American Cancer Society

Treat yourself, help raise for charity on Donut Day

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bostwick Bakery to donate 25 percent of week’s take to Cancer Society by BETH ALTENA It can be argued that any morning can be improved by a cup of coffee and a donut, and from May 28 to June 3, stopping in to Bostwick Bakery for your daily dose of caffeine and sugar will also benefit the fight to find a cure for cancer. Houston Moyer is learning the business at Bostwick [...]

Rockford dogs, community to fight cancer during Bark for Life event

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Celebrate, remember, bite back!  Rockford is ready to celebrate, remember and bite back against cancer. The Faithful Friends Relay for Life team is hosting the inaugural Bark for Life event on September 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will begin at 235 N. Main Street, near Rockford Footwear Depot—look for the Wolverine World Wide Hush Puppy—and will follow the [...]

Relay for Life 2011 teams forming

February 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Planning for this year’s Relay for Life, slated for Friday through Saturday, May 20 to 21, begins with a kick-off meeting Thursday, February 10 at 6 p.m. at Wolverine World Wide headquarters. Teams are encouraged to sign up now. The 24-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is held at North Rockford Middle School beginning with a 3 p.m. first lap. This year’s [...]

Rockford Relay for Life begins Friday at 3 p.m. at NRMS

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Since Rockford’s first Relay for Life in 2003, this little town’s event has become one of the most successful Relays in the nation. The American Cancer Society 24-hour fund raiser is really a year round event, with teams coming up with creative and fun ways to raise donations and awareness. This year’s Relay celebration begins at 3 p.m. Friday, May 21 at North [...]

Rockford most succesful Relay in the nation

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

    A LONG WALK—City Manager Michael Young, who pledged to walk the entire 24 hours of the Rockford Relay For LIfe, about to enter the 5th hour. With 19 hours to go Young was being given encouragement by his charming and delightful wife, Melissa. On Sunday, May 17, Young’s feet were still so swollen from the 24-hour walk he couldn’t put his shoes on. photo by [...]