Monday, May 21, 2007

Relay For Life

The Relay For Life is a walk for a cure for Cancer. Our entire community participates every year and raises money for the American Cancer Society. It is amazing to see all of the support. It begins with a Survivor's Lap in which any survivor of Cancer can walk a lap around the track together, followed by a lap with their Caregivers. Then begins the walk in which teams (for instance, we had a First Baptist Chuirch team) will each have one person assigned a time to walk for 30 minutes. This continues all through the night because "Cancer Never Sleeps." There are all kinds of activities that go on thru the night (like the chocolate buffet at Midnight) and the kids have a great time running free in the stadium, playing with other kids and walking around the track.

This year I was so excited and proud to have my mother, Barbara, participate in the Survivor's lap having beat breast cancer in 1982. She has been cancer-free for 25 years! It was an awesome way to celebrate Mother's Day with her as the walk was on Friday night!

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