This post goes out to all of you who donated to my page for the Relay For Life.
Despite frigid (and below freezing) temperatures this past Friday/Saturday, we endured and stayed as long as we could. Our area Relay runs from 6 p.m. Friday until 8 or 9 a.m. on Saturday.
I made it until about 3:30 a.m. before I had to go home, take a quick nap and warm up. I returned at about 5:45 a.m. to help Darren tear down our tent and clean up everything. We chatted with a few others as the sun started to warm things up a bit. I finally got back to bed around 8 a.m. and slept into the early afternoon.
The Relay can really wipe you out for a weekend with the all-night event and then having to catch up on sleep and such.
Alas, it’s for a good cause. And well worth doing.
Each year, I set my goal for $500. And with such a small team, our goal is usually $1,000. We reached both this year.
For those of you who donated, again, thank you. My personal goal was well met with a late push Thursday night and I ended with $610 raised. The team did well, too, as we raised $1,950. I’m not sure if that includes everything we gave that night, though, so I’m hoping we’ll be over the $2,000 mark once they add everything up.
In the end, that’s what it’s all about.
The event is to Celebrate. Remember. Fight back.
And, to raise money to try and find a way to beat the hell out of cancer.
I hear so often people say that they relay because they can. I do as well. But I also do it as a way to give back and, hopefully, be able to see a cure for this disease in my lifetime. Will that happen? Who knows. But I can continue to hope.
And try and raise money.
So thank you again. Many times over.
As for the raffle… oh yeah! I didn’t forget! I’ll be going through, adding up number of entries and running it through the Random.org randomizer in the next week or so and then will announce the winner via e-mail and on the blog. I have the scarf ready to send out, so I will be announcing that soon!
Until then… thank you!
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