Remembering One Relay over past 3 years
Remembering One Relay 2011: June 24th
So many thanks to all who joined us at the Remembering One Relay Race on Friday night. The weather was not on our side, however, the rain stayed away for most of the evening and for the people who showed up , it was a night filled with connection and fun. We want to send thanks to all of you. We raised over $860 for the night combined with our Zumba for a Cause event. A special thanks to Jennifer Czech who spoke to our youth about the Mikey Czeck Foundation and thanked us for our efforts. Additionally, thank you to all the people who donated, even if they couldn’t come. We so greatly appreciate your generosity of time and contributions. Join us next year- we welcome all ages!
Remembering One Relay 2010: June 18th
It was a gorgeous night and the evening was an incredible success thanks to all of you. Additionally, thank you to all the people who donated, even if they couldn’t come. We so greatly appreciate your generosity of time and contributions. We were able to help send five children at St. Luke Life Works to a week of summer camp with our donation. They benefited incredibly from your kindness.
Remembering One Relay 2009
The Remembering One Relay idea was born when we read a copy of the children’s book, “Looking to the Clouds for Daddy” by Margo Candelario and illustrated by Jerry Craft. This poetic rendition of one family’s way of coping with the loss of their father touched us very deeply and we wanted to get a copy into the hands of every child who has known such a loss. With the help of many wonderful friends and children, we decided that a relay race – where teammates work together and help one another – would be a perfect way to help raise money for The Den.
The community has been incredibly supportive. New Balance New Canaan, First County Bank and Salon 126 sponsored the relay race. Our hope was to bring attention to the wonderful work of the Family Centers and specifically, to use the proceeds of the race to give copies of “Looking to the Clouds for Daddy” to The Den for Grieving Kids. We were successful in having a celebration of community with this event that was put together in under a month. We were able to buy 80 books and raised $620.