Friday, May 17, 2013
The Gwinnett County school's fund-raising efforts go to the American Cancer Society for its fight against the disease that affects so many lives. The NHS team came in second highest in the county in the amount raised.
By Doug Mahoney, Norcross High School It was a soul stirring night at Gwinnett Relay for Life last Friday and we are so appreciative of all of your support as we pushed, prodded, emailed (again and again and again...) in our advocacy and fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society. The result: The Norcross High School Relay for Life team raised a total of $86,275.99. Those of you who attended on Friday witnessed how incredible our kids are at Relay. Their support during the survivor lap was heartwarming, their spirit during our school lap (and all night long) was inspiring, their emotion and reverence during the luminary lap (a silent lap by candlelight remembering those who have lost their bout with cancer) was powerful. Other …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Norcross High School teams are big fund raisers for the 2013 event scheduled for this weekend in Lawrenceville.
The 2013 version of the Gwinnett Relay for Life is near, and Norcross High is coming up big in fundraising. NHS ranks second in the most monies raised, with more than $38,300 pledged so far (as of midday May 8), according to the Gwinnett Relay website. Among participating teams, North Gwinnett High takes the top spot with about $72,000. Mill Creek High is in third place with more than $25,300 raised. Relay for Life, which is a function of the American Cancer Society, will be held at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville on May 10-11, beginning at 7 p.m. It's an organized, overnight fund-raising walk to raise money for cancer patients. Teams of people camp out around a track, and take turns walking around a track. Also, food, games and …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Come enjoy the Wild West Carnival at the high school. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life fund raiser.
Thursday, April 4
Norcross High is hosting a Wild West Carnival and Movie Night this Friday to benefit Norcross Relay for Life. The event, which is open to students and their families, will be filled with carnival games, food and music. Attendees will have access to booths with games and activities including a moonbounce, an obstacle course, face painting and a dunk tank. Once nightfall hits, guests will have the chance to watch the Wild West movie "Rango" on the school's practice field. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and while no coolers are allowed, food trucks will be available. Movie tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Carnival admission is free, with varying prices for booth activities. All proceeds will be donated to the school's …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
"How We Relay" is an original tribute to the fight against cancer that was composed and produced entirely by members of the Norcross High student body and Relay for Life team.
Norcross Relay for Life announced this week that they have released a song on iTunes to help raise funds. "How We Relay" is an original tribute to the fight against cancer that was composed and produced entirely by members of the Norcross High student body and Relay for Life team. Released on iTunes last weekend, the song is available for download, with all proceeds to be donated back to Relay for Life. The song can be found here. "These students did a fantastic job and would love to have your support in their fight against cancer!" said Norcross Relay for Life Chairman Doug Maloney in an email. For more ways to donate to Norcross High's Relay For Life, click here. See also: Keep up with Peachtree Corners news - click here to sign up for …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Present the flyer in the article when dining in at Peachtree Corners California Pizza Kitchen and 20 percent of your check goes to the Norcross High organization.
Saturday, February 23
Norcross Relay for Life have announced that the organization now has a partnership with California Pizza Kitchen at The Forum in Peachtree Corners. Every Friday until Relay for Life (on May 10-11,) patrons can donate 20 percent of their check at CPK to the Norcross High organization and the American Cancer Society. Just print out the flyer attached to this article and show it to the server, or present it via cell phone when dining. "Our students are very excited and passionate to support Relay for Life and help fight cancer and would love your support in any way, shape, or form," said Doug Maloney, the co-chair of Norcross Relay for Life. See also: Keep up with Peachtree Corners news - sign up for the free Peachtree Corners Patch …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The event, which will take place during the girls and boys varsity games against Peachtree Ridge High, is this Friday, Feb. 1.
Norcross High School's Relay For Life is teaming up with Blue Devils basketball this Friday for the Norcross Basketball Pink Out. Taking place during the girls and boys varsity games against Peachtree Ridge High, the Norcross Basketball Pink Out is a fundraising effort for Norcross Relay for Life, which is comprised of students raising funds for the American Cancer Society. "This is an event where we have an opportunity to welcome and honor some of our community's survivors," said NHS Relay Co-Chair Doug Maloney, adding that cancer survivors also have been invited to the game for free. "This invitation is part of our effort to promote community awareness and also expand our outreach and celebration of survivors." During the game, Relay for…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The club started the fund-raising season to benefit the American Cancer Society with a fun day of after-school events on Friday.
Norcross High's Relay For Life club has officially kicked off the year with a Relay Fun Day. At Norcross, Relay For Life is comprised of a team of students who work to raise money for the American Cancer Society through school events, the Internet and word of mouth. This year, the club's goal is to raise $80,000. After an icebreaker that involved swapping seats and sitting on top of others' laps last Friday, the club and its members, led by teachers Doug Maloney and Amy Gallois, broke off into four groups to start the Relay season. For four hours, the students brainstormed ideas on how to use publicity, marketing, the Internet and their personal strengths to help reach the team's goal before the end of the school year. Patch was at the …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Saturday's American Cancer Foundation fund-raiser was just one of the many ways the Blue Devils Relay for Life team is working to reach its goal.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Blue Devils Relay for Life team has a lofty goal this year - to raise $80,000 for the American Cancer Society. But it's a target the school's young team members take on with gusto. Through a number of fund-raising activities and events the Norcross High School team is chipping away at its ambitious goal. Kendall Jennings, the student chair for the Relay for Life, said the team is already on its way to meeting its target. "Our team is made up of 200 team members," explained Jennings, "and each member is committed to raising $200.00." The team has found some unique ways to raise funds and awareness for their cause. "We've held 'pink-outs' (Relay for Life team members dress in pink and pass collection buckets to the crowd) at basketball…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Norcross High's Relay for Life is asking for donated items to be sold in its annual sale this Saturday.
Norcross High's Relay for Life is having its annual Rummage Sale this Saturday, March 10, and the school is asking the Peachtree Corners community for donated items to sell at the event. Doug Maloney, Relay for Life's co-chair, said the inventory will consist entirely of donations that are in good, working condition. Because of this, the sale has the potential to have a wide variety of items such as furniture, clothing, toys, electronics and household items. The public is welcome to bring gently used items to the high school during the day up until Saturday. The Saturday sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Peachtree Corners residents were among the 15,000 supporters who made a big contribution to the fight against cancer through MADAC at the world's largest Relay For Life event.
The largest Relay For Life event in the world - the Gwinnett Relay For Life – raised over $1.5-million, with a lot of help from a lot of people all over the area…not the least of which were the members of Mothers And Daughters Against Cancer (MADAC) and the people of Peachtree Corners. It all officially began Friday evening, at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, with the annual “The Purple Glove Dance”; the brain child of MADAC co-founder and Peachtree Corners resident Susan Graveline. An estimated 12,000 of the 15,000 Gwinnett Relay For Life participants gathered, dawned purple gloves provided by Kimberly-Clark to showed their support in the fight against cancer as they danced en masse - led by Graveline. “It gets, bigger every year,” …