Monday, June 13, 2011
The first 5K run/walk sponsored by the Amanda Riley Foundation attracted 260 runners and scores of volunteers to Tribble Mill Park this past weekend.
About 260 runners and sponsors raised $12,000 for children battling cancer at the the inaugural Miles-4-Smiles 5K Run/Walk, which was sponsored by the Amanda Riley Foundation over the weekend at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville. Barbara Riley, of Snellville, whose daughter Amanda died of cancer a little more than a year ago, said the race was a success. Funds were raised through sponsorship, concessions, jewelry sales and the race participants, Riley said. “It was awesome,” said Riley after the race. “It was a beautiful day for it. Once again, the community came out and supported Amanda’s memory and the foundation. It was everything I’d imagined and more.” Riley appreciated all the volunteer support and especially thanked Brookwood High…
Thursday, May 12, 2011
We were at the Gwinnett Relay for Life to catch some great shots of Snellville teams. The annual event took place on May 6, 2011.
The annual Gwinnett County Relay for Life event at the county fairgrounds is the largest one in the world, according to organizers. Snellville made a strong showing at this year's gathering on May 6 with several teams raising money for cancer research. There were 336 teams and 6,595 participants signed up to raise more than $1.6 million money in this year's event, according to the website.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Gwinnett's Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Red Cross, will take place this Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. It will be a huge event honoring those touched by cancer.
Here’s another reason to be proud of your county. Gwinnett County has the largest Relay for Life team in the world! The event has also raised the most money for the past nine years. The first event took place in 1994, and will commence again this Friday, April 6th. Gwinnett Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. with the opening ceremony, followed by the Survivor’s Lap at 7 p.m.. Snellville’s South Gwinnett Drum Corp will be leading the lap. Walking to Remember Stephani Marbut, team leader of Grace Fellowship’s Relay team, considers the Survivor's Lap to be the most emotional part of the evening. She chaired Berry College’s Relay for Life back in 2008, her senior year of college. The Berry team raised $20,000 that year. “It’s been an …