Forty teams with 433 total participants are signed up so far to take part in the all-nighter at the
The inspirational event kicks off with the arrival of the participants at 6 p.m. Saturday and an opening ceremony. Each of the team members will take turns keeping their team running and walking on the track around the field throughout the night.
The successful model is being used by the American Cancer Society all over the
The newest team to sign on is called “Race For Rose,” and is made up of seventh grade students from the
Sponsored by Garrett Rambler and his staff at Vantage Fitness, the team issued a statement on the Falls Church Relay for Life website saying, “Like the name says, we’re doing it for Mr. Rose! Mr. Rose was a fifth grade teacher at our school –
Members of the “Race For Rose” team are Julia Estrada, Sterling Askin, Sumner Askin, Rachel Baker, Nate Campagnoli, John Glover, James Hickey, Leah Ramos, Ryan Short and Caroline Stahley.
Two others teams dedicated to the memory of Peter Rose are organized by Stephanie Rose, called “Rose’s Pinky-Touching Thumb Wrestlers,” and by Alex McMillen, called “Mr. Rose’s Remembrance.”
There are no less than 38 other teams with similar motivations and passions entered into this weekend’s Falls Church Relay For Life. They range in size from Lisa Allan’s “T.J. High Rollers” with 25 members signed up, to Andrew Stoecki’s “Hippo Hopefuls” with 24 members, and Hope Galley’s “Good Humor,” with 22, to numbers with single digits.
There is still time to form a team, to sign onto a team, and to donate to the fundraising event. All that can be achieved by navigating the Relay for Life’s