Relay for Life @ UW-Parkside: We’re #1!
For the second consecutive year, the 2012 Relay for Life of Kenosha was held on the UW-Parkside campus. And for the second consecutive year, the Aug. 3-4 event was the most successful in the state at raising money for cancer research.
"We did it!" trumpeted an email sent to UW-Parkside Director of Athletics Tamie Falk-Day who, along with Police Officer Kurt Bergendahl, worked closely with Relay for Life to help make the event a success. The final total raised was $313,376.
The UW-Parkside Alumni Team of James McPhaul, Rich and Heather Miles, Gary Nephew, and James Stephens contributed to that total. In addition to raising well over $1,200 in donations, alumni also sold fruit drinks during the event to bring in more money for cancer research.
"Thank you for all of your efforts," wrote Diane Wehr, "for each and every dollar you raised in the fight against cancer; to help make a world with more birthdays! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you do!"
An estimated 4,000 area residents spent part of their evening or morning at UW-Parkside's outdoor track along Highway E. The American Cancer Society event ran from 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Relay for Life gave Kenosha residents the chance to celebrate the people who successfully battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.For people who like to plan ahead, highlight August 2 & 3, 2013, on your calendar now for the Relay for Life of Kenosha 2013 at the UW-Parkside outdoor track.