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Relay for Life 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

May 4th was Relay for Life for my area. My work had a team this year, the first time in 13 years. It was very special for us as my Lieutenant is fighting Non-Hodkins agressive A cell cancer. He is half way through his chemo treatments.

This is my sweet Lieutenant

We also had another reason to celebrate as my Captains son had Hodkins cancer and is a two year survior now

This is our honor guard

The campsite

The captain made this luminary, it is painted lime green for Hodkins cancer

We were to have something to sell, we needed $424 more dollars to make our $2,500 goal. My other Lieutenant is one smart cooke. We didn't have any lights around the track we walking so, so she went down to the local dollar store and bought a lot of glow sticks, glow necklaces, glow wands and glow swords. We made our goal plus one dollar.

My Lieutenant and the Captains son in the surviros walk, my sweet Lieutenant was just a bit emotional.

I am making an addition due to a sweet ladies request. This is a link if anyone would like to make a donation main.acsevents.org/site/
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    you are so special!! this is wonderful!!
    2175 days ago
    What a clever idea to raise the remaining funds! :)

    Great pictures--enjoyed your blog. :)

    2175 days ago
    Great cause - great pictures! How wonderful that you were able to do something to help!
    2176 days ago
    Big hugs and congrats to you for doing this! I think anyone who donates their time and resources to helping others is a very special person, and that you certainly are. Great job!
    2178 days ago
  • TWINKS55
    A wonderful Relay For Life. I am glad you met your goal. May your Captain's son remain cancer free, and may your lieutenant succeed in his battle too.

    2178 days ago
    Great blog, Jan. I haven't done one in several years - I'm starting to get inspired to do one again.
    2178 days ago
  • -SEVEN-
    Great job, Jan!! I am doing the Relay in June in my best friend's hometown, since she Relayed last year and made a luminary for me. I'm not a big fan of the fundraising part, but I'm doing ok with it. emoticon
    Looks like a great day. emoticon

    2179 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/8/2012 3:22:57 PM
  • -COURT-
    cancer doesn't distinguish young, old, rich, poor, male, female....cancer sucks!!

    prayers for your Lieutenant and for the Captain's son. i hope they go into remission and it never comes back.
    my sil has cancer.

    i couln't go to our relay this year, but it is held at the high school track, plenty of lights. too bad you don't have a place like that, either way at least they hold this important event.

    what activities did they hold? ours do a poker run around the track. i was on the committee a few times. gives you a real good feel to help put it together.

    2179 days ago
    emoticon blog Jan. Thank you so much for sharing. Prayers going up for the Lieutenant and for the Captain's son. He is a handsome boy. Is there a way to donate?
    2179 days ago
    How sweet and beautiful... thank you so much for sharing! HUGS!
    2179 days ago
    Looks like it was a fulfilling and heart-warming day. My prayers go up for your Lieutenant and for the Captain's son. HUGS!!!
    2179 days ago
  • TEXANMOM81275
    What an awesome tribute, you need to include a link to donate.
    2179 days ago
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