Rachel’s Rally/Relay For Life is Friday, May 2 at Carroll High School
This is the fifth year Carroll ISD, the American Cancer Society and the Southlake Community have come together to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. Rachel’s Rally will kick off at 6:30 p.m., followed by Relay opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. on the Carroll High School campus located at 800 White Chapel Boulevard in Southlake. The event will conclude at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. Security and first aid attendants will be on site during this event. Questions? Call 817-949-7080 or email email@example.com.
What is Rachel’s Rally?
Rachel’s Rally is an hour-long celebration to recognize students in grades K-12 who have shown kindness and compassion as part of the Rachel’s Challenge curriculum and program in all Carroll ISD schools. Five years ago, our students decided pick the Relay For Life American Cancer Society fundraiser as their culminating event. Rachel’s Rally kicks off the all-night fundraiser that was started in the Southlake community by our own Dragon students. This year, students have taken a Kindness and Compassion Pledge to be kind online (social media) and in their treatment of others. As a visible sign of their support, students have sold purple ribbons in an effort to Paint the Town Purple. To learn more about Rachel’s Challenge, visit http://www.rachelschallenge.org.
What Is Relay For Life?
Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that offers everyone an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of family members, friends, coworkers and others join together each year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and make a difference in their community. In honor of those who battle cancer 24 hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the night for 12 hours. For those not walking, there is around-the-clock entertainment and fun to keep everyone busy. From entertainment, food and games to ceremonies and stories of inspiration, there is something for everyone at Relay For Life Southlake.
Come Join The Crowd at Relay Southlake 2014
Relay For Life Southlake is a family-friendly event for the entire community. The Southlake relay was first organized by students who were members of the Friends of Rachel Clubs in CISD schools. There will be a lot of on-site games, food and fun, so be sure to bring cash/checkbooks with you to Carroll High.
Are You A Cancer Survivor or Caregiver? Be Our Guest!
Are you a cancer survivor or the caregiver of a cancer patient? Then we want to invite you to a special event hosted by Baylor Regional Medical Center, Carroll ISD and the American Cancer Society. We would love to have you register online at www.relayforlife.org/southlaketx and join in our Opening Ceremonies at 7 p.m. at Carroll High School on May 2. You will walk as our honored guest in the Relay For Life Survivors’ Lap and then join us as our guest at a dinner in your honor. There will be door prizes, free t-shirts, dinner from Blue Mesa and fellowship with other cancer survivors. To learn more, email Paige Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Opportunities Abound
We also need event volunteers covering various duties such as parking lot attendance, booth assistants, site clean-up, bank monitor, etc. Won’t you give at least one hour of volunteer service to help your community fight cancer? Does your student need community service hours? Are you a charitable or service organization interested in volunteering as a group? If you are interested in signing up to help, visit this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094CAFA82DA31-southlake.
Register Your Team
Teams are forming now, visit http://www.relayforlife.org/southlaketx to register your team or join an existing one. Teams must raise $100 to stay the night at Carroll High School. The last day for teams to submit their $100 commitment is Thursday, May 1. New this year, teams will be set up inside the track at Carroll High School. A site map is available by clicking here.
Let’s Get Social!
Turn your communication about Rachel’s Rally/Relay For Life into interactive dialogue. By using social media, you are capable of reaching a global audience. Get more people knowledgeable and involved in Relay For Life, Southlake. Visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/southlaketx. You can find us on Facebook: Southlake Relay For Life. Our Twitter account is @RFLSouthlake. using this year’s hashtag #SLRelay14. SMS Text Updates on the Southlake event can be obtained by texting 5413 to 22723. Be sure to share your fundraising activities, brilliant ideas and personal Relay stories on each of our social media outlets. Do you have questions? Email our Social Networking Chair Cathy Bergstrom at email@example.com.
Purchase Your Paint The Town Purple Shirt Today!
Paint the Town Purple T-shirts are now on sale to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Shirts are $12 and can be purchased at the Carroll ISD Administration Center located at 2400 N. Carroll Avenue. Click here to download the order form.
Final Team Captains’ Meeting April 16
Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 at the Carroll ISD Administration Center for our final Team Captains’ meeting before the Relay event. Representatives from every team should be present at this important community meeting. Get all your questions answered and pick up forms for parental permission, fundraising, etc. There will be representatives present to accept donations and credit the fundraising amounts to your team. Campsites will only be distributed to those teams that are represented at this final Team Captains’ meeting.
Teens Must Complete Youth Participation Agreement For Overnight Stay
Students wishing to stay all night at this fundraising event will be required to have a signed parental permission slip and an official wristband to stay past midnight. Permission forms will be handed out at the final Team Captains Meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at the CISD Administration Center. Click here to download the Youth Participation Agreement or, email Tracey Flores at Tracey.Flores@southlakecarroll.edu. Wristbands for overnight participation will be provided to all Team Captains on Bank Day. Only students who raise $100 will be permitted to spend the night.
Bank Day is Monday, April 28
Bank Day is an important event related to the all-night walk and fundraiser. Event organizers also encourage teams to turn in as much of their fundraising dollars as possible on Bank Day. Teams can submit fundraising totals between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the CISD Administration Center. As in the past, Team Captains and participants will have the opportunity to pick up T-shirts, parking passes and team packets that day. There will be a bank operational on site the night of Relay.
Parking Passes Limited
Because such a large crowd is expected at Rachel’s Challenge/Relay for Life, there will only be a limited number of on-site parking passes available. Click here to download the site map. Parking restrictions and permit requirements will begin at 4 p.m. and entrance will require a parking permit. Survivors, sponsors and various event planners will be issued on-site CHS parking passes. Handicapped spaces will also be available on-site. Team Captains will be assigned one parking pass per 15 team members in the Red Lot at Durham Intermediate School. A limited number of parking passes will be available for purchase for $20 that will allow for on-site parking in the Pink Lot of Carroll High School (north entrance). These passes may be purchased at Bank Day on Monday, April 28th at CISD from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Remaining parking passes will also be available throughout the week from Paige Buck (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Relay evening from parking attendants in the Pink Lot.
Event volunteers will also be issued passes to the Red Lot. Off-site parking will be available with shuttle bus service every 15 minutes to and from CSHS. Shuttles will begin at 4 p.m. and continue through 12 a.m. A final shuttle bus will serve participants at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Rachel’s Rally/Relay For Life Schedule Of Events
Shuttle Bus & Remote Parking Information
Parking spaces on the Carroll High School and Durham Elementary/Intermediate School campuses are reserved for permit holders only. Free shuttle bus service will be provided throughout the evening. Shuttles will begin picking up riders from remote parking lots at 4:00 p.m. and continue making their routes until midnight. A final shuttle bus route will be run at 7 a.m. Saturday morning for those who have spent the night at Carroll High School. Remote parking is at Carroll Senior High School (north of the campus near the CISD Aquatics Center). Park and lock your vehicle and wait for the next shuttle bus near the shuttle bus load zone sign. Shuttles will run back and forth to the Carroll High School site up until 12:00 a.m. so come out and enjoy the evening at CHS.
Activity Booths, Games, Food & Entertainment
There will be games, face painting, photo booths, delicious food, and other activities for all members of the family at Relay For Life. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. at Carroll High School. Bring money to have some fun and don’t miss out on some of the outstanding entertainers featured on our center stage at Relay. All proceeds go to support the overall American Cancer Society fundraiser.
Silent Auction Hours 5:30-10 p.m.
Relay For Life will include a silent auction from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visit the tent inside the track to bid on items during the night. Donations for the Silent Auction are still being accepted and may be brought to Bank Day. Any money raised from an item/service auction donation will be credited to the donor’s account or any team you wish. For more information about the Silent Auction, contact Tina Auten at email@example.com.
Luminaria Bags To Be Sold On Site
We need 5,000 luminaria bags to circle the track for our inspirational 10 p.m. ceremony. Bring a bag you have purchased beforehand or come decorate a bag on-site in honor or memory of friends and family members who have suffered from cancer. You’ll want to participate in this inspiring ceremony. Bags are $10 with all donations going to the American Cancer Society. The sale of luminaria bags count toward your team fundraising goals. For more information about the Luminaria sales and/or the ceremony, email Bianca Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canned Food Drive Underway
Southlake’s YMSL (Young Men’s Service League) are going neighborhood by neighborhood collecting can goods as donations for Relay For Life. The cans help weigh down Luminaria bags for the 10 p.m. ceremony at Carroll High School May 2. The cans will be donated to a local food pantry after the event ends. For more information contact YMSL volunteer, Paige Buck at email@example.com.
Keep These Important Rules In Mind
Relay For Life, Southlake Rain Plan
Every effort will be made to host the event outdoors, all-night (5:30 p.m. May 2 to 7 a.m. May 3) as planned. However, safety is a top priority. Carroll school officials and local law enforcement will be consulting regularly with weather experts throughout the morning Friday to obtain the most accurate, up-to-date forecast. Unless you are notified differently from an official communication from Carroll ISD, assume the Rachel’s Rally/ Relay For Life event will occur as scheduled and as planned outdoors at CHS. If the weather prevents the safety of participants, organizers will change the date of Relay For Life Southlake 2014 to Saturday May 3 from 1- 8 p.m. In the event weather continues to prohibit the outdoor event on the back-up date, Relay will again move to Sunday, May 4 from 1- 8 p.m. Shuttle buses, parking passes and permits will still be enforced on the CHS site as necessary.
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Relay For Life Southlake returns to the Carroll High School campus for a fifth year this spring. The annual all-night event is scheduled for Friday, May 2. Organizers estimate over 2,000 participants in Southlake and neighboring communities will make Relay For Life Southlake 2014 a big success.
Teams are forming now. Visit www.RelayForLife.org/southlaketx to sign up and begin fundraising.
“We depend on each and every team and each and every person to make our event successful,” said Relay For Life of Southlake Event Chair, Kristie Millican. “Last year our event raised over $140,000 for American Cancer Society to continue this fight on behalf of our family and friends that have been faced with cancer.”
Millican says new and returning Team Captains help keep the spirit of Relay going from year to year. Team Captains are encouraged to attend upcoming meetings scheduled for Wed. March 19 and Wed. April 16 at the Carroll ISD Administration Center located at 2400 N. Carroll Avenue. Both meetings will be held from 6- 7 p.m.
Relay For Life Southlake takes place on the football field and back parking lot of Carroll High School. The Relay Committee organizes the event to include a “midway” area of games, activities and food, while Relay is underway. An entertainment stage is set up on the field to entertain teams walking the track. This year in an effort to capture the full energy of the event, organizers say they will move campsites to the football field rather than outside the track. Team fundraising activities will take place at campsites to allow teams to continue to raise funds with fun activities that others can share.
Everyone participating in Relay For Life Southlake will need to know the following key dates and times. Bank Day- the day when teams are asked to turn current funds raised- is Monday, April 28. Teams can submit fundraising totals between 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the CISD Administration Center. Campsite set-up is scheduled for Thurs. May 1 from 5- 8 p.m. and will resume Friday morning, May 2 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Games, food and other activities will begin Friday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. The annual Rachel’s Rally at 6:30 p.m. featuring Carroll ISD students will help kick off the Relay Opening Ceremonies scheduled for 7 p.m.
Relay For Life Southlake is an American Cancer Society Fundraiser and co-sponsored by Carroll ISD.
Rachel’s Rally/ Relay For Life Southlake is Friday, May 3 at Carroll High School
The Relay For Life Southlake Committee is expecting thousands of people to attend this year’s event located on the track behind Carroll High School. The campus is located at 800 White Chapel Boulevard in Southlake. Rachel’s Rally is Carroll ISD’s year-end event celebrating kindness and compassion. Relay For Life Southlake is the city’s largest overnight cancer fundraiser. All donations go to the American Cancer Society. Click here to participate by making a donation or join a team. Rain plan: if weather prevents organizers from hosting Relay on Friday, May 3, the entire event will move to Saturday, May 4 on the same overnight schedule. If weather still persists, an abbreviated event will be held Sunday, May 5 from 1-8 p.m.
Important Rules at Relay
Relay For Life Southlake returns for a fourth year on Friday, May 3 at the Carroll High School Track located at 800 White Chapel Boulevard. In anticipation of large crowds, there will be no public parking at Carroll High School or Durham Intermediate School campuses. Parking at these campuses will be reserved for parking permit holders only.
A shuttle service will be provided for Relay participants. Guests can park and ride a free shuttle to the event from one of the following locations: Dawson Middle School/ Eubanks Intermediate School, Carroll Senior High School and Johnson Elementary School.
Shuttle buses begin routes at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Shuttles will run back to remote parking lots every half hour between 5 p.m. and midnight Friday, May 3. A final shuttle run will be Saturday morning at 7 a.m.
Carroll ISD and the Southlake community are getting ready to Relay For Life. This spring marks the fourth year the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser has come to Southlake. Relay For Life Southlake 2013 will be Friday, May 3 at Carroll High School located at 800 N. White Chapel.
Carroll ISD is a co-sponsor of the event as part of the district’s year-end Rachel’s Challenge celebration. Rachel’s Challenge is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire young people to make positive changes in their community. Carroll ISD uses Rachel’s Challenge curriculum and program in all campuses. Click here to learn more about Rachel’s Challenge.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that offers everyone an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Each year, thousands of participants including Carroll ISD faculty and staff take to the track at Carroll High School for Relay. In honor of those who battle cancer 24-hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the night for 12 hours. For those not walking, there is around-the-clock activities and fun to keep everyone busy. From entertainment, food and games to ceremonies and stories of inspiration, there is something for everyone at Relay For Life Southlake. During Relay, there will be no public parking at Carroll High School or Durham Intermediate School campuses. A shuttle service will be provided for all Relay participants. Click here for complete details.
Over the years, Relay For Life Southlake has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to the American Cancer Society. Nearly 500 people have already signed up to participate, raising over $30,000 in donations. Click here to start your own team or join an existing one. Click here to view a slideshow of last year’s Relay For Life Southlake.
If you are looking for another way to be involved in this year’s Relay For Life, organizers need your help! Simply click on the Sign Up Genius tab to the right, and look over all the wonderful and much needed volunteer opportunities. Kick start your community service hours for next school year and let’s all join together to make Relay For Life Southlake a huge success!
New this year is the first ever district-wide Relay For Life T-shirt for the Carroll Dragons (pictured left). The short sleeved t-shirt comes in charcoal gray only and features a “Keep Calm and Relay On” slogan on the front and the Twitter hashtag #RFLsouthlake on the back. Shirts may be purchased through the Carroll ISD Communications and Marketing Department, click here to download and print the order form. CISD faculty and staff can wear the Dragon Relay T-shirt with blue jeans on Thursdays between now and May 3.