Mosquito Squad of Howard County & Montgomery County is proud to support the American Cancer Society. We will be supporting a team (The Tailgaters) for the upcoming Olney Relay for Life. Our own Colleen Swisher, Mosquito Squad Office Manager, will be a part of the Tailgaters, making this her 3rd year of participating. The first 2 years the team placed in the top 10 teams for fundraising. This year we’re aiming to be in the top 5 teams for fundraising, with more than 85 teams expecting to participate in the Olney Relay for Life!
Relay For Life is the largest cancer fundraiser in the world, raising over $4 Billion USD. This year more than 3.5 million people in more than 5,100 communities will take part in raising the much-needed funds to save lives from cancer.
The Relay for Life in Olney MD will take place June 9th-10th, 2012 at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. At all times, we will have someone walking the track to support the cure for cancer. We walk all night long. They say “Cancer never sleeps”.
The relay begins with a free lunch for cancer survivors (and caregivers). Then the survivors are asked to open the event by walking one lap around the track while participants honor and applaud them.
You can help donate to this cause, by clicking here. The Tailgaters team will also be doing a fundraiser on Thurs. March 29th, 2012 at Taste Restaurant (3418 Olney – Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832). A portion of the proceeds from that night will be donated to the Tailgater team.
In addition, the Tailgaters are currently planning several bake sales & back by popular demand our “pink flamingo flocking.” To participate in the pink flamingos, we ask for a $20 donation (or more if they would like) to flock a designated house. After it gets dark, the chosen house will receive a flock of pink flamingos in their front yard along with an explanation of what the pink flamingos are: “You have been FLOCKED and all proceeds go to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY!” If they are interested in flocking your friends for this great cause, you can contact us and we will schedule and pass the flock on.
Mosquito Squad is proud to support the American Cancer Society and sponsor The Tailgaters in the Olney Relay for Life, and we hope you will join us in donating to this worthy cause! For more information, click here to view The Tailgaters page.