Sunday, June 24, 2012

Relay for Life

This weekend was Relay for Life, which benefits local cancer patients through the American Cancer Society, along with furthering research and advocacy for patients.  My friend's daughter wanted to do Relay in memory of Miss Debby, so she and her mom became team captains. It was a great experience and we're hoping to do it again next year.

The premise of Relay is that cancer never sleeps, so for 24 hours we won't either. A member of our team was walking the track at all times from 11am Saturday to 11am Sunday. I walked 8 miles yesterday, and A walked 22! We had 30 total members on our team and raised almost $6,000! The total amount raised by the event was over $133,000!

{Our team tent:The kids created the 'stained glass windows' and decorated it like a little church.}

{Flower ribbon & picture collage in honor of Debby. Donations on the left for Hope Lodge. Bibles on the right to give out free.}

{Luminaries surround the entire track at nightfall, each one with a name on it in honor or in memory of someone who had cancer.}


Jeff and Meg said...

I love how the kids decorated the tent!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Congratulations!! I've never made it 24 hours before. I think the closest I ever came was 22. Not easy to do!

Stay away - Mary's just getting over a stomach virus and fever. Now Nic has it!

Theresa said...

How many years have you been doing Relay? I love it. Every year is a different experience.

Shay said...

This was our first time doing Relay. I didn't do the 24 hours but my daughter did! I had to go home to take care of the dog, since T and the boys were camping.