‘Paint the Town Purple’ upcoming Relay For Life events

Show your support for Relay For Life of Monroe/Trumbull on Saturday, May 10, at the Monroe Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Road in Monroe from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., as they “Paint the Town Purple,” hosted by Deb Heim, Barb Susi and Event Committee 2014.

“Paint the Town Purple” is a community awareness activity that will demonstrate what Relay For Life is and how much fun can be had while helping a cause that touches everyone’s life.

Featured will be: Snappy Dawgs Gourmet Hot Dogs, Jim’s Ice Cream Truck, Zumba session, bounce house, do your Mother’s Day shopping; all while helping teams meet their fund-raising goals.

They will be giving a free Mother’s Day gift for the first 25 mothers to attend, along with a free gift to the first 30 guests.

Learn more about Relay For Life of Monroe/Trumbull and how you can join a team, start your own team, volunteer, raise awareness about cancer prevention and so much more.

This year’s goal has been set at $60,000. Relay For Life is held overnight as teams camp out at an athletic track or park with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the event. Teams do most of their fund-raising prior to the event, but teams also hold creative fund-raisers at their campsites during Relay.

Relay brings together families, friends, schools, businesses, hospitals, faith-based groups--people from all walks of life--all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

Relay For Life of Monroe/Trumbull 2014 will take place on June 6 and 7, at Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road. Friday evening, June 6 at 6 p.m., will be opening ceremonies as they get underway with teams, volunteers, and the community gathering to celebrate, remember and fight back.

For more information or to donate, visit relayforlife.org/monroetrumbull or contact: Ahmed Elbordiny at: ahmed.elbordiny@cancer.org or RFL of M/T co-chairs: Deb Heim at: debpothier@aol.com or Barb Susi at: barbsu@yahoo.com.