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Island's First Relay for Life Set for Feb. 19

With the Feb. 19 date for St. John’s first Relay for Life fast approaching, now is the time to sign your team up for the relay, and if you’re a cancer survivor, time to sign up yourself and a caregiver for the complimentary survivor dinner.

“A survivor is anyone who’s been told they have cancer,” Relay for Life Committee Chairman Mary Bartolucci said.

The number of participants is capped at 75, but Bartolucci said space remains available.

The candlelight survivor dinner runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in a tent at the Winston Wells Ball Park. Six of St John’s top chef’s will cater the four-course dinner. Beverages are also complimentary.

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The sponsors are Merchants Commercial Bank, Zo Zo’s Ristorante, The Waterfront Bistro, La Tapa, La Plancha del Mar, Ted’s Supper Club, and Mathayom Private Chefs.

According to Bartolucci, several teams have already signed up to participate in the relay. She said that teams are asked to raise a minimum of $1,500 each.

“The survivors will take the first lap,” she said.

The Relay for Life kicks off at 4 p.m. with an opening ceremony at Winston Wells Ball Park. It will run through 10 a.m. Feb. 20, with participants on the field throughout the night.

“Cancer never sleeps,” Bartolucci said, explaining the overnight aspect of the relay.

A luminaria lighting ceremony will be held at 9 p.m.

The money raised at the Relay for Life will stay on St. John for American Cancer Society activities, Bartolucci said. She said it will go to help people with cancer-related expenses, including things like barge fares they have to pay to get to St. Thomas for treatment.

“And a lot of people have no insurance,” she said.

To reserve space for the dinner, call 776-6833 or 776-6944.

To sign your team up for the relay, call Doug Bean at 690-2186 or Brian Holt at 512-786-6218.

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With the Feb. 19 date for St. John’s first Relay for Life fast approaching, now is the time to sign your team up for the relay, and if you’re a cancer survivor, time to sign up yourself and a caregiver for the complimentary survivor dinner.

“A survivor is anyone who’s been told they have cancer,” Relay for Life Committee Chairman Mary Bartolucci said.

The number of participants is capped at 75, but Bartolucci said space remains available.

The candlelight survivor dinner runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in a tent at the Winston Wells Ball Park. Six of St John’s top chef's will cater the four-course dinner. Beverages are also complimentary.

The sponsors are Merchants Commercial Bank, Zo Zo’s Ristorante, The Waterfront Bistro, La Tapa, La Plancha del Mar, Ted’s Supper Club, and Mathayom Private Chefs.

According to Bartolucci, several teams have already signed up to participate in the relay. She said that teams are asked to raise a minimum of $1,500 each.

“The survivors will take the first lap,” she said.

The Relay for Life kicks off at 4 p.m. with an opening ceremony at Winston Wells Ball Park. It will run through 10 a.m. Feb. 20, with participants on the field throughout the night.

“Cancer never sleeps,” Bartolucci said, explaining the overnight aspect of the relay.

A luminaria lighting ceremony will be held at 9 p.m.

The money raised at the Relay for Life will stay on St. John for American Cancer Society activities, Bartolucci said. She said it will go to help people with cancer-related expenses, including things like barge fares they have to pay to get to St. Thomas for treatment.

“And a lot of people have no insurance,” she said.

To reserve space for the dinner, call 776-6833 or 776-6944.

To sign your team up for the relay, call Doug Bean at 690-2186 or Brian Holt at 512-786-6218.