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All forms need to be accompanied by cash or check. Shirts are $10.00 for all sizes. Make checks out to Children’s Advocacy Center.
The deadline for orders is Thursday, March 28th. Please note there are youth sizes available as well.
Click here for t-shirt order form.
Who’s ready to Paint Paris Purple? Because, ready or not, for the American Cancer Society’s Show Your Hope Week of April 1-6, every business and all those that wish to be included are invited to decorate their storefronts or building windows with anything PURPLE — balloons, streamers, flowers, posters, curtains, etc. Get creative, and do not be afraid to be excessive with the purple.
RFL’s Paint Paris Purple Kickoff Party will be held on the first Friday in April — April 5th — at 6pm, in conjunction with the Cruisers’ Class Cars, who will also be there, on the Downtown Plaza.
Teams are invited this night to set up booths around the square so to promote, draw awareness for RFL 2013, and begin raising money with fundraisers.
Relay for Life encourages and asks that the downtown businesses stay open late on this night, as the event could bring many potential shoppers for your benefit, not to mention ‘givers’ to the Relay cause.
To make this year’s Paint Paris Purple event a little more fun, the RFL committee has decided to make this year’s week of decorating event a competition, offering the winner a FREE sponsorship in this year’s 2013 Relay for Life event — which as in past years, is expected to be huge event — meaning mega publicity for your business, plus your name on the 2013 Relay for Life t-shirts. So, decorate to win.*
As even more incentive to participate in this year’s RFL’s Paint Paris Purple event, a Relay representative will visit all the purple participating locations for pictures to add to the popular RFL Facebook page and groups. This is a wonderful opportunity for lots of free, good publicity for your business.
Sixteen teams have already signed up for this year’s Relay event, and there is still plenty of time for many more teams to sign up. You may do so online at the Relay for Life website by clicking here.
“This is a GREAT time for all the teams to get acquainted with each other and start raising money for Relay for Life 2013,” stated RFL Committee member, Molly Woodall. ”If you have a fundraiser — t-shirts, bracelets, raffles, food, bake sales, etc…bring them the night of April 5th for the Kickoff Party.”
If there are teams that do plan on setting up a booth for the Paint Paris Purple Kickoff Party, please let Carolyn Lockett or Molly Woodall know prior to the event. (Each of their contact information is at the bottom of this article on the flyer image.)
The more teams the better, and the more businesses decorating and ‘painting’ their buildings and staff purple, means more awareness and possible funds raised for the great cause of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
“If you remember, two years ago, the Plaza was PURPLE! It was beautiful,” Mrs. Woodall said with excitement! We’d like to get back to that and make it a huge event.”
There are some guidelines, but they are simple and shouldn’t cause any issues.
The City of Paris has the following to say about the booths that will be set up on Friday, April 5th:
“If a team sets up in front of a business, please make sure that they have gotten their (the businesses) permission as a courtesy. Please make sure there is at least 4 feet of sidewalk available for wheelchairs to pass, and please do not block sidewalk accessible ramps (ADA Rules). Also, please, no cooking close to buildings.”
As in recent years during the Relay for Life event — being held this year on June 28, again at the North Lamar football stadium and track — there will be hundreds of Luminaria Bags (pictured above) that line the tracks in dedication to cancer survivors, victims and their families, and those that are lost. The bags are customizable and available for purchase at $5. Unlike other years, this year teams will be selling the bags and all the money raised from the sale of these Luminaria Bags will go to the TEAMS!
For more information about the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and their Paint Paris Purple event click here. Here you can sign a team up and even make a donation to the American Cancer Society. Every penny counts in their mission to find a cure, new treatments, and all the research they conduct for cancer.
Join the Relay for Life of Lamar County Group on Facebook by click here!
Click the above image to access a PDF file containing many great ‘Purple Painting‘ tips & ideas, these may really help if you plan to win that FREE SPONSORSHIP — a wonderful opportunity.
*You do not have to be a downtown business to participate in the decorating contest, it is open to anyone, however the Paint Paris Purple RFL Kickoff Party will be held on the Plaza downtown.
AS OF APRIL 1, 2013
TEXAS WOMEN’S OUTREACH
OFFICE AND OUTREACH TRAINING CENTER
225 12TH STREET SE
PARIS, TEXAS 75460
MONDAY – THURSDAY — 9 AM – 4 PM
FRIDAY — 10AM – 2PM
OR BY APPOINTMENT
GRAND OPENING – THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013.
TIME 5 PM TO 6:30 PM. STOP BY, ENJOY THE ATMOSPHERE, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT
TEXAS WOMEN’S OUTREACH
TEXAS WOMEN’S OUTREACH IS A PLACE WHERE WOMEN AND MEN HAVE FOUND HOPE, HELP, AND HEALING IN PARIS, TEXAS SINCE 2009. TEXAS WOMEN’S OUTREACH MISSION IS TO HELP WOMEN SUCCEED NOT JUST SURVIVE.
JOANNE (MONROE) HOLLAND IS FOUNDER AND EVANGELIST IN MINISTRY. SINCE 2001, SHE HAS SERVED AS A PEOPLES ADVOCATE, IS A CERTIFIED TEACHER, AND IS A QUALIFIED MEDIATOR IN CIVIL AND FAMILY LAW. SHE RELOCATED THE OUTREACH TO PARIS IN 2008, AFTER HOSTING THE BLESSING CONFERENCE AT THE LOVE CIVIC CENTER.
FREE! A MINI-INTRO WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY – APRIL 2, 2013.
SIGN UP NOW TO ATTEND ONE OF THREE SESSIONS. 10 AM, 12 NOON, OR 6 PM. THIS WILL BE A ONE HOUR INTRO TO THE 4 WEEK “SUCCESS NOT JUST SURVIVAL” TRAINING. DISCOVER GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR SUCCESS. IT WORKS!
CLASSES WILL BEGIN – TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
9AM -11AM FOR NON-WORKING WOMEN
5:30PM – 7:30 PM FOR WORKING WOMEN
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
12 NOON UNTIL 1PM
BROWN BAG MINI-CLASS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A TIGHT SCHEDULE
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT JOANNE (MONROE) HOLLAND AT 903-905-4004. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND PHONE NUMBER.
The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Lamar County – community leaders, cancer survivors, caregivers, anyone wanting to make a difference – to join their Relay for Life of Lamar County. The organization is seeking volunteers who are interested in getting involved in the fight against cancer through fundraising in their signature fundraising event, the Relay for Life.
Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The events are held overnight to honor and symbolize a cancer patient’s journey through treatment. This years’ event will be June 28th at R.L. Maddox field at North Lamar High School.
A Relay Team is a group of 12 to 15 people, led by a Team Captain, who commits to raising at least $100 each and participating in the overnight event fundraising event. All of the proceeds raised through the Relay for Life fund the mission of the American Cancer Society to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. While teams do the majority of their fundraising prior to the event, many teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during the Relay for Life which creates a 12-hour festival-like atmosphere.
To learn more about the Relay for Life of Lamar County and to sign up your team, attend the next team meeting. The next team meeting will be held on March 7th, at 1950 Martin Luther King Jr Dr Paris, TX. Team meetings are an opportunity for all teams to come together and learn about fundraising and the mission of the American Cancer Society. Everyone is invited to attend. You can also get involved by calling the local American Cancer Society at (1-800-227-2345), or by going to their website: Cancer.org.
“The Relay for Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Carolyn Lockett, Event Chair. “Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let Lamar County know that cancer can be defeated.”
Funds raised at Relay for Life of Lamar County helped the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer. In 2012, Relay for Life events across East Texas helped patients and their families in local communities and to fund lifesaving cancer research. The Relay for Life raised approximately $50 thousand to help the American Cancer Society save more lives by helping
People stay well, get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. We welcome you to join us in the fight against cancer today!
In the words or United Way of Lamar County Executive Director, April Carl, ‘the Urban Adventure Race has unknown locations, challenges (physical and mental), will be EXTREME fun and an action-packed way to support our local United Way, in order for them to serve so many of those in need in our surrounding areas.
Like several other other of the non-profits in our community — such as the Lamar County Coalition of Business, Education & Industry and the idea and success of their Mad Max Run — the United Way of Lamar County put their brains together to design an event that would not only be different than the ‘norm’, but also fun and memorable, as the idea is to make this an annual fundraiser for our branch of United Way — one of the best in the entire state of Texas, exceeding their 2013 fundraising campaign gaol by over $100,000.
The United Way’s 1st annual Urban Adventure Race will involve much more mental and fun, puzzle-like challenges rather than just a ‘foot race’ or just strength challenges, although there will be obstacles that are designed to be physically challenging.
These destinations, challenges and obstacles will be spread amongst the entire town, so that each team will reach them a number or different ways, including by vehicle.
The idea is who can get through these challenges completed the quickest and correctly — regardless whether physical, mental or down right interesting.
There can be teams that consist of 2-4 people, and you must be 18-years or older to participate in the race. A waiver of release will be signed by any and all participants that prepare to be involved in the event.
The Team Registration deadline has now been extended to Tuesday, April 2, so it is coming soon — register now! The event is set for April 6.
There area also sponsorships available for business that will offer great exposure for your company, as well as support a great cause, however the spaces are limited to so move quickly if you are interested.