After months and months of preparation, team fundraising and pre-event activities, Wilton Relay for Life 2014 is almost here! With a 1960’s based theme and the participation of over 60 teams, a total of $67,300 has been raised to date. 

Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, June 1 will be outta sight and Wilton’s Relay will move us a step closer to truly being able to say, “Peace Out, Cancer!”

Not only will the very groovy Mr. Music Man be spinning lots of funky tunes throughout the night, but the concession stand–run by the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps–will be offering hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, soda and hot beverages. You might even see the 2014 Honorary Chair, Gene Feher, flipping some burgers. So, be there or be square!

And, by the way, if your heart feels like capturing the 1960’s theme, wear your tie-dyed clothes, flowers-in-the-hair, Beatlemania, Flintsone’s, Jetson’s outfits, or whip your hair up into Hair frenzy, or carry your dove and Peace signs with you! There’s nothing like a little ‘60s music, threads or signs to get you in the mood for our Peace-in, PEACE-OUT CANCER RELAY FOR LIFE!

In order to help reach organizers’ goal of $150,000, there will be on-site fundraisers that will be a gas! Look for nifty grab bags, cake pops, tie-dye shirts and socks, peace sign cookies, face painting, henna tattoos and, of course, a photo booth. Teams will also be hosting far out events such as a scavenger hunt, relay races, limbo, tug-o–war tournament,  corn hole tournament , boxer short decorating contest and a lip sync competition.

Check out the Relay schedule:

3 p.m.:  Registration opens

3-5 p.m.:  Pantene/Triloma “Kids Care about Cancer” events

5:30 p.m.:  Survivors’ Dinner with Raffle at 6:15pm

7 p.m.:  Opening Ceremony, Survivor & Caregiver Laps, Luminaria ceremony after dark

7:15 p.m.:  Theme laps begin

Bake sales and other fundraisers will continue throughout the month of May so please support Relay and help them raise some bread. Also, if you haven’t registered yet for Relay, please register at www.relayforlife.org/wiltonct.

As has been the case at prior relays, a chaperone (one adult 25 years or older) is required for every five participants under 18 years of age staying at the relay after 11 p.m.. Dig it? And don’t forget Bank Night on May 22 at Trackside.

Calling all hip volunteers! Clean-up helpers are needed at 6 a.m. immediately upon closing ceremonies, on Sunday, June 1.  Please contact Nancy Capelle at ncapelle@optonline.net if you would like to volunteer.

For more information about Wilton Relay for Life 2014, visit www.relayforlife.org and search “Wilton,” and “like” it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wiltonrelayforlife2014.  You can also follow Wilton Relay for Life 2014 on Twitter!