Thursday, November 6, 2008

Leadership Summit

Survivors Lap

Gina and I are leaving today for the Relay For Life Leadership Summit to be held at Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee the 7th and 8th of November. We are looking forward to attending.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. 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. Relays are an overnight event.


Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.

Union Bank Purple Onions

The event in Mena was great. It was held in beautiful Janssen Park and was very successful. There was great entertainment and it was very well attended.

Fiddler On The Roof

Richie Owens and Six Mile Creek

Puppet Show

The purpose of Relay For Life is to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight. Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing. Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease.


For more Relay For Life information go to the Polk County Relay For Life Blog


  1. I've recently started reading a book by Portuguese Doctor Nuno Lobo Antunes, who has been a doctor in the U.S.A. and his speciality is to cure young children with brain cancer. In Portuguese it is called «Sinto Muito» (in english it means «I am so sorry»).

    Hope the Summit will be a real success!

  2. Bless you both for your involvement in this group. I hope you have a wonderful time in Nashville.

  3. I LOVE that you have informed us all about this very significant and COOL way to support Cancer research. I pray one day there will be no more cancer.

  4. This is such a neat that you all are so involved in your cause...enjoy your stay in Nashville...that hotel is fantastic! I am sure you will have lots of photo ops!

  5. A great cause! Glad you're getting to go to Nashville to support the movement.