Team rocks for Relay

Published 10:59 am Monday, March 14, 2011

The Pink Posse Relay for Life team is planning to rock for a cure Tuesday with a daylong fundraising event the East Brewton Civic Center on Forrest Avenue.

Robin Allen, a member of the team and a member of the Relay for Life Committee, said the event will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. March 15.

“We are going to have events going on all day to raise funds for the American Cancer Society,” Allen said. “The Rock-A-Thon is being held during Hope Week and we hope to increase the awareness of what Relay for Life is all about during this event.”

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Along with activities and food available for the day, representatives with the American Cancer Society will be on hand to make information concerning cancer support and services available to those interested in learning more about care and research.

The main focus of the day will be rocking for a cure, Allen said.

“James Brothers Furniture in East Brewton has donated two rocking chairs for us to give away,” Allen said. “We have an Alabama rocking chair and an Auburn rocking chair that we will be selling chances on all day long.”

In addition to giving away a rocking chair, Allen said some team members will be sitting down on the job in an attempt to raise funds.

“We will have rocking chairs set up and have someone rocking all day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.,” Allen said. “We have volunteers that will come and relieve rockers periodically as we rock. Rockers have gotten sponsors to pledge money for every hour they rock and we will also be taking donations during the event.”

Breakfast will be sold beginning at 7, with donuts and coffee available, and lunch begins with pizza at 11 a.m. Bingo games will begin at 4 p.m., Allen said.

“We have had many local businesses to donate prizes for our bingo games,” Allen said. “People can come and go during the games and play for a lot of great prizes. Cards for the games are only 25 cents each. We will plan to have some refreshments available during the games that will last until 8 p.m.”

Allen said donations will also be accepted for Hope Lodge during the day as well. “Hope Lodge is a home away from home for cancer patients and their families receiving treatment in the Birmingham area,” she said.

Allen said items accepted include household paper products such as paper towels, napkins, plates, etc. Donations of household cleaning products and miniature personal care items such as shampoo, body wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste will also be appreciated.

Allen said the event will serve as a reminder of the upcoming Relay for Life event, which will be held April 2 at the Brewton Area YMCA.