Relay for Life to be a groovy happening

After months and months of preparation, team fundraising and pre-event activities, Wilton Relay for Life 2014 is almost here. With a 1960’s based theme and the participation of over 60 teams, a total of $67,300 has been raised to date.

Saturday, May 31st to Sunday, June 1st will be outta sight and Wilton’s Relay will move us a step closer to truly being able to say, “Peace Out, Cancer!”

Not only will the very groovy, Mr. Music Man, be spinning lots of funky tunes throughout the night, but the concession stand, run by the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, will be offering hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, soda and hot beverages. You might even see the 2014 Honorary Chair, Gene Feher, flipping some burgers.

And, by the way, if your heart feels like capturing the 1960’s theme, wear your tie-dyed clothes, flowers-in-the-hair, Beatlemania, Flintsones, Jetsons outfits, or whip your hair up into “Hair” frenzy, or carry your dove and peace signs with you!

In order to help reach our goal of $150,000, there will be  of on-site fundraisers that will be a gas! Look for nifty grab bags, cake pops, tie-dye shirts and socks, peace sign cookies, face painting, henna tattoos and, of course, a photo booth. Teams will also be hosting far-out events such as a scavenger hunt, relay races, limbo, tug-o-war tournament, corn hole tournament, boxer short decorating contest and a lip sync competition.

Check out the Relay schedule:

3 p.m.: Registration opens;

3-5: Pantene/Triloma “Kids Care about Cancer” events;

5:30: Survivors’ Dinner with raffle at 6:15;

7: Opening Ceremony, Survivor and Caregiver Laps;

7:15: Theme laps begin.

The luminaria ceremony will take place after dark.

If you haven’t registered yet for Relay, you may do so at relayforlife.org/wiltonct.

As has been the case at prior relays, a chaperone (one adult 25 years or older) is required for every five participants under 18 years of age staying at the relay after 11 p.m. Dig it?

Calling all hip volunteers! Clean-up helpers are needed at 6 a.m. immediately upon closing ceremonies, on Sunday June 1. Please email ncapelle@optonline.net if you would like to volunteer.