At the recent American Cancer Society Relay For Life New England Leadership Summit the 2012 Relay For Life of Farmington was recognized as the Relay raising the 4th highest dollar amount out of 236 Relays held in New England. Linda Kime, Event Chair, Cyndi Vallario, Registration/Website Coordinator, and Laura Falcone, ACS Community Executive, Income Development accepted the award on behalf of the Farmington Relay.
An outstanding $321,781 was raised at the 2012 Relay in Farmington. The participation and monies raised has grown significantly since the first Relay in Farmington in 2001 and most particularly in the past three years.
This could not have been accomplished without the fundraising efforts of 120 teams formed by families, businesses, neighborhoods, civic organizations and from upper elementary, middle and high schools who set up campsites and took turns on the track for 24 hours and made a commitment to help in the fight to end cancer.
Businesses and civic organizations provided financial sponsorships as well as donations of goods and services that all contributed toward the success of Relay. Major sponsors for 2012 Relay were Farmington Bank, People’s United Bank, Tunxis Hose Co. # 1, UConn Health Center, A-Self Storage, Aldo DeDominicis Foundation, Burn Records, ebm-papst, Inc., Hartford Hospital, The Farmington Club, Unionville Autobody and UPS Hartford, CT.
Members of Boy Scout Troop #170, Tunxis Hose, Farmington Fire Department and East Farmington Fire Department as well as the various departments of the Town of Farmington and many other civic organizations gave countless hours of their time to help make Relay a success.
The planning for the May 18-19, 2013 Relay is underway with our next planning meeting to be held at the Farmington Community Center on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us to become part of this great event.
If you would like to become part of Relay For Life – the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – by forming a team, as a sponsor, volunteer or part of the planning committee or if you have any questions, please contact Laura Falcone at 203 379 4878. It’s about a community that takes up the fight against cancer – together we can make a difference.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.