Pottstown Relay for Life 2011

Well, the whole town is looking purple this weekend and it’s for a great cause.  The Pottstown Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society gets underway in just about 24 hours and continues for another 24 hours-from 10 am Saturday to 10am Sunday. 

This year’s event, held at Pottsgrove High School, has over 2,000 registered participants who are raising money (over $400,00 so far) for the American Cancer Society.  126 teams are signed up and will walk the track continuously from tomorrow morning, into the night and finally ending on Sunday morning. 

The Mercury has posted a great calendar of events going on both on the track and in the tents this weekend, but here are some of the highlights:

  • The opening ceremonies are set to begin at 10am and the hour finishes up with cancer survivors taking the first lap around the track to begin the relay. 
  • The main tent will be the spot for fun activities throughout the day, and there are movies at night for people who are signed up to walk the night shift.  Included in these are Zumba, karate, a cake contest and Yoga with Barbara Kosciewicz from High Street Yoga. 
  • Luminaries will be for sale all day and then lit from 8-9pm to line the track with light. 

Individual teams will be selling food and relay items as well as running games in their tents so there is plenty to do and you don’t have to be signed up on a team to come out and enjoy this inspiring and emotional fundraising event.  If you would like to register to walk, you can check in at the main tent on Saturday.  Only registered walkers and volunteers will be allowed in the track area overnight and kids must be with an adult during that time. 

Relay tent at Paint the Town Purple

Pottstown’s Relay for Life has been the #1 Relay in Pennsylvania for the last 2 years and ranks 5th in the world.  This event is what our community is about-everyone working together for a good cause.  All the small efforts of individuals combine with larger sponsors getting invested in Relay means great results for the American Cancer Society and for Pottstown. 

Check out the new Pottstown Relay Perspective blog for more stories of hope and inspiration and make plans to bring the family over to the high school to help raise money to cure cancer. 


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