Friday, May 14, 2010

First Ever Springfield-Burke Relay for Life Event...

Is tonight at West Springfield High School beginning at 7pm.

The Springfield-Burke Relay for Life was chartered in memory of Beth.

Even if you aren't on a team, please come out and support this premier fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. There will be food, games, music, movies, entertainment...for every age.

Hope to see you there!



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Interest/Info Meeting...

Looking forward to seeing you at the Springfield-Burke Relay for Life Interest/Info Meeting to be held on September 17, 7pm, at West Springfield High School in Spartan Hall. Join us there before the football game to get answers, pick up Captain packets and meet the Executive Committee members.

See you there!


Monday, August 31, 2009

First Annual Beth Bryan Swim-a-thon Tee-Shirts!

All. Just got the tee shirts in and they are awesome! We will be selling them at the swim-a-thon for $12 each and taking orders for a limited time after the event.

Come to the swim-a-thon registration table with at least $50 in sponsorship $$ and get a free tee shirt!

See you Sunday night!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Swim-a-thon Update

Here is a link to the flyer with all the info you need and also a link to the sponsorship form right here.

Free tee-shirt to swimmers who register and submit at least $50 in pledges
Tee-shirts will be available for purchase
Wrist bands will be available for purchase
There will be door prizes

All of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society in support of the 2010 Springfield-Burke Relay for Life

See you there!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

The First Annual Beth Bryan Swim-A-Thon.

Dear Friends.

The Springfield-Burke Community has been busy working with the American Cancer Society and we have established the Springfield-Burke Relay For Life Committee. We are writing to you to invite you to participate in our first official Relay Event - The First Annual Beth Bryan Swim-A-Thon – at Orange Hunt Pool from 9-11 PM on Sunday, September 6th.

The Swim-A-Thon will give all of the kids and families touched by Beth an opportunity to work together in her name for a good cause, enjoy the pool for the last time before school starts, and have a bunch of fun doing it! We will have music, refreshments and games. The Swim-A-Thon will also launch our 2010 efforts in style – and in a way Beth would have appreciated – in the pool!

A pledge form can be found here and we would ask each participant to find sponsors for the event and set an individual goal of $25-50 each. If we all participate, we can make this inaugural event a huge success, and all the donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society. We want a great turn out, so if you know someone who might like to help out, please feel free to forward this pledge form for them so they can join us for the Swim-A-Thon as well!

We do have space limits, so if you plan to join us, just register by emailing John Ariale at springfieldburkerfl[at]gmail[dot]com with the names of the participants.

The actual Springfield-Burke Relay for Life will be held on May 14-15, 2010 and if you are interested in joining the committee, starting a team, or just learning more about the event, contact us at

We have all been touched by someone impacted by cancer. Participating in Relay, or Relay events like the Swim-A-Thon, 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.

We hope you will consider joining us at the First Annual Beth Bryan Swim-A-Thon on September 6th. Please register for the event no later than August 28, 2009.

Thanks for all your support!

The Springfield-Burke Relay for Life Committee


Monday, April 27, 2009


Dear Family and Friends.

Mike has asked me to pass along to you that he and the boys have appreciated all of the meals, food, etc., over these last 6 weeks. But now, it is time for them to figure all of this out on their own.

The last official Care Calendar meal delivery will be this Friday, May 1. After that, we will discontinue the Care Calendar.

Having said that, I warned Mike that an occasional meal or baked treat might still make its way to their house. Sometimes via the Smith's (email me). But for the most part, I'll be shutting down the Care Calendar on May 2.

There will be more updates to Caring for Beth. I'm pulling together a picture slide show, I'll be posting birth dates and I know of a few other things in the works. Please check back now and then.

I can't tell you how much your love and support has helped Mike, the boys and the families. And your kind words, emails, cards, flowers, treats, phone calls and hugs have kept me going as well. Thank you so very much.



Friday, April 24, 2009

In Remembrance of Beth

Dear Family and Friends.

Mike created this beautiful Remembrance of Beth that I wanted to make sure you were all able to access. It is in PDF format. I will post it here, but will also add it to the right sidebar.

In Remembrance of Beth