Plans take shape for Aug. 9-10 Relay for Life at Burgess Park in Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on July 29, 2014

The theme for this year’s Relay for Life in Menlo Park is Carnival for a Cure. It takes place from Saturday, August 9 to Sunday, August 10 at Burgess Park over a 24-hour period. Because cancer never sleeps, teams strive to have a member on the course every minute of the event. Emails organizer/participant Betty Meissner: “The illuminated pathway of luminaria from 9:00 pm Saturday to 6:00 am Sunday is particularly beautiful and touching – worth staying up late to experience under the stars!”

One can sign up/register/join a team/start a team/donate online.

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, August 9
7:00-9:00 Registration, check-in, campsite set-up
10:00 Starbucks coffee, TJs fruit,etc.; Draegers bars
10:20 Survivor Victory Lap, Caregiver Lap, Bagpipers
10:30-12:30 Jumpy House
11:00 Skipping Lap
11-12:30 Outer Half Band
11:00-1:00 Taco Truck
12:00 Twitter/facebook/texting lap
12:30 Sponsorship Awards
1:00 Limbo lap
2:00 Hawaiian/Beach Party
2:00 – 4:00 Photobooth with Rosie
2:30-3:30 Fossil farm, Le Boulanger snacks
3:00 Conga Line lap
4:00 Relay Poker Bocce Ball
5:00 Team Captain Lap Ameriject/Rockridge
5:00 Tennis Challenge
6:00 Carnival Lap
6:30 Firefighters’ Dinner
6:30 Raffle Winners
7:00-8:00 Blame it on the Dog Band
9:00 Luminaria Ceremony and Silent Lap
National Anthem: Jenny Gil
Survivor Speaker: Karen Santos
Emcee: Domicile DJ Dave
Speaker: Laura Baldini
Bag Piper Solo
9:00-6:00am Sunday–Luminaria
10:00 Glow in the Dark Lap
Movie – Monster’s University
Caffe Carello– hot drinks
12:00/Midnight Pajama Lap

Sunday, August 10
8:00 Yoga
9:00 Team and individual Awards
9:30 Closing Ceremonies

Photo from 2010 Menlo Park Relay for Life by Linda Hubbard

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