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Relayers in California have submitted below for their May Day For Relay. Have a great idea? Tell us all about it!
- Town Hall employees wore all purple.
- Supermarkets held several barbecues using all purple decorations.
- Large purple ribbons were tied on gas lampposts in downtown areas.
- The police, firefighters, and key club students, all wearing purple, were stationed on the main roads of town collecting
donations. "Power of Purple" banners were draped over each road.
- Employees of nine branches of a family-owned local bank wore purple. Large purple ribbons were tied on trees and
posts at each branch.
- Relay For Life volunteers and City leaders came together to celebrate May Day For Relay by painting their town purple.
The Mayor painted a purple stripe down their main street, and then read a proclamation announcing May 1st as the
official kick off to the Relay For Life season. The local newspaper ran a story about the event on the following day.
- The Mayor and City Council tied purple ribbons on all town lampposts.
- One middle school made purple paintbrushes out of pencils and cotton balls. The school also had banners up that
asked the students to wear purple on May 1, the school's official May Day.
- One Relay For Life committee held a luminaria display at a gazebo park on the main street. Music, purple balloons,
banners were part of the celebration.
- Middle school children decorated trees along Main Street with purple ribbon.
- One Insurance Company decorated their cafeteria purple and served purple food.
- A local ABC affiliate featured a segment during its 11:00 PM newscast last evening on May Day For Relay which
featured a landmark illuminated purple in celebration of the official kick-off to the American Cancer Society's Relay
For Life season.
- Relay communities used purple ribbons and signs to decorate their towns, and encouraged everyone at their
school sites to dress in purple. Local business were also encouraged to display purple posters and signage
in their windows. Local survivors were interviewed by local media about Relay For Life and Paint Our Town Purple.
- Some team captains and committee members wore purple and "Ask Me About Relay" buttons to promote their event.
- A local morning show featured a segment about May Day and Relay For Life. The show anchors wore purple and
displayed the Relay purple drinking mugs.
- In California, a leading online grocer donated their billboard space to promote their Relay May Day. The 165-feet-tall
billboard was prominently located just north of the highway and visible for two miles.
- One community created a snapshot demonstration of Relay For Life from 6 - 8 pm at the local mall. The event included
the Ceremony of Hope, music, entertainment, and plenty of purple decorations.
- Communities decorated their Main Streets in purple ribbons with the names of survivors.
- Relay participants sold purple ribbons for individuals to tie on their car antennas.
- All parks were decorated with purple ribbons tied around the trees with information about Relay For Life.
- Volunteers created a mock Relay in front of the Hall of Records, wore purple, and talked to people about Relay For Life.
- Elementary schools and neighboring residences posted Relay yard signs. Volunteers tied purple ribbons around trees
and flashing traffic signs promoted May Day For Relay and 1.800.ACS.2345.