As the Brentwood Relay for Life draws nearer, so do further efforts in fundraising. Following are the upcoming events planned to maximize donations for the relay, which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Team Got-Hope, in conjunction with Shadow Lakes, will be hosting their inaugural Got-Hope Gala. The black-tie affair will be held on June 13, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Shadow Lakes Event Center at 401 W. Country Club Drive, in Brentwood. Tickets for the event will be $50 per person and include one glass of wine and a door prize ticket. Light refreshments will be served alongside a raffle, silent auction and dancing. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the American Cancer Society through the efforts of the Relay for Life, Brentwood. For more information or to buy tickets, call Theresa Byers 925-550-2150 or Jessica Wendland 925-584-4004.
Team Save the Ta-Tas will be holding a combination multi-party and Country Kick-it on June 6, at Tailgators at 4605 Golf Course Road in Antioch, starting at 8 p.m. with line dancing lessons followed by open dancing and DJ Karaoke. Throughout the night, there will be vendors from Origami Owl, Scentsy, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Jamberry and more. Proceeds from the night will benefit Relay for Life. For more information, contact Christina Amato at 925-705-3036 or Joseph Delano at 925-382-6219 or visit facebook.com/thecountrykickitevent.
Team Summerset Kare Bears will participate in the annual Summerset Orchards garage sale, on May 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1101 Burghley Lane in Brentwood. To donate items, contact Vicki at 925-513-4956 to coordinate a drop-off May 9 through 15. Proceeds from the sale benefit the cancer-fighting efforts of the American Cancer Society. The relay, scheduled for June 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. on Saturday to 9 a.m. on Sunday at Heritage High School, has raised approximately $28,000 to date, with an ultimate goal of $145,000 for this year. Most of the donations for relay are made on the day of the event, so participation is key.
Team Captain Meetings are every third Tuesday of the month at the Shadow Lakes bar at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn more about relay, how to start a team, join an existing team or just to show support. Donations will be accepted at the meetings as well.
The annual Paint the Town Purple week will be held during the last weekend of May. Expect to see much of Brentwood, Byron and Discovery Bay covered in purple in hopes of raising awareness of the nearing event. If you would like to volunteer to help decorate during Paint the Town Purple, contact Event Lead Renee Mariani at email@example.com.
Finally, canned food donations are needed for use during the evening Luminaria portion of the event, where bags are decorates in memory or in support of loved ones who have or have had cancer. The cans of food keep the bags steady during the windy parts of the day. After the event, the food will be donated to a local food bank. Small cans are requested. If you are able to donate small canned goods, contact Event Lead Renee Mariani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A survivor brunch will be announced in the upcoming weeks to honor the survivors of cancer after the relay. Stay tuned for dates and more information.