Thursday, June 14, 2012
More than 40 Oak Lawn firefighters trotted up 12 flights of stairs at the Hilton Oak Lawn last Sunday in preparation for next month's Relay for Life event.
Looking at Elaine Brown, you’d never guess that there is a tumor growing in her brain. Pretty in pink at the Hilton Oak Lawn’s Tower Trot last Sunday that raised money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Elaine is a cancer survivor and fighter. The 52-year-old City of Chicago auditor had a malignant brain tumor removed in September 2011 at Advocate Christ Medical Center. “I would get dizzy and lightheaded,” she said. “I started doing things that weren’t regular. I went to work twice without taking my coat and purse. I’d forget to leave for work on time, and leave my overhead garage door open.” After fainting at her parents’ house, they took her to Little Company of Mary Hospital where she was diagnosed. The surgery took place…
Friday, January 27, 2012
It's going to be a purpley evening at Oak Lawn Community High School this Friday (Jan. 27).
Oak Lawn Community High School’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will take on archrival Reavis High School in a double dinger today (Friday, Jan. 27) at OLCHS. It’s “ladies first” with the girls facing off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 7 p.m. OLCHS will also host its annual “Paint the Gym Purple” event kicking off the school’s Relay for Life. Fans are encouraged to wear purple to Friday’s double dinger to generate cancer awareness at the school and throughout the community. Those wearing purple will be admitted free as well as receive a complimentary bag of popcorn. Oak Lawn Community High School has played host to a Relay for Life event for nine years and has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research. This year’s OLCHS Relay…
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Oak Lawn Community High School students walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society during the 9th annual Relay for Life
Big-hearted Oak Lawn Community High School students joined together to walk in the ninth annual All-Youth Oak Lawn Relay for Life on May 14. More than 500 students pitched tents and camped out in the cold rain, while trudging the track for 12 straight hours. Student relay teams were required to have at least one team member on the track all night. The students raised over $45,000 for the American Cancer Society. In the nine years of Relay, the school has raised $550,000.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Oak Lawn Community High School holds its ninth annual All Youth Relay for Life this Saturday, May 14.
More than 250 Oak Lawn Community High School students are tying their walking shoes. The students will be walking in the ninth annual All Youth Oak Lawn Relay for Life, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and continuing to the next morning at the football field at Oak Lawn (9400 Southwest Highway). Over 50 teams of high school students have signed up, and some have team names that are creative spins on board games. One is called ‘Hungry, Hungry Hippos-We’re Eating Cancer Alive!” and another is “Battleship: We Just Sunk Cancer.” Staci Calvert, the director of Relay for Life’s Illinois division, said Relay is an important event. “Relay started back in 1985,” Calvert said. “A colorectal doctor, Dr. Gordy Klatt thought to himself, ‘How can we…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
A look at Oak Lawn Community High School’s 4th Annual “Paint the Gym Purple” event for Relay For Life.
Students, staff and community members showed their school spirit by painting the gym purple at Oak Lawn Community High School. The fourth annual “Paint the Gym Purple” event kicked off the school’s annual “Relay for Life” fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Fans who wore purple got in free to the OLCHS and Richards High School boys’ basketball game. Richards students were also encouraged to "out purple" their cross town rival. Thanks to Nicolette Chambers for the outstanding photos.