One family shows solidarity, leadership for event

By Pamela Brownstein

Joe Arp wears a bright pink T-shirt and a big smile. He addresses participants gathered for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life with purpose, enthusiasm and a good sense of humor.

He calls to his wife, Linda, in the back of the room who assists him with his motivational power point presentation. Then she talks to the group about team fundraising ideas.

Later in the meeting, Joe proudly introduces a woman sitting in the back holding a baby. It’s Linda’s daughter, Dana Domino, and she describes how her team, Gilligan’s Beaufort, has already earned $1,854 through fundraisers at the restaurant.

Linda’s sister, Barbara Quinlan, hands out prizes and awards toward the end of the meeting.

It becomes quite obvious that when it comes to fighting cancer, this family is united and committed.

Of the 37 teams already signed up, five are related to the Arp family. This 24-hour event that raises money for the American Cancer Society will be held at the track at Beaufort Middle School on Friday, April 29.

Joe and Linda Arp are co- chairs for the local fundraiser, and their goal is to raise $100,000.

Jaycee Novotny (not related to the Arps) and her Tastefully Simple team hopes to reach $5,000. Novotny, who has been involved with Relay For Life for more than 10 years, said, “Last year we raised $2,200 and we wanted to aim high. We believe we will meet our $5,00 goal!”

It’s that kind of determined spirit that inspires everyone involved in this event to make a difference in the community.




… the American Cancer Society’s signature event. Relay represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated. Join the cause and sign up your team today for the 2011 Relay For Life of Beaufort online at The overnight event will be held Friday, April 29, at Beaufort Middle School.

ALL YOU CAN EAT OYSTERS/ SURVIVOR NIGHT Team: Gilligan’s Where: Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant in Beaufort, 2601 Boundary St. When: Sat., Feb. 25, 5-8 p.m., and Tues., March 29, 5-9 p.m. Details: All you can eat oysters and chilli for $10; Cancer survivors work for tips as servers.

COLLECTING DONATIONS Team: Mt. Calvary Warriors

Where: Walmart When: Sat., March 19


Team: Spartina Volunteers When: Sat., March 19 Where: Beaufort Town Center

Details: All vehicles welcome. To participate or for more information, call 271-777.


Team: Beaufort Belles Where: Gilligan’s, 2601 Boundary St. When: March 25-27 Details: $10 — 4 outfits, makeup, hair; receive 1 8×10, 2 5×7; 8 wallet size photos. For tickets, call Linda Arp at 252-7549.


Team: The Island News Where: Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay Street When: Monday, March 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Details: Sample wines from the Southern Hemisphere with the Happy Winos and Celia Strong; enjoy live music and sushi outside. Tickets are $30 a person or $50 for two. Call 973-885- 3024 for reservations.


Team: Lions Club Where: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lady’s Island When: Sat., April 1, 7 p.m. Details: Laura Holley @

Saturday,March 5,2011

6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Located Behind Beaufort Town Center by the Marsh





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