January 2011 Relay For Life Frisco Newsletter


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Happy New Year! Read our first newsletter of 2011. Learn what's new at Relay For Life Frisco. Meet an incredible Survivor in our Survivor Spotlight and learn what your Relay For Life Frisco Committee has been up to.

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January 2011 Relay For Life Frisco Newsletter

  1. 1. January 2011 2011 Relay for Life Frisco Sponsor Spotlight Friday, May 20 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, May 21 6:00 a.m. Memorial Stadium “Cancer has touched my life and so many of my agents lives.” Go Teams! Barbara Trumball Team Leader, Frisco Stars The American Cancer Keller Williams Realty Society listens to your The Keller Williams Frisco Office feedback each year to opened more than 11 years ago and make Relay that much is proud to employ 235 agents. better for everyone Their Relay For Life Frisco Stars team is 50+ members strong in the involved. fight against cancer! The 2011 team goal is 75 teams! Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is an Austin We are happy to announce two very exciting changes for 2011: based real estate franchise company with over 75,000 real estate agents, 1) There is no maximum to the number of participants a team operating in more than 650 market can have! In the past, a team was capped at 15; however, this centers across the United States and Canada. Keller Williams Realty is cur- year we can have as many as our hearts desire. Teams are rently the third-largest residential still able to divide with multiple team captains (fundraising, real estate company in the U.S. squad leaders, etc). Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Jaimee Zimmerer 2) Any luminarias you sell will go directly to your team total! at jaimee.zimmerer@gmail.com or 214-476-6030 for additional information. Please help us reach our goal of 75 teams. Your Relay committee is so excited to see all the fundraising ideas you have in Upcoming Events store. It is never too early to start raising money for such a wonderful cause! February 12 Pink the Rink Texas Tornado Booster Event To register your team, please visit www.friscorfl.com. Dr. Pepper Arena For additional information, please contact Lori Morrison 7:30 p.m. loriannmorrison@gmail.com or 469-855-3872
  2. 2. Survivor Spotlight Julie Frame Julie, a single mother of two sons and computer teacher at Gunstream Elementary School in Frisco, was not feeling well. In early 2010, she visited her doctor, explained her symptoms and was treated for pneumonia. After two months, Julie was still not feeling well and went for a second opinion. The X-rays revealed spots on her lungs and following more extensive testing, Julie was diagnosed with lung, liver and colon cancer. In April 2010, Julie was given 1-1/2 months to live. Julie began the excruciating journey of chemotherapy treatments. She would drive to her appointments and sit in her car outside of North Texas Cancer Center and cry. If it wasn’t for her love of her two young boys and her prayers to the Lord, she would have not of made it through. Julie made a trip to Durant, Oklahoma to visit with Pastor Andrew Wommack (known for his healing prayer ministry). He placed his hands on her and prayed with her. Many patients who have endured the same treatments Julie did have chosen to stop and opt for hospice care. Not Julie, she fought her way through. Be- cause she refuses to miss her son’s football games, she often has to lie down on the field.
  3. 3. Survivor Spotlight, cont Having taught at Gunstream Elementary for 9 years, Julie’s impact is clear. She has not missed one day of school since her treatments began. If needed, she Skypes from the oncology office into her classroom so she doesn’t miss valuable teaching time with her kids. To show their support, Gunstream teachers and staff wear their “Team Frame” t-shirts every Monday. In December, her students asked a local radio station to help make a memorable Christmas for their teacher. The station, KLTY-FM, received more than 380 letters for Julie. The Gunstream staff along with KLTY surprised Julie with an assembly in her name. The KLTY representative presented Julie with thousands of dollars for her insurance deductibles, a free trip for her and the boys, as well as months of rent payments. Julie’s experience has inspired her to help others. She is forming “His Foundation” which is an organization for Single Parents in Need Battling Cancer (SPIN-BC). There will soon be a website available with a prayer line and online resources for single parents who are battling cancer. Now on maintenance treatments every other Tuesday, Julie has beaten the odds and is now mentoring others who are facing the same treat- ments that she went through. Julie is an amazing woman full of love, God’s will and strength. She is an true inspiration to all those who surround her. We look forward to walking with Julie and “Team Frame” at Relay For Life Frisco this year!
  4. 4. Frosty 5K Ohhhh the weather outside….well, it wasn’t exactly frightful but it was a little chilly! Thank you to the Relay Committee Members who braved the cold and wind to participate in the Frisco Frosty 5K and Merry Mile on Saturday, December 11. I ran the Frosty 5 K and all I got was this awesome t-shirt! (left)Rudolph, Frosty and Relay Runners are all smiles before the race begins. (below) The finish line is so close! Committee Chair, Kristen Scherer, contemplates a post race doughnut break with Accounting Chair, Shanna Hoertsch and Relayer Cody Schoenig.
  5. 5. Relay Committee Workshop In November, several members of the Frisco committee met in Irving for the very first Relay Workshop! The Workshop was led by the North Texas Regional Council, which is made up of volunteers from around the Re- gion. Event Chairs from all Regional Relay For Life events met for a Retreat Friday evening. They enjoyed dinner and brainstorming with other chairs in their area. There were also breakout sessions to discuss in detail the roles Kristen Scherer (left) , and Tracy Fenwick and responsibilities of the Event Chair. (right), 2011 Relay Chairs get a show of support On Saturday, other members of the committee joined in from 2010 Chair, Michelle Skene (center). the Workshop to discuss their responsibilities for each committee. The Teams Committee met to discuss new and fresh ideas, including changes to the team sizes. The Online Committee met to discuss new features that will be made available on each Relay’s websites. The Accounting Committee met to be trained on the new online ac- counting system that will be used in 2011. And, the Sponsorship Committee met to uncover new ways to approach potential sponsors. Relay Workshop was a huge success to make sure that those committee members with roles and re- sponsibilities that require time commitments earlier in the year are properly trained and have the tools they need to carry out those duties. The North Texas Regional Council did a wonderful job of helping each Committee identify their strengths, areas for improvement, and help solidify their focus going into the new year! Front row: (left-right) Tracy Fenwick, Kristen Scherer, 2011 Chairs; Amanda Bliss, Accounting Back row: Gary Rowe and Valerie Conley, Online; Shanna Hoertsch, Accounting Chair
  6. 6. 2011 Committee Kristen Scherer Event Chair Tracy Fenwick Event Chair Audra Cozart ACS Partner Gloria Martinez Registration Chair Alyssa Sanders Registration Co-Chair Diana Valtr Registration Valerie Conley Online - Community Gary Rowe Online - Technical Shanna Hoertsch Accounting Chair Amanda Bliss Accounting Kellee Albrecht Survivor Chair Vickie Boynton Survivor Co-Chair Kim Carmichael Survivors Gloria Novocilsky Survivors Brenda Price Survivors Kristi Godfrey Luminaria Chair Laura Lamkin Luminaria Rosemary Mills Luminaria Lori Morrison Teams Chair Gilley Estes Teams Jennifer Fredrickson Teams Lynne Michelich Teams Deb Cortese Volunteer Army Michelle Skene Team Mentor Jaimee Zimmerer Sponsorship Chair Kristin Zimmerer Sponsorship Co-Chair Anthony Cordova Logistics Chair Matthew Mosier Logistics Barbara Krehbiel-Thompson Logistics Rene Sinclair Special Events Chair Buzz Priestly Missions Candice Dingman Advocacy Amanda Dougherty Entertainment/Activities Amy Cohen Publicity/Marketing
  7. 7. Facebook News Don’t forget to “Friend” Us on Facebook! The Relay For Life Frisco 2010 Event Video is now available on Facebook! The Facebook Fundraising Application has been turned off and now redirects to RFL.org in prep for 2011. For anyone that used the application to fundraise via Facebook, your totals will no longer display. With the redesign of our Facebook pages, the fundraising application can no longer be placed within a box on the left side of a Facebook page and must be moved to a tab. For those that don’t know how to move an application from a box to a tab, a short “how to” video will walk you through the process, http://screenr.com/a90.