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for the 2013 Relay for Life

 

Malin Bergquist's purple-clad Relay walkers during the annual team lap
 

Please mark your calendar for the 2013 Relay for Life event at Girard High School in Erie, PA. This year’s event will be held on Friday, July 26 and continue into Saturday, July 27.

The theme is “Cruisin’ for a Cure” and will be highlighted by a car show Friday evening. There will many activities throughout the night, and the event will finish with a pancake breakfast Saturday morning. Also on Friday, we will have our typical dinner at our tent and team lap. 

To register and make a donation, please click here which will direct you to our team’s web page. From there, you can sign up, donate or purchase a luminaria.

Last Year's Results - In 2012, Malin Bergquist Charities raised $20,663.22, which is $350 higher than the previous year's total and an all-time record for our charity. Together, all of the teams participating in the Girard Relay raised $85,532.

Thank you to everyone who donated, solicited for contributions from your family and friends, and for purchasing 50/50 tickets.

Background - In loving memory of three team members lost within an 18-month span, we began fielding a Relay for Life team in 2006 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Our team name is “Relay for Mike,” in memory of our beloved friend and partner, Michael Bergquist, whose terminal 13-month illness, and untimely death on Aug. 3, 2007, provided the incentive to begin this great work.

We participated in our first Relay just weeks after Mike was diagnosed. Although he is no longer with us, his spirit remains as we continue raising funds to fight this awful disease. Tragically, since Mike’s passing, we have lost two other colleagues to cancer – office manager Ruth Ann Deluzio in 2007 and partner Peter Delio in 2008.

Although we walk in the name of Mike, we honor all of our fellow co-workers, family, and friends who are impacted by this disease. Please join us in our support of the American Cancer Society to find a cure to this horrific disease.

 

In Lasting Memory

Michael Bergquist

1958-2007

Ruth Ann Deluzio

1940-2007

Peter Delio

1940-2008

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