Revelstoke Relay For Life takes place this Sunday, June 12. Over the next few days, the Times Review will be posting stories from participating teams on why they are taking part in the Relay. First up are The Big Idiots.
Contributed by The Big Idiots Relay for Life team
“The Big Idiots” is a team comprised of Village Idiot and Big Eddy Pub staff and friends. Our story is similar to most – we all have close family and friends who have passed away from cancer, are currently battling cancer or have beat this horrible disease.
One member’s earliest interaction with the disease was in elementary school when a fellow classmate passed away. We have a few people on the team who’s immediate family have struggled and are still in and out of remission. We all share a desire to help raise awareness for education and research and all want to contribute to the community through charity.
As far as fundraising goes, we have been doing our own individual fundraising and had our first group fundraising event on Saturday, June 4. The Village Idiot donated pizzas and we did a pizza by the slice fundraiser! All proceeds are going to the team fundraising account, of course.
We are also planning to host an open mic night at the Big Eddy Pub this week. The day of the event we are going to do a “tandem bike and costume” fundraiser. We will be bringing the tandem bike as well as a tickle trunk with costumes. We will encourage people to dress up in a wacky costume and take the bike for a spin and have their photo taken – for a small donation of course!
We are also hoping to sell hot dogs at our tent. Again. with all proceeds going to the Relay for Life.