"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

August 12, 2010

Relay for Life Luminary Bags

On August 6, 2010, Gary & I walked in the Hiline Relay for Life. It was once again an emotional night. We saw friends from out of state who, since the last time we saw them, are battling cancer. We saw local friends and walked and talked all night. According to the Relay for Life website, our small town's Relay raised over $43,000, which topped the amount raised last year by almost $10,000! All this money is for the American Cancer Society for research! The next 8 posts are the luminary bags either we purchased or others purchased from me as part of the fundraising effort. Each luminary bag was specifically decorated for the individual with their favorite things. Thank you to all who donated to the fundraising efforts of our team, the BC Walkers (team corporate sponsor: Meadowgold), and to our local Relay for Life. Your donations are great appreciated! Next year, we're changing our team name to "Clowns for a Cure." We chose this name for a number of reasons. Gary is a Shriner Hobo Clown, and has always supported the Shriner's hospitals so next years we want to "Clown" for a cure. Also, Gary has 10 grandchildren & 2 step-grandchildren and kids love clowns, so we want each of them to grow up knowing we are doing everything possible to let them grow up in a cancer-free world.

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