Jan 182013

Published by Coastal Point:

For its 100th birthday, the American Cancer Society is coming to the beach. The organization’s signature Relay for Life will make tracks May 10 with an overnight walk at Camp Barnes.

Relay for Life “celebrates, remembers and fights back,” supporting those who deal with cancer, remembering those lost and encouraging others to prevent illness. Organizer Josette Castiglione said each community event helps locals to be part of a bigger cause.

“We’ve all been touched by cancer in one way, shape or form, personally or knowing someone in the community,” said Castiglione.

Envisioning a world someday free from cancer, the nationwide American Cancer Society aims to help people celebrate more birthdays by preventing or treating cancer.

After having previously hosting the event in Millsboro, Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware is hoping to reinvigorate the walk, in which teams fundraise and walk relay-style for 12 hours, at Camp Barnes.

But first, they’re looking for a little help planning the event. Relay for Life is seeking interested people to join a new planning committee.

With at least 20 relays already hosted regionally (among thousands worldwide), the Delmarva Peninsula is no stranger to Relay for Life.

“We know what to do. We just need volunteers to do it,” said Susan Polikoff of the American Cancer Society. “We’re looking for ideas and volunteers.”

Several teams are already registered for the event in its new location, but Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware is still welcoming fresh ideas to grow the event in a new community.

“It’s nationwide and global,” Castiglione said of cancer awareness, “the importance of getting the community engaged and aware of what we can do in a big picture.”

Money raised goes toward national efforts, including research, medicine, prevention programs and support services.

To get involved with planning Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware, contact Josette Castiglione at (302) 827-4936doctoral thesis defense or email josette.castiglione@cancer.org. Additional information can be found online at www.relayforlife.org.

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Nov 162012


Help us list the many things that make Bethany Beach and its surrounding towns (Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, etc.) a great place to be – from “A” to “Z”!

We would love to have as many entries as possible for each letter, so feel free to add to our list by leaving a reply in our comments section (click on the top right link to add comments).

is for Zumba! That’s right, the fun and exciting workout system has a strong presence at the beach!

You can find many Zumba classes throughout the  Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Fenwick Island areas, including at The Freeman Fitness Center, The Village at Bear Trap Dunes, Energy Gym and World Gym to name a few!

A great way to keep that beach bod during the winter and learn some new moves for your nightlife in the summer! Zumba has become the hottest way to keep fit for people of all ages.

It’s also spawned a new charity event, Zumbathon, which helps raise money for breast cancer awareness. These events have taken place over the years in Bethany Beach’s Sea Colony Tennis Center and in Millsboro’s Cordrey Center.

Where is your favorite place to Zumba? Let us know in the comments section, or tell us what Z word makes YOU think of the Bethany-Fenwick area!

Nov 052012


This Saturday, Nov. 10, Tidepool Toys & Games, on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, will join more than 500 stores across the country to celebrate the third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day.

Tidepool will offer a full day of events, including a free magic show by Dickens Parlour Theatre at 11 a.m, PlasmaCar races at noon, and a Fastrak game tournament at 1 p.m. There will also be craft demonstrations and prize drawings throughout the day.

The event will also act as the beginning of the store’s Toys for Tots drive. For every $10 spent, customers will be given $2 back to purchase a toy to donate to Toys For Tots.

Also, Tidepool will help build donations to the Get Well Gabby Foundation, which was founded in the memory of a young cancer victim, Gabby Vogel, to fight for a cure for Childhood Brain Cancer. To help build proceeds for this cause, Tidepool will have a free fingernail painting booth by nail polish company, Piggy Paint.

More information on Neighborhood Toy Store day can be found here.