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Relay for Life – EMERGE Team - March 16, 2011

EMERGE is partnering with The American Cancer Society Relay For Life and everyone is invited to participate in this great event! There are many ways that you can help make this year’s walk a success.

1. Join our team by linking here http://main.acsevents.org/goto/emergelakeland.

2. Volunteers are needed to staff the EMERGE Tent. You can sign up for times by emailing Christina Velazquez at cvelazquez@ritastaffing.com. The event begins at 2pm on Saturday April 16th and continues until approximately 8am Sunday morning. A representative must me at the tent at all times.

3. Sponsorships are available for businesses or individuals interested in making a donation. For $25.00 we will display your company name or individual name at our table. Contact Christina Velazquez at cvelazquez@ritastaffing.com.

4. Donate to our team by linking here http://main.acsevents.org/goto/emergelakeland.

5. Purchase a Luminaria in memory of loved one lost to cancer and honor those who have won their battle. Visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?sid=1014&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=29814 for more information.

The EMERGE team will have many games and great prizes given away throughout the night, including a 50/50 raffle. Games and activities will also be available for our team including cornhole. Food and drinks will be provided to our volunteers at all hours.

Event Details

Event Date: April 16, 2011
Event Location: Lakeland High School
Event Schedule: Walk begins at 2:00 p.m.

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 from 18 - 24 hours in length.


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EMERGE Member Spotlight- Adam Justice - March 15, 2011

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Name: Adam Nathan Justice

Alias: el CuratórAge: 30

Hometown: Honaker, VA

Profession: Curator of Art, Polk Museum of Art

Favorite place to eat in Lakeland: Peking House

Best EMERGE memory: being accepted into the P2P program

Why did you join EMERGE: to build relationships, become pro-active in my community and contribute to my generation

What did you want to be when you grew up? Indiana Jones

If you were a hero what would your special power be? Time travel

What are your hobbies? Painting, visiting museums and galleries, treasure hunting at flea markets and collecting belt buckles

Your passions: art history, world history, music, and the campaign for an international loss of ego

Most dangerous thing you’ve ever done? Date a fashion design major.

Where are you going on vacation in 2011? Annual family beach trip to South Carolina

Which came first the chicken or the egg? Since the proverbial ‘egg’ is a variable, it depends upon your chosen Oviparous. Dinosaurs are always safe bets in this debate.

If you were stranded on an island, what 3 things would you bring? 1960 Dodge Challenger, a flux capacitor and a my big black boots

What’s on your bucket list? Drive the entire length of Route 66, relearn how to read for pleasure and chapel hopping in Florence.

If you were transformed into any animal what would it be? Not an Oviparous.

Who’s your doppelganger? Not Indiana Jones.


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EMERGE Table at the CommUnity Celebration - March 1, 2011

Ten seats are now available at the EMERGE Lakeland table for the March 31st Lakeland Chamber of Commerce CommUnity Celebration. You can reserve your seat at a reduced rate of $30 per person by contacting Mandy Sanders at msanders@nctgroup.com. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis.

Join the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce as we welcome one of the National Football League's greatest defensive players of all time. Ray Lewis will be this year's CommUnity Celebration Keynote Speaker. With roots in Lakeland as a graduate of Kathleen High School, Ray has seen success and failure in his career and has a remarkable story of triumph to share. The CommUnity Celebration is a commemoration of diversity and triumph over adversity. Sports enthusiasts, students and business leaders will want to attend to hear this message of success and encouragement!

This event is being held at the Lakeland Center on March 31, 2011 from 11:15 AM to 1:00PM.


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