Friday, January 30, 2009

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is in full swing for 2009!

Our local Relay for Life is June 26-27

For those unfamiliar with Relay for Life, 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. Our team will be walking a track at Rio Rancho High School in Rio Rancho, NM. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Our Relay even this year will run from 7pm to 8am.

We Relay to:

  • Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight. My father is a bladder cancer survivor and we celebrate his life at every years event.
  • Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing. My grandfather lost his battle to lung cancer in 1992. We walk to remember his life and his battle.
  • Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease. Cancer is no longer a death sentence and this Relay makes that happen.

Help our team reach our goal fundraising goal. Your dollars help fund cancer research and one day we may find the end to such a terrible disease. You can also purchase a luminaria that will light our track as we walk through the night.

Visit my team site at

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