Relay for Life Kick-Off Begins the 2012 Fundraising Season

Time to kick-off the 2012 fundraising season for the American Cancer Society!  Panama City Beach’s Relay for Life will hold the event Kick-off on October 24th from 6pm-8pm at the Palm’s Conference Center.  The actual Relay for Life date is set for April 13th, 2012 at J.R. Arnold High School from 6pm till 12pm on April 14th.

What is Relay for Life?

Relay for Life is the fundraising arm of the American Cancer Society, raising money for research and services for survivors and the caregivers as they undergo treatment.  Relay for Life is a sixteen hour event (lengths of events will vary) where the community gathers to celebrate the survivors of cancer, their battle and their caregivers support, to remember those who have lost their fights against cancer, and to fight back against this disease.  It’s a family friendly event designed to pull the community together for a cause.

Where does the Relay for Life Money go? (partial list)

  • Hope Lodges
  • Road to Recovery
  • Look Good… Feel Better
  • Reach to Recovery
  • College Scholarships

You can learn more about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society online.

What happens at kick-off?

Kicking off this years Relay for Life events: there will be a survivor to speak about the impact of Relay for Life on her journey with cancer, computers to allow you to sign up a team or as a survivor, information about team captain meetings, and most importantly excitement!  Kick-off starts off the fundraising for the year officially, with excitement and determination for the day cancer is cured in mind.  Kick-off provides the community with all of the information needed to start a team, fundraise individually, or sign-up as a survivor or caregiver.

The committee is currently recruiting teams to help in the fight against cancer!  You can sign-up or donate at the Relay for Life Panama City Beach page, and you can register survivors there also!  If you’d like to stay up to date on events for this Relay for Life, you can also follow them on Facebook.

Little Black Dresses, Tigers, Clowns, and Jazz Music- Oh My!

Three events take the stage this weekend in Panama City Beach; the Little Black Dress party at The Boatyard, the Cole Brothers Circus, and the 11th Annual Jazz by the Bay Festival.  No matter your interests one of these three events are sure to keep you entertained!

Little Black Dress

October 20th, The Boatyard

It’s the third Thursday of the month which means live entertainment, gift bags, appetizers, and for the ladies- free champagne!  Chef Konrad will also be creating a new dinner special for the event.  There will be live entertainment from 7pm till 10pm when DJ Vladi and DJ Beachhouse takeover till the party ends.  Go to The Boatyard and have fun! Remember all profits go to the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer!

Cole Brothers Circus

October 20th-23rd, Frank Brown Park

Coming to Panama City Beach and Frank Brown Park is the Cole Brothers Circus, known as “The World’s Largest Circus Under the Big Top.” This circus strives to provide family-friendly entertainment to their visitors in a clean, courteous, and safe environment.  Shows are at 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm on Saturday, and on Sunday at 1:30pm and 4:30pm.  You can buy tickets at the Cole Brothers Circus website.  General admission tickets are $14, with reserved tickets priced at $17 and VIP tickets being $20.  You can also learn about the different acts and circus stars at the website.  Enjoy the motorcycle stunts, tigers, clowns, aeriel ballerinas, and more!

11th Annual Jazz by the Bay Festival

October 21st-22nd, Oaks by the Bay Park

Bringing attention to jazz music, the Gulf Jazz Society is hosting the 11th Annual Jazz by the Bay Festival.  In Historic St. Andrews, the two-day jazz music appreciation festival will be held by the water.  Six bands are scheduled to play, including the all-star Dixieland and famous Bud Leeds Classic Jazz Band.  You can read more about these bands here. The festival is free and open to the public, so bring a date or your family and listen to several different styles of jazz music.

 

Whether you want to meet new people and raise money for the American Cancer Society, take your friends or children to the circus, or relax and listen to some amazing Jazz music- be safe and have a great weekend!

PCB Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Panama City has already held several events that have benefited Breast Cancer Awareness including; Bras Over the Beach and the 7th Annual Tickled Pink.  October isn’t quite over yet and there are still a few events that will benefit the fight against this disease.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k will be taking place Saturday, October 15th.  Registration will be at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park at 7:00 a.m., or you can register your team online. The walk/run will begin at 8:00 a.m, and the celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Each member to raise $100 will earn an event T-shirt and for each team that raises $250, the team captain will earn an event tote.   So get ready to walk and fight back against breast cancer!

Little Black Dress at The Boatyard

Ladies, put on your favorite little black dress for a night full of fun, live entertainment, and free champagne!   Little Black Dress is a monthly event held at Boatyard, on every third Thursday of the month where Chef Konrad features a delicious new dinner.  (This week it is on the 20th.)    If you are looking to turn a few heads  then you will have a chance to be chosen as the next “LBD” model and receive a $50 dollar gift card to The Boatyard!  Most importantly, all proceeds from LBD events go to the American Cancer Society, go out and enjoy the festivities!

Quick facts about Breast Cancer
  • More than 39,520 women die from cancer each year, making it the second highest cause of female deaths.
  • Both men and women can be diagnosed with breast cancer, however; it is more common in women.
  • Those who have relatives that have had breast cancer are at more risk to be diagnosed themselves.
  • The colors for men’s breast cancer are pink and blue.

Click here to learn more about breast cancer.

A Weekend Full of Philanthropy, Arts, and Fun!

After last weekend and the High Seas Pirate Fest, this weekend might seem a little more tame.  The Human Society holds the 7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay, the POPS Orchestra opens their season, the Kaleidoscope Theater presents I’ll be Back Before Midnight,  and Bay County fights back against breast cancer.  Weither you support the arts or are more focused on philanthropy, you’ll have something to do this weekend!

7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay

October 15th, 2011 For the 7th year, The Humane Society of Bay County will be holding the Barkin’ on the Bay on October 15th, 2011 from 11:30am to 5:00pm at Bay Point Marina.  The rain date is set for October 16th, from noon to 5pm.  Children get in free, but tickets are available for adults with a suggested donation of $5 -10. Barkin’ on the Bay will include the famous dock diving competition, a frisbee competition, flyball-agility-obedience-and rally obedience dog demos, meet the breeds programs, and several contests.  Contests will include look-a-like, best trick, Halloween costume, largest dog, smallest dog, and Simon Sez Obedience.

Opening Night for the Panama City POPS Orchestra

October 15th, 2011 Opening their 7th season is the Panama City POPS Orchestra, beginning their first season at the Marina Civic Center.  The POPS Orchestra will be focusing on Symphony No.9 from Dvorak in the first section of the show, with the second section being more upbeat and fun. An in-depth look at Dvorak’s No.9 and the Panama City POPS Orchestra can be found here.

I’ll be Back Before Midnight

October 14th-16th, 2011 Opening October 14th, I’ll be Back Before Midnight will be showing at the Kaleidoscope Theater.  Shows will be the 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th with shows at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday.  Opening night, there will also be a gala with wine and cheese, where you can meet the cast.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

October 15th, 2011 Registration begins at 7:00am, and the walk/run begins at 8:00am at Aaron Bessant Park to show your support against Breast Cancer.  Heritage, a pop/reggae band from Okaloosa,  will be playing form 10:00am till 12:00pm. This year, Mayor Gayle Oberst, will be the honorary chair for this years Making Strides event.  She recently lost her husband to cancer and has supported the American Cancer Society diligently in the past.  Put your pink on, bring an extra bra to donate, and help raise awareness and fight back against this disease!

 

Are you going to any of these events this weekend?  Supporting the arts or supporting a philanthropic cause?

Silent Auction Benefitting Relay for Life

040609_relayforlifeThis Friday, April 10th at 6pm, there will be a silent auction to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at the Martini Bar at Uncle Ernie’s BayFront Grill and Brew House.  Attendees will be expected to keep their lips zipped as the auction is of the silent variety.

Auction-goers will be able to enjoy food, drinks and not-so-quiet music.  Stuff on the auction block includes items from Serenity Spa, Los Antijitos (I love that place), Signal Hill Golf Club, The Wine Dog (I don’t drink, but our good friend Burnie Thompson swears by this place), Jubilee Deep Sea Fishing Charters, and many more with items like 2 tickets on the Betsy Ann Riverboat, 2-person fishing expedition, massage gift basket with gift certificate to the spa, gift certificates from Andy’s Flour Power, Los Antijitos, Flamingo Joes, Liza’s Kitchen and more.

There is no cost for admission and all proceeds from the auction go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Lori Hale at 850 774 2624 – and be sure to tell them you read about it on pcbdaily.com!