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This weekend at Heritage Park Relay for Life

This weekend at Heritage Park Relay for LifeWith free entertainment and silent auction The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Sunny Isles Beach, Golden Beach, and Aventura, will be held at Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, this Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, 2013. The Relay event begins at 6:00 p.m. Saturday and ends on Sunday at noon. The shuttle buses will be running, and there will be free parking at the Heritage Park Garage and beneath Lehman Causeway from 5:00 p.m. Saturday until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. On Saturday, enjoy opening ceremonies that include a singing performance by Adina Sharfstein. Entertainment also includes musical performances by students from the Alonzo and Tracy Mourning High School, performances by the bands Exit and Midnight Kahuna, a comedy performance by “Lucille Ball,” a karaoke contest and sing-along, ballroom dance instruction, a DJ, and family-friendly movies running throughout the night. Food will be available for purchase from the Kiwanis (all proceeds to be donated), Trump International Beach Resort and Marenas Beach Resort & Spa with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman will be there in her coffee truck. Be sure to tip her well because all tips will be donated to the American Cancer Society!

On Sunday, there will be a hole-in one putting contest, and at 10:00 a.m. the closing ceremony will take place. Professional personal trainers from Equinox will also attend on Saturday and Sunday and provide instruction in Zumba, aerobics, stretching and other exercises.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver, please be sure to arrive at 6:00 p.m. and join us at the opening ceremonies and walk in the Cancer Survivor’s Victory Lap. There also will be a special area for survivors where they will receive special VIP treatment.

Silent auction items include a purple (the cancer-survivor color) 1970 Dodge Dart with any amount in excess of $20,000 being donated to the American Cancer Society, jewelry and gift certificates from local businesses including hotel stays, spa treatments, and restaurants. You may also honor a loved one by purchasing a luminaria, a small illuminated bag bearing the name of the honored and placed trackside. The luminaria ceremony will be held on Saturday at 9:00 p.m.

While you are there, learn about becoming a part of medical history by enrolling in the free Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The purpose of the grassroots study is to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations. The ultimate goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the United States. If you cannot make it to the Relay, please go to www.seeuthere.com/cps3enroll/dademonroefl to enroll and find out more.

It is not too late to become a personal or corporate sponsor (beginning at $100), volunteer the day of the event, form or join a team, make a donation, or donate an item for the silent auction.

For more information, sponsorship or donations, contact Event Chair, Gale Goldstein Tucker at 954.558.6711, www.galegtucker@gmail.com. To form a team or join an existing team, contact Team Chair, Max Fleischer at 305.490.1436, max@sendoutstandingcards.com. You may also visit www.relayforlife.org/aventurafl to sign up a team or join a team. For more information, you may also contact Arleen.www.UriaSpeed@Cancer.org at the American Cancer Society.

SEE YOU THERE!

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