Charlie Marie Sings At Ri Relay for Life, Coventry
See RI native and country singer Charlie Marie outside United Methodist Church in Coventry June 5 when the Relay for Life cancer research charity returns to Kent County.
Rhode Island Relay for Life volunteers from Central Rhode Island and Northern Rhode Island have gathered food, fun and donations to help the people and families affected by cancer, the doctors fighting it and the researchers giving them the tools, every year. In 2020, volunteers held their relays remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Relay teams from northern and central Rhode Island are organizing a masked, socially distanced festival, and Charlie Marie will headline the event.
Classic Rock band, The Smidge, led by Coventry’s James Gadoury, will open for Charlie Marie.
United Methodist Church has graciously offered their property for the Central/Northern Relay, allowing the fundraiser to save resources needed to prepare their usual sites. While other venues used a track for the walking and running part of the relay, this time the volunteers will use the Coventry Greenway bike path, which runs along the back of the church property.
The entertainment’s free, but sales of burgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks by the hard-working Carol’s Cancer Crushers Cooks will help the fundraiser send more money to help research into treatments and cures for cancer.
Relay teams will offer carnival-style games to help you pass the time for modest donations. Patrons enjoying the day and music at the church can buy strings of beads to mark their Relay progress, play Bra Pong, and compete in the Cork Game.
Cut out the middle-man and donate to the teams directly at the Central RI Relay Page or the Northern RI Relay Page. Visit the page, choose your favorite team, and donate to the Relayer of your choice.
Better yet, join a team, and recruit sponsors for your own fundraising.
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