Saturday, June 03, 2006

Relay For Life

Joe and I took took the kids to the Relay for Life event last night, Joe's company is one of the sponsors so a bunch of people from his office pitched a tent, decorated it in wild island motiff (everyone has a theme) and moved in for the night.

This event, for anyone not familiar with it:

Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
And walk we did. For my Grandmother and Joe's father, for my dear neighbor Ellie and my friend Nan, for Chris's brother Bill and everyone else I've known or known about who's passed away from cancer. If you ever have an opportunity to participate in this event, I'd urge you to do so. There is a wonderful sense of community spirit and a real joyfulness that's shared with the people involved.

And while I'm sad to remember why I'm there, I'm also very happy to know I'm part of an effort trying to make a difference. Have a nice weekend.

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