Monday, June 20, 2011

Another amazing Weekend....

I joined a Relay for Life team this year! The Albany Relay for Life was this weekend at West Albany Highschool and the weather actually cooperated for us until early Saturday morning! Our team was made up of me and another lady that works with me and some employees of a local daycare center.  It was a lot of fun... We had two bouncy houses donated to us for the weekend so we set them up and took donations that went to the American Cancer Society... It was perfect for the kids.  Our team raised over 2500 dollars! We were pretty proud.

our booth

My mom and day, Dakota, and I

me with the two team captains

our bouncy houses

these are luminarias... they put them all around the track and light them when its dark

these are the three I made.  They were for my Grandma who died of breast cancer.

Her name was Leona but my little sister and I called her Grandma Onie.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives.

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