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RECAP: American Cancer Society’s Durham County Relay for Life

American Cancer Society’s Durham County Relay for Life @ Northern High School

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of local Triangle residents and business owners, the American Cancer Society’s Durham County Relay for Life was another success for the research organization.  A special thanks goes to all of the wonderful individuals and teams that came out to support such a wonderful organization.  The stories we heard were truly heart-touching, and are stories we won’t soon forget.

Event Facts:

  • Raised Over $6,000 USD at Saturday’s Relay for Life Event
  • Contributed to the Over $55,000 USD Raised for the Entire County
  • The Durham Sheriff’s Department Graciously Donated Volunteers
  • The Durham City Fire & Rescue Department Volunteered at the Event
  • 4 Bands Performed LIVE on Stage
  • DJ Music Provided from 11PM till 9AM

As a representative of 10-23 Productions, LLC, I would like to thank the American Cancer Society (ACS) for having  us as their entertainment provider for this event, and we look forward to working with ACS on future charity events.

A very special thanks goes to Paul Latorre, CEO of 10-23 Productions, for providing DJ music entertainment for the after hours part of the event. He tirelessly worked the DJ booth from 11pm, when the live music ended, till 9am when the event officially ended.

James C. Wong
Director of Marketing, 10-23 Productions, LLC


10-23Productions, LLC to Organize American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

10-23 Productions, LLC is proud to be the official event planning organization for The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which will be held on June 5, 2010 at Northern Durham High School.

Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back.

Celebrate – The Survivors Lap
Relay starts with a Survivors Lap an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are creating a world with more birthdays like those of each individual on the track.

Remember – The Luminaria Ceremony
After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.

Fight Back – The Fight Back Ceremony
Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.

No matter where you are, there’s a place for you at Relay and you can make a difference today by signing up online to start your own team or by simply making a donation. Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.

For more information about this Relay For Life event, please visit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life information page.


Sgt. Lance Eakes Charity Car Show, June 5

All Proceeds go to the Lance Eakes Memorial Fund, under the umbrella of the Triangle Community Foundation (TCF)

Sgt. Lance O. EakesSgt. Lance O. Eakes
Apex High School Graduate, Class of 2001

Spc. Lance Oliver Eakes, 25, of Apex died April 18, 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Eakes, on his second deployment to Iraq, was a member of the 1132nd Military Police Company, headquartered in Rocky Mount. He was promoted posthumously to Sergeant (Sgt.).

Eakes’ father, John, said his son “couldn’t believe what happened on 9/11” and wanted to serve his country. Lance Eakes decided military police training would help his law enforcement career aspirations, his father said.