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Eyes on H-E-B: Ways to help local team raise funds for Relay for Life

Regina’s Warriors, a team formed for the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay for Life, is not waiting until the last minute to support the main event, set for June 6 in North Richland Hills. The Mid-Cities team has been a busy all year holding small events to raise money for the fight against cancer.

Bedford resident Regina Eaton formed her team with family and friends eight years ago and says they have raised more than $25,000 over the years for the Relay for Life program. Eaton was diagnosed with leukemia when her son was 8 months old and battled the disease with treatments and bouts of remission for a long period. She’s been in remission for the six years after getting a bone marrow transplant and is happy to have survived to enjoy raising her son, who is now 30.

“I hope to help others with this fight on cancer and am proud my Warriors team continues the fight with me. Every day the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of cancer or find it early, when it is easiest to treat. The organization is investing in crucial research to prevent, treat and ultimately cure all cancer,” she said.

Team spokeswoman Jill Rischall is saturating the H-E-B area with communications about the special events that Regina’s Warriors are planning this month and says that out of the eight teams formed for the Mid-Cities Relay for Life event, their 15-member team is leading the fundraising with more than $2,500 raised so far this year.

Mark your calendars for any or all of these approaching events and enjoy yourself while supporting the nationwide Relay for Life initiative:

▪ Biggest Bunco to Beat Cancer Event is Sunday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive. If you’ve never played bunco, Rischall says all you need to do is feel lucky.

Lunch and dessert will be served, and there will be prizes. Spots for 52 players are open, and the cost is $20 per person. Reserve by calling or texting 817-944-7067 or 817-685-8758.

▪ Big Yard Sale on April 17-18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3101 Brightwood Court in Bedford will have linens, clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, furniture, home decor, electronics and fresh baked goods.

Jazzercise Specialty Class on April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bedford Boys Ranch at 2801 Forest Ridge Drive is $10 per person, with all proceeds going to Mid-Cities Relay for Life. Call or text 817-944-7067 to inquire.

Kid’s choirs unite for concert on Sunday

Good choral singing is a joy to hear, and when the melodic sounds are from children’s sweet voices, the pleasure only multiplies. Three children’s choirs will perform a free concert Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Hurst, 521 W. Pipeline Road.

“Come enjoy the sounds of spring from Bellaire Elementary’s fifth- and sixth-grade select choir, Harrison Lane Howler’s choir and the FUMC Hurst Joy and Praises children’s choir,” said church spokeswoman Katherine Nolan.

“The choirs will perform selections in preparation for their NRH2O choir competitions. Each group will sing songs of their choice, and the concert will end with a combined choir group piece.”

A cookie and lemonade reception follows the performance. Contact Nolan at 817-282-7384 with questions.

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