Invitation to get on the Autocross -- with your feet
Lime Rock Park is hosting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on Saturday, October 24
Teams, individuals and cancers survivors will walk Lime Rock’s half-mile, 9-turn infield autocross mini-track from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and take action to finish the fight against cancer.
(Late news! See the poster at the end of this story for the motorcycle "Ride for Hope" part of this year's October 24 Relay for Life!)
We want you to donate some money and support the cause by walking with us.
Not only is this a great opportunity to be involved with something at the track, but it’s also a cause that’s touched many of us here in the Lime Rock community. For those of you how don’t know, Relay for Life doesn’t just raise money for cancer research – which is very important – but directly assists people and their families with the things we don’t even think about... until it happens to us.
For instance, Relay for Life donations fund rides for patients to be transported to and from doctor’s appointments and hospital visits. It also raises money for Look Good-Feel Better, a program for women that gives them free makeup and wigs while they go through chemo.
One of Lime Rock’s own staff recently went through a cervical cancer radiation protocol, inspiring her to get behind Relay for Life at Lime Rock Park.
Relay for Life of Housatonic Valley (RFLHV) has been held since its 2008 inaugural at nearby Housatonic Valley Regional High School and its track and field oval. One of RFLHV’s founding members, Marie Castagna, is the guest services director at Lime Rock Park and advised the committee that the track was interested in hosting this year’s walk in October.
“Lime Rock is particularly pretty at this time of year, especially after the renovations, so we thought that was a great idea,” Castagna said. “We also thought changing the venue would be appealing to the participants. We’re encouraging the whole community to donate to Relay for Life [www.relayforlife.org/housatonicvalleyct] and/or register as a team, individual or survivor.”
According to Amber Dunphy, community manager for Relay for Life of Housatonic Valley, nearly $430,000.00 has been raised since 2008, and approximately 221 survivors have participated.
Let’s be the Relay for Life that knocks their fundraising socks off!
So go online (here), throw some money in the hat and join the official Lime Rock Team to support the entire cancer community, ok? You’ll have fun enjoying Lime Rock’s beautiful setting while taking laps powered by your Pumas and Nikes and Skechers. You’ll also enjoy the sights and sounds of cool cars lapping the main track, thanks to the SCDA driving club. Lime Rock will have food and drink concessions open, and Sunbelt Rentals has generously donated the use of generators and light stanchions for the evening portion of the event.
For more information regarding Relay for Life or to volunteer for the event, contact Community Manager Amber Dunphy at 203.379.4738. For Lime Rock venue information, contact Event Lead Roxanne Belter at 860.435.5000, ext. 113. Visit www.relayforlife.org/housatonicvalleyct for information, to register for the walk and to donate to the cause.
This track was made for walkin'!
The Relayers at Lime Rock Park