The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is an overnight celebration of life and cancer surviorship. Teams work hard throughout the year to raise money before the big event. The Sun-Gazette has compiled a list of upcoming fundraisers. For more information, contact the local ACS office at 326-4149.
Yard sale scheduled at school
The Jackson Relay For Life team will hold a fundraising yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jackson Elementary School multipurpose room, 2500 Newberry St.
Zumba party set at high school gym
A Zumba party fundraiser to benefit Relay For Life will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the South Williamsport Area High School gymnasium. Proceeds will benefit Team Tina and the Relay For Life of Williamsport. The cost to participate is by $5 donation. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call Rebekah Fries at 447-5373.
Pool tournament to benefit team
JERSEY SHORE - The fourth annual Doubles Scottish Pool Tournament will be held Saturday at the Jersey Shore Moose Family Center, 207 N. Main St.
Registration is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The tournament starts at 5:30 p.m. and benefits the Relay For Life of Jersey Shore.
Bus trip to benefit Jersey Shore team
JERSEY SHORE - A "day on your own" in New York City is planned for Saturday. Tickets are $45 with all proceeds benefitting the Jersey Shore Relay for Life.
The bus leaves from the Williamsport K-mart at 6:45 a.m. and drops off at Radio City Music Hall. Participants will have about 8 1/2 hours on their own in the Big Apple.
Maps and information on special events will be provided. Light snacks and drinks will be served on the way home.
For tickets, call Erin Welsh at 398-3103.
2 Zumba parties set in Jersey Shore
JERSEY SHORE - The Be Fit and Fabulous Relay For Life team will hold two Zumba fitness party fundraisers, one from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Old Paint Mill, and the other at 6:30 p.m. May 4 at the Elks.
A $10 donation is requested on Sunday and the party will feature Niki Snyder, Ashley Campbell, Carolyn Ludwig, Lori Markle, Deb Moore, Vicki Dalton and Tanya Berfield, along with crafts, vendors, live music, refreshments and smoothie bar.
For more information, call Ann Green 660-0650.
The May 4 event will feature vendors, live music and appetizers. Participants are asked to register in advance by calling 398-3980 or emailing befitand email@example.com. Suggested donation is $15.
Pampered Chef fundraiser
JERSEY SHORE - Cable Services Co. Relay For Life team will hold a Pampered Chef fundraiser 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at Gamble Farm Inn.
The team will take orders for Help Whip Cancer products.
The team also will donate 15 percent of their sales of these items to the Relay For Life of Williamsport.
Orders may be placed online May 1 to 15 at www.pamperedchef.biz/millermel.
For more information, contact Melissa Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yard sale planned at Little League
The semi-annual Little League yard sale to benefit the Little League Intentional Walkers Relay For Life team will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 in Recreation Hall in the Little League International Grove.
Donations can be dropped off before the sale at the Dining Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4.
For more information, call 326-1921.
Burger Burn to benefit Sheridan team
MUNCY - Sheridan Striders Relay For Life team will hold a burger burn from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 at Sam's Club, 611 Lycoming Mall Circle.
Yard sale set at hospital
The Williamsport Relay For Life annual yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 in the Divine Providence Hospital auditorium.
Hair salon to donate sales
Martino's Hair Salon in the Loyal Plaza will donate 20 percent of its total sales to the Mama's Family Relay For Life team from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 16.
Bowl for a Cure set May 20
A Bowl for a Cure fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. May 20 at Faxon Lanes.
The event also will feature a 50-50 and Chinese auction.
To register, contact Ashley Brown at 506-0106 or on Facebook. Donated items for the Chinese auction are being accepted.
Church group raises funds for Relay
JERSEY SHORE - The Avis United Methodist Church Relay For Life team has been raising funds for the Relay For Life of Jersey Shore over the past year.
The team has sold cookbooks, sunflowers, Christmas wreaths, sandwiches, had a soup and sandwich luncheon, a chicken parmesan dinner and sold items at the "Market at the Middle" event at Jersey Shore Area Middle School. This year's event will be held from 2 p.m. May 11 to 2 p.m. May 12 on the Jersey Shore Area High School track.
The Avis team will sponsor a Chinese auction with a variety of baskets to take a chance on. Tickets are available by calling Sherry Steppe at 398-8712.
Strike Out Cancer Day planned
MUNCY VALLEY - Katie's Country Store will host a Strike Out Cancer Day fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 12.
The Laporte Women's Club's Relay for Life Team, The Laporte Lappers Red Sox, will team up with Deb and Rich Fry, owners of Katie's Country Store, to host a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Ten percent of the day's sales will be designated for the American Cancer Society. The Red Sox Relay Team will have a baked goods sale.
In addition, the day will be divided into innings and a box of Cracker Jacks will be given to the customer who arrives closest to the beginning of each inning, which will begin on each hour.
The Relay For Life teams in Sullivan County have adopted the theme "Strike out Cancer" and each team has selected either a Major or Minor League Baseball team for their name.
For more information, call Winifred G. Ferguson, team captain, at 946-5091.
STPR rally set in Tioga County
WELLSBORO - The Keystone Kops Relay For Life team will hold a Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally on June 1.
This is a time-speed-distance rally designed for any legal vehicle, within the speed limit, on high-quality paved and unpaved roads in Tioga County.
Instructions have mileage at each turn, and are easy to follow. There is no limit to the number of people in a car. For more information, call Shirley Spencer at 724-4038 or email email@example.com.