAGES [Free-will donations] Begin. – Under registration Tent area

Following Caregiver’s Lap: TEAM PARADE!!! Get your team banner and your teammates & SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT as you walk in the TEAM PARADE. Your TEAM PHOTO (taken by Mike Jilek) will be taken as you exit from the team parade lap.

7:00 p.m. Hudson Dance Academy

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Live Music by “Old School” Mark Oleson and Jim Purintun “An Eclectic cross section of Americana”

8:00 PM: “Relay For Life Super Hero” Costume Contest Begins –

REGISTER Your “Super Hero” BEFORE he/she goes out to fundraise!

3 age categories for prizes

11 and under (must be accompanied by an adult),

12-17 and

18 and older.

Go to the survivor tent and sign up right away!

Dress your team member up as a Super Hero and send him/her around the track asking for donations!!! JUDGING TO BE HELD at 9:00 PM up in the MAIN BLEACHERS across from the survivors’ tent. The SUPER HERO in each category with the MOST MONEY COLLECTED will be crowned the 2010 Relay SUPER HERO! Prizes also given to most creative costume.

8:00 p.m. K-9 DEMONSTRATION: Center Field: Deputy Jason Sykora & Doc and Deputy Justin Johnson & Cash

7 –9:30 PM: KIDS CARNIVAL (Fish Pond, ring toss, gunnysack race, duck pond, sponge races & more!)

8:30 p.m. Midwest Center for Movement Demo




INVOCATION – Rev. Guy Usher, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Introduction of Vivian and Aethen Hart, Co-Honorary Co-Chair

Music & Lighting Ceremony, Performed by the O’Brien Singers

“The Prayer” sung by Kristina Poppe

Bagpipes – Mac Pipe Band

WALKING RESUMES. . . . Please follow Bagpipers around track in Silence. PLEASE REMEMBER – the LUMINARY CEREMONY is a time of personal reflection for many, a time to remember those that we have lost to cancer, and it can be very emotional. We ask that everyone respect this time.

Please note: Bags with PURPLE RIBBONS: Signify an estimate of how many people in St. Croix County will get cancer in 2010. Since their future is uncertain, half are in pink (honor) and half are in white (memory).

12:00 AM TEAM PIZZA PARTY One dollar a slice for the fight! Provided by Dough Boys and Green Mill. Pick up your pizza at the Concession stand.

12:30 AM Frozen t-shirt contest

1 AM FINAL MONEY TURN INPlease get the last of your money in. Any money turned in after this time will still be counted towards your team total, but not at Closing. Money for 2010 is accepted until August 31, 2010.

1 AM – 6 AM QUIET TIMESoft music will be played during this time.
Watch for “Walking Games” and Fun All Night Long!

NOTE: NO PLAYING (games, football, Frisbee, etc.) on the infield during this time.

4-5 AM Clean-Up Lap! Everyone on & around the track is asked to help pick up bags and bring them to the sand pit to properly dispose of sand, candles and bags.
If you wish to keep any Luminary bag, please remove it after 1:00 AM and before 4:00 AM – no bags will be saved beyond that time.

5:30 A.M. Hot Breakfast by Boy Scout Troop 140

7:00 AM WAKE UP WITH THE Y! Lead by the St. Croix Valley YMCA in the center of the field.

9:00 AM ROAD TO RECOVERY CAR RACESParents, bring your kids to the main tent & help them make their racecars…prizes given!

9:30 AM CLOSING CEREMONY – Celebrate the Community of Super Heroes

* Presentation of Awards for Top Fundraisers (Individuals and Team)

* EVENT TALLY for the 2010 Relay For Life
(This money continues to increase after the event as donations continue to be received through August 31, 2010)


Bank Night!

June 17, 2010

Heading to bank night and just wanted to say Thank You for everything you are doing to help in the fight against cancer! Our team is closing in on yet another fund raising goal – less than $900 to go to $5k! Can we do it?

Ask 10 friends/family/co-workers for $10 for Relay = $100!

Let’s put in one more push to the end and see if we can make it!

Relay Day Supply List

June 17, 2010


  • Tent
  • Proper clothing (extra clothing) for weather
  • Ponchos (for rain) hooboy was Keri glad she had one of THESE last year!
  • Jackets, sweats, coats (wow are they pessimistic in making this list!)
  • Pillows and sleeping bags
  • Campsite decorations (if anyone has anything for super hero theme?!)
  • Team banner (Bonnie – bring last year’s and we’ll bring original, too)
  • Costumes (Capes super heroes!)
  • Supplies needed for on-site fundraising (snacks for those peeps who said they’d make them!)
  • Wagon or Dolly (something to help you haul all of your supplies to/from your campsite)
  • Money!!! (not just the money you need to turn in if you didn’t do this early, but money to purchase things from onsite sales, food booth, pizza night, silent auction, etc. The Relay itself is a fundraiser so get in the spirit!)
  • Walking/Running shoes
  • Folding chairs/tables
  • Flash lights for wandering around in the dark (out to cars, porta-potties, etc)
  • Scissors, hammer, pocketknife, tools for random tasks
  • YOU! (Looking forward to seeing all of you! You know… when I escape the money pit…)

Questions? Please comment or send me an email! I’ll address them all as soon as I find an answer!

Happy to have that poncho!

Less than two weeks!

June 16, 2010

Our first Bank Night is Thursday evening. That means things are getting VERY close!

We bagged and counted t-shirts last night and I brought them home for our team to get them out of the way. Thought I’d wash them up for everyone (in cold!) so that will be done prior to the event. I will bring them with me to the event unless anyone has a reason to want them earlier than that. Let me know!

Still waiting to see a final schedule of events but the usual looks something like this:

6 pm opening ceremony
Survivor’s lap
Team parade
Contest – This year Super Hero contest
10 pm Luminary ceremony
(during all of this there is the silent auction happening in the gym)
Midnight $1 per slice pizza
Walking through the night
Wake up stretch with YMCA
Breakfast by the Boy Scouts
Race to Recovery
9:30 am Closing Ceremony

This is not set in stone, but it is a typical schedule. As I said, I haven’t seen a final schedule yet.

Stay tuned for more info to come…


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