Relay for Life 2011 teams forming

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 […]

Annual girls lacrosse ‘pink’ game to benefit Rockford Relay for Life

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The inspiration for the Rockford girls lacrosse team to do this came from former Rockford lacrosse player Alysse Tefft, who is a cancer survivor. In the middle of her 24 hours at Relay for Life in 2008, Tefft left the Relay to compete in a lacrosse game and then immediately returned to complete her 24 […]

Be on the lookout for pink teeth

Pink teeth are popping up everywhere in the Rockford area. And it’s all because of one orthodontist Dr. Mark Brieden. “We’re having a lot of fun with it. My wife, Dixie, came up with the idea and, with the help of the whole staff, we’re doing something positive to help fight breast cancer,” said Brieden. “We […]

Rockford most succesful Relay in the nation

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 Cliff Hill

  In seventh year, American Cancer Society event tops $2 million When the American Cancer Society (ACS) promotes Relay For Life, they will be using Rockford to do it. Videographers and photographers from the national organization were on hand this past Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16. The images they captured will appear in […]

Relay ‘magnetism’ begins Friday at 3 p.m. Relay ‘magnetism’ begins Friday at 3 p.m.

Marine Color Guard walks last year's Relay For Life.

Five City staff to walk 24 hours in honor of officer diagnosed with lymphoma   Rockford police officer Ian Graham isn’t sure how long he’ll be at this year’s Relay For Life, which begins at 3 p.m. Friday, May 15. He thinks he’ll still be pretty sick from Wednesday’s chemo treatment.     The 30-year-old […]