Relay for Life slates fundraising activities

Published 10:07 am Saturday, April 24, 2010

Edwardsburg’s Relay For Life has announced several events going on in the months leading up to this year’s relay to raise money in the fight against cancer.

Haystack Dinner
A Haystack Dinner will be held this Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 365 located on U.S. Highway 12. Rice, seasoned ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, nachos and sour cream/ranch will be served. Members and guests are welcome. For more information contact Carol Long or Angie Meadows at (269) 663-8888.

Bark for Life
Even man’s best friend is getting in on this year’s Relay For Life event. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life canine event to fight cancer will be held on Saturday, May 15  at the Tri-Star K9 Training Academy in Edwardsburg at 18430 U.S. 12 East.
Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. with the walk to follow until noon.
Registration is $10 for each dog, with a two-dog limit per owner. For each registered dog, the dog will receive a commemorative dog collar. Dog owners who bring in $100 will receive a “Bark For Life” T-shirt.
Dogs must be on a leash and owners must be prepared to clean up after their pets.
Prizes will be awarded for the best Relay Dog and for the owner showing the most Relay spirit.
Entertainment and vendors will also be on hand during the event.
For more information, contact Lisa WIthers at jljjwithers@netze or Rachele Dugger at

Chicken dinner
An all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner will be held May 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. All the proceeds will go to the Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. The dinner will be held at the American Legion Post No. 365 on US 12 in Edwardsburg, members and guests are welcome. Dinners are $8 for all you can eat fried chicken, french fries, potato salad or baked beans. For more information contact Carol Long or Angie Meadows at (269) 663-8888.

Survivor Day
A day to celebrate both cancer survivors and care givers will be held on May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hope United Methodist Church in Edwardsburg. Survivors and caregivers can sign a special quilt and there will be games for kids, family fun and food. Donuts will be served for breakfast with hot dogs, chips and soda for lunch. The public is welcome to join survivors and honor memories of loved ones. There will be a free will donation at the door.