Friday, February 27, 2009

Relay For Life

It has been a hectic week working for Relay For Life. Gina has been working almost nonstop this week on Relay Sponsorships and team recruitment. The deadline to get signed up on a team is March 1st. We want to get as many people signed up as possible. The Relay event is not until April 17, but we have a deadline to sign up so that we can get the t-shirts printed in time. As of February 27 we have 25 teams that have signed up with over 250 participants. We are still hoping for a few more teams to sign up this weekend.

Fundraising has started in earnest. A number of teams will be having drawings at the Relay. Around town you can contribute to Relay For Life, and have a chance to win a Wii, A 32" LCD HDTV, A rifle, A deer stand, a BBQ smoker, or a tent. There is a most beautiful baby contest, bake sales, breakfasts, people going door to door, and even nursing home residents raising money for Relay For Life. Even in these tough economic times, I have seen that most people are still willing to contribute to worthy causes. Gina likes to tell people "I know times are hard, but having cancer is harder".

If you are not aware of what Relay For Life is; Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that empowers everyone to help fight cancer by raising money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. Teams of people camp out at local high schools, parks, or fairgrounds 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. Relay For Life symbolizes the hope that people lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face the disease have support, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Check out Relay For Life in your area. You can find an event near you by going here an putting in your zip code.


  1. It is comforting that, besides Goverment efforts, people are involving themselves to promote issues of our concern. It can be environmental, social or hundreds of other issues. Fighting cancer is certainly a major one. In my postal mail, I receive a lot of sollicitations for contributions. Many of them useless ones. But I have 4 or 5 organisations where I give some help. The Swiss Cancer Society is one of them.

  2. That is so great. It sounds like the whole town (and then some) is getting involved. You guys are obviously working hard.
    You commented about economic times not hindering people wanting to give. I completely agree. When things first started getting really tough a few months back I thought that donation type organizations would be really hurt. But the more I look, the more I see that even in the hard times and now maybe more so....people are desperately looking for something to belong to, a cause to benifit and lift their hearts up with. It is encouraging and infectious to give and bless people.
    Thank you for all that you are doing and for showing people a cause.
    Have a blessed day today.