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RELAY FOR LIFE OF WESTERN BERKS June 10-11, 2011 Wilson Senior High Stadium 12pm – 12pm

www.relayforlife.org/pawesternberks Event Chair: Denise Pasko - lauschgirl@gmail.com Co-Chair: Beth Woytko – kiddo64@verizon.net Co-Chair: Marie Shuman – mshuman821@yahoo.com

APRIL 2011

Don’t forget this year we will be selling Butterflies for Hope to be released at the survivor ceremony. We would like to have enough butterflies that each Survivor has one to release during the ceremony. Purchase a butterfly today in honor of a loved one that has survived cancer! This is a beautiful way to honor a loved one at Relay. Survivors are the reason we relay. There will be three different styles you can choose from, which are a Monarch, a Black Swallowtail, or a Painted Lady. The Monarch and Painted Lady Butterflies are $7 or you can get 2 for $12. The Black Swallowtail Butterflies are $10 a piece or 2 for $18. Find order forms on the “forms & flyers” page of our website www.relayforlife.org/pawesternberks, or you can contact Mabel at mdavis@mabeldaviskw.com for more information or to place your order. Get your st. orders in today! Please try to have all orders in by May 1

Relay for Life is a great way for those individuals looking for community service hours. Volunteers will be needed in the following areas: Assistants to the Event Chair and Co-Chair Help the week of the event at the ACS Office Set-up and Clean-Up Registration Tent Survivor Dinner Prize Tent Chinese Auction Tent Concession Stand Accounting Funds Relay Activities Parking Lot Patrol Luminaria Tent

Assist Hanging Posters & Advertising Contact Beth Woytko at kiddo64@verizon.net or Any questions or concerns, please contact Beth @ Kiddo64@verizon.net or 610-670-5245 for more info or sign to sign up! *This is great work for groups (senior citizens, youth groups, social clubs, etc. If you know of a group that might be interested in helping out, please also contact Beth with that information!*

This year your team can sponsor a survivor table for the survivor dinner at the Relay event on June 10th! It is $20 to sponsor a table (to cover the table and chair rental fee) and your team can decorate it however you would like. We will be providing the table clothes, flowers, placemats, and silverware for the table. Maybe you want to add little cards with inspirational quotes on them or perhaps you could make a little favor box/pouch with candies for each place setting. Whatever your imagination can think of to add that personal touch will show our survivors they are the most important thing to our Relay. We only have 20 tables left so it is first come, first serve! Please email Mabel at mdavis@mabeldaviskw.com with your team name, contact person on your team, and how many tables your team would like to sponsor.

APPLEBEE’S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER A TALL STACK OF SUCCESS! rd

Thank you to all that participated and attended the 3 annual spring Applebee’s flapjack th breakfast fundraiser on March 19 . We even had a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny this year (who brought in an additional $150 in fundraising dollars! Special thanks to Dustin Miller and Scott Hertzog)! Western Berks raised $1314 from the event and a great time was had by all!


TENT RENTALS IT IS TIME TO START THINKING TENTS! Team tent rentals are available at the following prices: (includes delivery & set up as well as take down & pick-up by Knight’s Rental!)

15 X 15 (no sides)15 X 15 (w/ sides)20 X 20 (no sides)20 X 20 (w/ sides)-

$140.56 $179.46 $172.99 $224.93

If you are interested in reserving a tent, please contact Karl Krohn at kkrohn@sovereignbank.com or talk to him at the next team captain meeting! Download the TENT RENTAL FORM from the “forms & flyers” page of our website (www.relayforlife.org/pawesternberks)!

This year, 11 million survivors will blow out their birthday candles. TEAM SUBMISSIONS Your team submission must be turned in by May 21, 2011 in order to be printed in the program book! Team submissions are usually a few paragraphs and can include how your team got involved, why your team participates, your team goal, different fundraisers your team held prior to the event and what you are planning to do for the event, what makes your team unique, etc. Team submissions should be emailed to lauschgirl@gmail.com.

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK? Go to www.Facebook.com and type in a search for: “Relay For Life of Western Berks” Then click “LIKE” so you get our updates! Be sure to recommend the site to your friends!

TEAM FUNDRAISING CLUB TO DATE KEEP UP THE GREAT FUNDRAISING! GOLD LEVEL $5000+ Team Life Force $4,937.59 Redners Corporate Office $4,931.07 Walking for Reasons $4,016.35 BRONZE LEVEL $2500+ Team Believe $2,919.10 RISING STAR LEVEL $1000+ Zion EC Church $2,340.18 Grandma’s Angels (Tastefully Simple) $1,844.99 Reinsel Kuntz Lesher $1,833.59 GM Friends $1,610.00 Friends Don’t Let Friends Walk Alone $1,600.00 Kids Crushin’ Cancer $1,576.57 (NEW TEAM THIS YEAR!) Savage “61” Dodge $1,490.00 Families Fighting Back $1,459.40 Outlooks for Lasting Hope $1,366.00 Banking on a Cure $1,321.65 Boyer’s Battlers $1,150.00 (NEW TEAM THIS YEAR!) Faithful Friends $1,141.65 Caron Treatment Center $1,065.00 (NEW TEAM THIS YEAR!)


ADVOCACY UPDATE

FDA ADVISORY COMMITTEE CONCLUDES REMOVAL OF MENTHOL CIGARETTES WOULD BENEFIT PUBLIC HEALTH The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee today concluded that "removal of menthol cigarettes from the marketplace would benefit public health in the United States." In response to the recommendations, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), along with other leading public health organizations, issued a statement supporting the committee's findings and conclusions, which are based on an exhaustive review of the scientific evidence regarding the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. ACS CAN urges the FDA to implement the committee's recommendation in a way that maximizes the public health benefits. Advocacy/ACS CAN contest. The team captain, who recruits the most ACS CAN memberships, will become Mr./Mrs./or Miss Advocacy! There will be a special ceremony at Relay you don’t want to miss. If anyone needs more information on advocacy, please contact Debbie Jasinski, Relay For Life of Western Berks Advocacy Chair at vacationtime01@aol.com. We create more birthdays by helping people stay and get well, and by fighting back against cancer. ~ Fight Back Through Advocacy!!!

If you missed our March meeting, don’t worry! You still have the opportunity to purchase your Luminaria bags in advance by contacting your Team Captain. This new program will allow you to purchase your Luminaria bags in advance, take them home and give them that special personalization they deserve. We understand how personal, special and meaningful each represents in that each bag remembers or honors a Spouse, a Mother, a Father, a Sister, a Brother, a Grandparent and other loved ones in your life. Take the time to give the bags that special and personal touch. Return your th bags to your Team Captain prior to the May 12 Team Captain meeting. Don’t forget that the Reflective Garden Bags may also be purchased in advanced to be decorated! Team Captains – please contact Jay Musser at debjaymus@comcast.net to receive your advance bags for you or your team members. Also at the April Team Meeting, Kids Crushin’ Cancer will be holding a fundraiser by selling of a variety of letters, shapes and figures to make your bag stand out. For more information on our luminaria program, see our website under Forms and Flyers by clicking on Luminaria Brochure located in the purple box. So whatever you do, Don’t Bag It and miss this opportunity!

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to make more money for Relay? Then consider including a prize or two for our Chinese Auction. This onsite fundraiser couldn't be easier! You simply bring a fabulous prize to Relay and your Planning Committee does the rest! This year, we will introduce presales of the Chinese Auction. Yes, that’s right, presales. Here's how it is going to work: Put together a basket of goodies (we strongly encourage you to donate something with a retail value of at least $25 or more). Make it look appealing, be creative. These should be all NEW items and the better the item, the more money you stand to raise for your team. Your donation will be displayed on our Chinese Auction table. We sell the tickets and stand watch over the merchandise. You just sit back and relax - watching tickets accumulate in your bucket. At the end of Relay, we total all of the dollars raised for the Auction. We then total all of the tickets collected for each prize. The math is then done and voila - your team collects a portion of the total donation. PRE-SALE TICKETS: So you ask, “How are we going to pre-sell Chinese Auction items?” Well, we will collect a description of all items that st teams submit by the April meeting (but no later than May 1 to Beth Woytko at kiddo64@verizon.net). A Master List will be made of all the Chinese Auction items on the “Pre-Sale” Master List. Teams will have the opportunity to sell tickets from the Master List for $1 for each item checked. All tickets will be added to each bucket on the day of Relay. This will help teams raise more money for the Chinese Auction. But hurry, All presale master tickets must be handed in along with payment on Friday, June 10 between 10am and 1pm. All tickets will be sold for $2 each once the Chinese Auction is open to the public. Remember, the better the prize, the more people will want to win it and the more money you stand to earn for your team! Ticket Value: For example-We sell $1500 worth of tickets between presale and day of the event. We sell 1000 tickets over all. Each ticket then becomes worth $1.50. The number of tickets in your team's bucket is 100. You earn a cool $150 for doing virtually nothing! Last year each ticket was worth $1.34. Here are a few examples from last year's Chinese Auction: Italian Basket (pasta, sauces, olive oil, spices, red wine) Pamper Me Basket Charcoal Grill & Accessories Beach Basket (beach bag filled with beach goodies & supplies) Jewelry Magazine Basket (filled with books and reading material) Autographed Memorabilia Small household appliances Various Gift Certificates (dinners, photography, shows, stores, attractions, overnight getaways, home décor items, etc.) The sky is the limit. BE CREATIVE!!! PLEASE NOTE: The Chinese Auction Guidelines & Submission Forms are located on the “forms & flyers” page of our website: www.relayforlife.org/pawesternberks Any questions or concerns, please contact Beth at kiddo64@verizon.net or 610-670-5245.


Do YOU have the WILL to Fight Back? Many people take for granted that they will be able to take care of their personal and financial affairs “tomorrow”. But the reality is that you cannot always count on tomorrow. If you don’t have a Will, this is a golden opportunity to help yourself, the ones you care about and your Relay For Life team. On average getting a will and supporting documents prepared will cost three to six hundred dollars….BUT helping a Relay Team will also help you! An estate attorney has agreed to prepare a simple will, durable power of attorney for health care, living will and durable power of attorney for finances. The attorney provides the service for your donation to a Relay team. How it works: 1. Contact your local Planned Giving Officer for a legal services voucher 2. Make an outright donation at that time to the Team or Relay event: $300 for a single person or $400 for a couple 3. Call the attorney for an appointment to have your will drawn A properly drawn will is your opportunity to shape your legacy. A will ensures your property distribution according to your wishes and may also help conserve your estate by reducing or even eliminating potential federal and/or state taxes. For further information contact: Vicki J. Haake, CGPA Estate and Asset Services • Pennsylvania Division Inc. PO Box 897 • Hershey, PA 17033 Phone: 1-800-458-3856, ext. 3039 Email: Vicki.Haake@cancer.org This offer is for a basic will document and supporting POA documents. Obviously, complex wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trust, living trusts can cost more. Thank you for caring about your loved ones and for Relay For Life.

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS st

Friday, April 1 – Team Outlooks for Lasting Hope is holding a Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ!!! Pick up is from 12-7pm at Berkshire Mall West (Parking Lot next to A.C.Moore) Dinners are $8 and include: ½ chicken, Potato, Roll, Applesauce. Baked Goods will also be available for purchase on site! One-stop shopping with everyone’s favorite home consultants!! Sunday, April 10th from 1-4pm at the Shillington Commons Community Center. Lia Sophia Jewelry, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Creative Memories, Premier Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Avon and more! Come on out and shop, shop, shop till you drop, drop, drop RELAY NIGHT AT THE READING PHILLIES! th April 15 , game time 7:05pm General admission tickets are $5 each and your team banks the entire $5 toward their fundraising goals! Visit the fundraising page of our website for more information on how to start selling tickets! th

YARD SALE! Saturday, April 16 stop by the Werner Farm yard sale from 7am-12pm! We have 2 teams raising money to fight cancer! 2512 John Henry Drive (hot dogs & baked goods) and 2511 Simon Drive (gourmet soft pretzels/coffee & kids items & craft items for sale), Sinking Spring! st

SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY! May 1 from 10am-4pm Savage nd “61” Dodge will be hosting their 2 Annual Car Show! Door prizes, Chinese auction, driver interviews, DJ, concession stands, vendor stands, car-care clinic, how-to clinic and much more!!! LOTS TO SEE AND DO!!!! All kinds of cars will be on display and will be eligible for prizes! Grab your skates (or rent them there) and get ready for a great SKATING PARTY at Skateaway in Shillington (Hosted by the Redners teams-Ephrata, Sinking Spring, & Kenhorst)! From 6-8pm. Adults $5, children under 12 are $3. Skate rental $3. Basket raffle! Guests of the Relay skate party are invited to stay from 8-11pm for no additional charge! KAUFFMAN’S CHICKEN BBQ! Relay-Wide Fundraiser! You and your team can raise money by nd selling tickets for this BBQ! May 22 pick up from 11am-1pm at 2940-3000 Penn Avenue-Spring Twp (the empty lot next to Pizza Hut in West Lawn). Tickets are $7 and you bank a portion of each ticket (how much depends on how many we sell! The more we sell, the more you bank!) Contact Beth Woytko at kiddo64@verizon.net to pick up your tickets today! nd

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the 2012 committee! If you have any interest, please contact Marie Shuman at mshuman821@yahoo.com or 610-451-9853. At the current time we are looking to fill the following positions: Logistics Co-Chair Paint the Town Purple Chair/Co-Chair Mission Co-Chair Registration Co-Chair In addition to these leadership positions, we still need help on the following subcommittees – mission, survivor, advocacy, luminaria, fundraising, publicity, activities/entertainment. There is no such thing as too much help in planning a Relay! So, please, if you feel you can spare a little extra time to lend a helping hand, let us know! We would love to work with you on making Western Berks a bigger and better cancer fighter next year!

GOLF! 2 Annual Grandma’s Angels Golf Tournament! May rd 23 at the Willow Hollow Golf Course. Registration at 12pm, Tee-Off at 1pm; $75 per person th Entry deadline May 14 Includes 18-holes of golf, riding cart, light lunch, dinner and chance to win various prizes! *Longest Drive * Closest to the Pin * Cash prizes for the top three teams! Contact Jen Scolastico at je80@aol.com or 610-587-2526 for more information Team Zion is also running a terra-cycle fundraiser! Donations can be brought to each team captain meeting! Don’t throw away those snack packages! That stuff will help our Relay!! AND don't forget about the RELAY COFFEE and RELAY BASKETS that are available! Visit the fundraising page of our website for more information: WWW.RELAYFORLIFE.ORG/PAWESTERNBERKS

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