| Jun 10, 2010

Barb Ellsworth, before her hair cut.

To help kick off the Relay for Life in Flinton, which takes place tomorrow night (June 11), residents of Pine Meadow Nursing Home in Northbrook held their own mini-relay last Friday afternoon. Residents wheeled or walked around a track in the courtyard of the home underneath brilliant sunshine, raising a total of $1,400.

Of that total, one resident, Barb Ellsworth, raised $1,100 herself. As part of her efforts, Barb also cut her long braids to donate the hair to a program that provides wigs for cancer patients.

RELAY FOR LIFE: The schedule for the Flinton relay has been announced. The opening ceremonies will start with O Canada, sung by Dallas Arney and Kendra Wilson, followed by the Survivors’ Victory Lap and speech.

Entertainment throughout the evening will include the Tweed Twangers, and 2nd Hand Roses. A “Support the Troops” lap will take place at 9:00 pm. Luminarias will be lit at 9:45 p.m. and they will be piped in by Gordon Wright. Entertainers Kendra Wilson and Dallas Arney will follow and dinner, courtesy of Addison’s, will be served at midnight.

During the night, there will be a glow stick lap, Karaoke at 2:00 am, and a Crazy Hat lap, followed by breakfast at 5:00 am and closing ceremonies at 6:00 a.m.

Then it will be time for a good sleep, and the planning can begin for next year.

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