Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Relay for Life

Regular visitors (both of you) may notice the Relay for Life graphic to the right and wonder what's up with that?

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. I know this is true because I just copied and pasted that line in form their website... Relay is 24 hours of fun and fund raising. It's a time to honor cancer survivors and a time to remember cancer's victims.

Relay starts with a survivor's lap - just current and former cancer patients once around the track. They are then joined by their caregivers for a lap, and then team members join in. For the next 24 hours teams will have at least one person walking or running.

After the sun goes down luminaria are lit. These are paper bags, sand in the bottom for weight, and tea candles. But they are in honor, or sadly, memory of specific people. Here's a picture I found on flickr from the 2005 Relay for Life in West Hartford:

Spelled out on the bleachers is the real reason we Relay.

Give till it hurts. Please.

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