2012 Clark-Reliance Youth Philanthropy Award Finalist: Cal DiJulius and Taylor Banc, co-captains, All Kids Relay for Life Team

Cal DiJulius, Co-captain, All Kids Relay for Life Team

You can tell who is involved in the All Kids Relay for Life Team just by looking at the name. The team is all children, but they are not just any children — they are well-rounded, driven kids who would do everything in their power to better their society.

“Our teammates are considered the brightest students and most down-to-earth individuals,” says Cal DiJulius, team co-captain with Taylor Banc. “All Kids gives children the chance to better their community, build their personalities and work with others in an innovative way found nowhere else.”

The team was created in 2008 in memory of a dear friend of the Aurora community who lost his battle with cancer. A group of children decided they needed to do something to help the American Cancer’s Society search for a cure for cancer. Ten children got together and formed “All Kids.”

Today, that number has grown to 35. For the past five years, the team has participated in the American Cancer Society-Aurora, Ohio, Relay for Life event, raising funds that are directly donated to the society.

But the largest fundraiser is The Spa Day Event, an opportunity to receive luxury spa services while donating to the society. Local Cleveland salon John Roberts Spa donates its staff and sets up an on-site spa. The event also offers a large variety of displays from local retailers. Merchants come from all around to set up stores as they sell to donors. They also agree to donate a percentage of their proceeds to The American Cancer Society.

The team partners with some of the country’s biggest names in business including Saks Fifth Avenue, Akron General Hospital, Ohio State Waterproofing, Nordstrom, ClearChoice Custom Lasik Centers, The DiJulius Group, John Roberts Spa and many others.


How to reach: All Kids Relay for Life Team, (330) 998-5504 or www.relayforlife.org