Sunday, October 26, 2008

Registration Reminder!

This Friday (October 31st) is the last day of early bird registration. If you would like to register for only $5 then you need to do so by Friday. After this week the fee goes up to the normal $10 per person. We already have a great start on our team but if you know someone who would love to be involved with the American Cancer Society, please invite them to join Friends for LIFE. If they cannot commit at this time but would like to stay updated with what we do as a team, just email their information to me and I will keep them in the loop.

Our 1st year:
1 campsite, 10 members, $2,000 raised
Our 5th year:
6 campsites, 53 members, Over $182,000.00 raised-
number 1 team in the 4th largest Relay--in the WORLD--for the last 2 years...

What can we do with the 2009 Relay???
Go to to register

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Garage Sale is ON!

We WILL be having a Garage Sale in the Fall. The date of the sale will be
October 3 & 4
at Tracey's house, as usual.
There was way too much interest to not hold the sale, so please clean out your closets and send stuff my way. As always, I will be available to come get items, just give me a call or send an email to the gmail address on the top right of the blog page.

If you have not registered at please do so asap. You do not need to pay the money now and it only takes a few minutes of your time. If you are uncomfortable paying with a credit card online, or just want to wait to pay, you may give me the $5 when you see me. Remember, if you register by October 31st you are in the drawing from the ACS for two round trip tickets on Airtran.

Also, if you register by December 15th, you will guarantee your shirt size for the Friends for LIFE annual tee shirt. We are working on the design now and want to have them ordered by the first of the year. Ordering the shirts, as well extra shirts for those who have not registered yet for the team, comes out of the Team Captain's pockets so please be aware of this. Ordering early will enable us to wear them at the FFL team fundraisers in the Spring as well as to the night of Relay.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


It's time for us to once again register for Friends For LIFE. If you are new to the team WELCOME!! If you have been involved in the past THANK YOU for returning!!
Your team captains (Tracey Homer, Christie Blair and Stephanie Moore) are getting together this week to determine the meeting dates schedule as well as potential fundraisers. We will post all information to this site as well as sending out emails.
Please go to to register,
there is a $5 registration fee that includes your Relay for Life tee shirt. After October 31st the registration goes up to $10. Anyone who registers during the early bird is put into a drawing for two round trip airline tickets, anywhere that Airtran goes.

The theme this year is
The color of HOPE
Our team theme is
Wings of HOPE
We will be using butterflies to help decorate the campsite with many different cancer colors.
If you have any ideas for fundraisers please contact us, you can click on the gmail link on the upper right hand corner.
Here's to a great 2009

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wrap up--Charge Up

ON SEPTEMBER 4th at 5:30 pm
ACS sponsored Wrap up/Charge Up
FFL was the Top Fund Raising team for 2008
All team members invited
Way to go Friends!!

Thank you 2008 Captains!

With our sincere, HEART filled appreaciation,
Friends For LIFE
would like to thank our 2008 captains

Christie Blair
Angela Carley
Stephanie Moore

2008-2009 Transition

Hi team, it's your captain Tracey. Yes, I took over the team again, and yes I am still the chair of Cobb County. Christie Blair will still be my co-captain, but she has three young ones involved with sports and school--and is also on steering committee with me--so her involvement is as crazy as mine. If you would like to help us as a co-captain, please let me know.

I have quite a bit to discuss with you so listen carefully. :)

1) I will be using the official ACS website to send a majority of the emails (like I am doing today), NOT the Yahoo! account that I have used in the past. This format is MUCH easier for me to use and this year I need all the help I can get. Please visit the FFL blog at I will post items here after I have sent emails.

2) There will be no October garage sale. I have very few items in my garage and there is a wedding in October that requires some attention. For those of you that do not know Jennie, my co-captain in past years, is getting married on 10-11-08. Therefore, I don't think that I will be able to pull it all together. If this is a BIG problem let me know and maybe we can work something out for a November garage sale. Usually it's warm enough so that shouldn't be a problem. Time and need of things to sell is the problem.

3)PLEASE take note that this site (the Cobb Relay 2008 site) will be shutting down and we will have to re-register for the 2009 year. Registration is set to launch the beginning of September so check back in a couple weeks. There will be an early bird registration discount of $5 before kick off in January. Go ahead and sign up ASAP and you can utilize the end of year donations that folks may need for taxes. We also have a continuous giving tool on the website that allows people to donate on a monthly basis with an auto withdraw system. Instead of a one-time $50 gift you may get 12 months at $10...just a thought.

4) If everyone would PLEASE :) send me an email, and let me know if you are planning on returning to FFL, that would be greatly appreciated. We have dates to set for our meetings but I will email you about that at a later date. The meetings will still be here, at my house, so stay tuned. My email address is the same as always,

5) On Thursday night, September 4th, Cobb Relay is having a Wrap up-Charge Up celebration to honor top participants/teams from last year and get us geared up for this coming year. All team members are invited to attend. Please let me know if you can make it when you RSVP to me about your plans to join/not re-join FFL.

As a team we were shy of $60,000 by a couple hundred bucks...close enough in my opinion! Great work team!!! Cobb County stands at $990,000.00 as of this morning. I would think we are going to still be considered a million dollar Relay-and you ALL played a very important role in achieving that goal. Thank you so much for your past and, HOPEFULLY, future involvement in FFL.

Thank you so much!
Tracey Homer
770-924-1971 home
404-406-7422 cell

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Garage Sale Results!

So the numbers are in! The big FRIENDS raised $1,764 and the little FRIENDS raised $36 from their bake sale. That makes our total $1,800!!!

thank you so much for everyone coming out to help, shop, and donate! And a BIG thank you to Tracey for all her hard work to organize and run the event...THANK YOU!!!

Also, we received $1,000 for having the most items at the silent auction and $1,000 for earning the most money at the silent auction. Thank you to everyone who got items donated and also to Christie for doing such an amazing job organizing the whole event.

Our total amount raised from the silent auction was $3,824!! That is without the $2,000 from the rewards above.

Everyone is doing such a great job...keep up the good work :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Relay Carnival

The Tuz and Osborne families have planned a carnival as an individual fundraiser. Please mark you calendars and come out to support these families in their efforts....the kiddos will love it!!

Sunday April 13th - 1:00p to 4:00p
The Tuz and Osborne families
3440 Bracken Ct. (Tuz House)
Chestnut Creek Subdivision

Sponge Toss
Jell-O Marble Relay Race
Face Painting/Tattoos
Cake Walk


hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and snow cones

All proceeds go to our Relay for Life team:
“Friends for Life”

Cash only will be accepted

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Spring Garage Sale

Hey everyone, it's time to clean out your closets for the
5th Annual American Cancer Society Spring Garage and Bake Sale

to benefit the Relay for Life.
We are accepting item donations at 4959 Day Lily Way or pick ups can be arranged.
We will start taking items on April 14th and we will have the sale

April 18th and 19th from 8 am-3 pm.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Silent Auction Thursday Night!

So today marks 50 days until Relay for Life 2008!! I would like to personally invite you to the Silent Auction next Thursday, March 27 from 6 to 8 pm. The auction will be held at Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell Street in Marietta) in the Vision Center. We have a wonderful assortment of auction items from Air Tran, Stone Mountain, Woodmont Golf Club, the Atlanta Symphony, Boutier Winery, the Whitlock Inn, Tennessee Aquarium, and more. We hope you'll attend and spread the word to your friends and family, including those who are not already a part of Relay. The tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The team that brings in the most people to the auction will receive $1,000.00 to their team funds...that's double for us so bring your neighbors and your friends! Our very own Christie Blair has been in charge of the event so come out and see what all she has been able to put together. Chick-fil-a provided the food and there are hundreds of items to bid on, all for a great cause!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Friends for LIFE Shirts

Before we begin, I want to clarify the 2 different shirts that we are ordering now. One is just for our team members and the other is for a fundraiser...they are 2 different designs!
  1. team shirts - these are the underdog shirts that you will purchase to wear to fundraisers and the night of Relay. The cost is $12.
  2. fundraiser shirts - this is the shirts that we are giving to people if they commit to a $20 donation.

Okay, at our first meeting we asked everyone to commit to getting donations for 10 shirts. This would be a quick and easy way for you to raise $200. We would like to pre-sale the shirts so that we know how many shirts we need and also which sizes. If you would like to commit to this fundraiser, please print out the pre-sale form (attached) and get started!
The deadline for the pre-sales is March 26th. This gives you 2 weeks to find 10 people to give you donations. We need to keep the time frame short so that the people who order the shirts do not have to wait too long to receive them.
Here are some thoughts on this fundraiser:
  • I would suggest that you word it like this: "If you make a donation of $20, you will receive a FREE t-shirt". Instead of asking them to buy a $20 t-shirt.
  • Some teammates are suggesting a donation of $25 if they would like for it to be tax deductible.
  • Long sleeve shirts are available for $2 more.
  • If they pay by check, just put it in your envelope and hang on to it.
  • It they pay by cash and it is $25 or more, please fill out a cash receipt so that we have records for tax purposes. If it is $20, just put it in your envelope and hang on to don't need a receipt.
  • If they want to pay by credit card, you can give them a link to your personal fundraising page. Please make sure you receive their payment before we order their shirt!
  • You will receive 100% of what you raise. If you get $200 in donations, all $200 will go towards your fundraising goal!!
  • Feel free to "sell" more than 10 shirts!!
I have attached a file of the design will look like so that you can show people. The image with the design on the shirt is not 100% accurate, I just used that to give you an idea. The design will probably be a little larger across the chest.
Please reply back if you plan on participating in this fundraiser. I have the list of names from the first meeting and would love to have the WHOLE team on the list!! Be creative! Think of co-workers, friends from church, family members...everyone LOVES t-shirts!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bowling Tournament Success!

A big Thank you to all of the team members that came out support our bowling fund raiser. A huge Thank you to Brandon Richard who envisioned and coordinated the event. The the tournament brought in $550.00 for Friends for LIFE and will be matched dollar for dollar by our anonymous donor. Each of the team members that helped pull this off will receive a portion towards their personal fund raising goals.
Way to go Friends!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bowling Tournament Details

Cancer Affects Us All

Join Us on Saturday, March 8th
At Midtown Bowl
1936 Piedmont Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 874-5703

9 Pin No Tap Tournament
$20 Entry Fee
($15 for those under 18)
ALL proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society

Registration begins at Noon
Bowling starts at 1 PM

Cash prizes, strike pots, 50/50, and raffle!!!

Contact Information:
Brandon Richard

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kick-Off Meeting

The Team Kick-Off Meeting will be held on January 24th at 6:30 pm. Feel free to invite a friend to come along and join the team!

** Remember to register with our team on-line so that you will be credited for you donations!! **