Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cancer Relay for Life

This isn't about dachshunds, but I wanted to share about the Relay for Life & how proud I am of my sister for being a volunteer this weekend, in my home town.
She explains the last 24 hours -

"The relay for life is an event held for the Canadian Cancer Society. It took place place at the ball diamond and goes for 12 hours. It starts off with a dinner in the high school gym for all cancer survivors & then around 7 p.m., they walk around the roped off area on the ball field behind a bag piper.

After that, all the teams entered take turns walking around the field all night. At 10 p.m. the luminaries are lit, followed by a 2 minute silence for people who have died of cancer. Lighting the luminaries is beautiful, with Girl Guides in the circle holding posters that say "Quiet Please" - you could hear a pin drop for those 2 minutes.

There are games for kids in the gym, food for everyone all night long, a dj provides music and there is a huge bonfire at one end of the field to get warmed up and just talk to people.

All money raised goes to the Canadian Cancer Society. I stayed until 3 a.m. I went back this morning at 7 a.m. for the closing ceremonies and help clean up."

Wow - what an amazing event! Luminaries are sold - my sister lit the luminaries she purchased for our Mom & me. (My Mom passed away a number of years ago & I am a cancer suvivor.) These are the beautiful luminaries purchased in our honour.

I love you sis & thank you for such a beautiful tribute to Mom and me.

1 comment:

Pat said...

I love you too sis and am so thankful to have you in my life.