Posts Tagged ‘American Cancer Society’

MileOne Sponsors ACS Relay For Life Speech 2013


For the past 14 years, MileOne Automotive has been the Regional Sponsor for American Cancer Society – Relay For Life. We have donated a vehicle every year to help raise money for Cancer Research. This year we donated a 2014 Mazda6 for the annual raffle on June 14, 2013 at the Relay For Life – Joppatown High School in Joppatowne, MD. The MileOne team was there as MileOne COO Scott Fader spoke at the event prior to the start of the walk.

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For the past 14 years, Heritage Mazda Bel Air has been the Regional Sponsor for American Cancer Society – Relay For Life. We have donated a vehicle every year to help raise money for Cancer Research. This year we have donated a 2014 Mazda6 for the annual raffle on June 14, 2013 at the Relay For Life – Joppatown High School in Joppatowne, MD.

Make sure you purchase your $5 raffle ticket for a chance to WIN the 2014 Mazda6 at one of the events we will be attending. Contact Clarence Oney at 1.800.787.4337 or by email at or text ‘Mazda’ to 55678 for more information.

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MileOne Raises $61,000 for American Cancer Society


After weeks of selling raffle tickets for the Fiat 500, the build up had reached the exciting day at last. The winner was finally drawn last Friday June 17th, 2011 at Goucher College’s Relay for Life event. MileOne was on hand with the car on display, selling last minute tickets and handing out information about the car. There was even a mini corn-hole tournament! As part of the opening ceremonies, a survivor shared her moving story of survival. MileOne then spoke about their support of ACS and that we were moments away from raffling off a Fiat 500. The cancer survivor then drew the winning ticket out of hundreds piled in the trunk of the Fiat. Congratulations to Edith Sue Lawson-Smith who was the grand prize winner!!! MileOne was able to raise $61,000 from the ticket sales where 100% of proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society.


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MileOne Walkers

On October 24th, MileOne Automotive employees, friends and family in Maryland joined together to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Baltimore.  MileOne Automotive is a long-time participant in the event and look forward to this day each fall.

The weather and turn-out were both great for this year’s event.  Team members met at our Flagship Sponsor tent in a park at the Harry and Jeannetta Weinberg YMCA Center in Baltimore.  Before the walk began, team members enjoyed light refreshments, turned in their last-minute donations and got ready for the event to begin!

Jerry Fader, President of MileOne Automotive, spoke to all walkers at this year’s Making Strides event before the beginning of the walk.  He addressed the importance of fundraising and the impact that The American Cancer Society has in all of our lives.  After the speech, there was a quick MileOne team photo taken then everyone headed to the start line.

The walk took place on a scenic, 4-mile course throughout the Mayfield neighborhood of Baltimore.  Part of the walk included a trip around Lake Montebello.  American Cancer Society volunteers, neighbors and even some cheerleaders encouraged walkers along the way.  Everyone ended the walk under a huge pink balloon arch, welcoming them back to the event’s main area.  Music, snacks and water were on-hand for all participants.

Overall, the event was successful for MileOne and The American Cancer Society, further strengthening the partnership between the two organizations.  Throughout the Making Strides season, MileOne employees helped to raise thousands of dollars, as they do each year, to benefit the ACS.  This event each year is a great celebration for all participants to recognize strength, volunteerism and community.

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Watch this video to learn more about Choose You.

What is Choose You?

Choose You is the American Cancer Society’s national movement that encourages women to put their health first and be healthy role models for those around them. Choose You will shine a light on a hidden issue – that one in three American women, 34 million in total, will get cancer in her lifetime. Plus, about 60% of all cancer deaths could be prevented if people avoided tobacco products, maintained a healthy weight through diet and regular exercise, and got recommended cancer screening tests.

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Relay For Life


Relay For Life of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA starts tomorrow May 21, 2010 at 4:00PM – May 22, 2010 at 8:00AM. Taking place at the Williams Farm Park located at 5277 Learning Circle, Virginia Beach, VA23462. Don’t miss this heart felt event.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

No matter why you take part in Relay, however, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.

Relay For Life Schedule:

Friday, May 21, 2010
4:00PM – Survivor Registration Begins
6:30PM – Opening Ceremony; Survivor/Caregiver Lap
7:00PM – Survivor/Caregiver Reception
7:30-9:30PM – Hotcakes Performs
9:30PM – Luminaria Ceremony
10:30-12:30PM – Carbon Jam Performs
11:00PM – Birthday Lap

Saturday, May 22, 2010
12:30AM – Ms. Relay
1:00AM – Mardi Gras Lap
1:30AM – Road to Recovery Race
2:00-4:00AM – Bullwinkle Performs
3:00AM – Crazy Hat Lap
7:30AM – Relay Congo Line
8:00AM – Closing Ceremony/Children’s Lap (bring your school banners)

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