"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was held this weekend in Juneau.  Nate (at right) , a friend of Sarah's, is on the committee.  I went out for a few hours Saturday afternoon to help in the Luminaries booth.  People bought luminaries in honor of friends fighting the cancer battle or in memory of others who had fought.  All the luminaries were to be lit at 11:30 p.m. last night.

There were teams walking the track for 24 hours in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  This is Juneau, so part of the time it was raining but they kept walking.










There was also a Silent Auction with lots of great donations as well as booths selling knitted hats, foods, massages(!!!!), and other items to raise money.  I was outbid the last 30 minutes on the Whale Watching trip I had my eye on.





Even Zyda May came out to see if she could help - NOT:)  Her cuteness made up for it.  Don't tell Sarah but she is at the unruly teenage stage.  Payback:):)







This post is in memory of Amanda Cortez and Heather Abke (friends of my daughters).  Also in honor of Trudi Lamond, Barbara Lionberger, Vicki Smith and Annette Bailey (breast cancer survivors and fighters) and Carlton Mayo who is a cancer fighter and amazing example to his family and friends.  Join together to find a cure and put an end to cancer.

6 comments:

Sarah said...
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Peggy L said...

Okay, Okay - I corrected my spelling:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.

Karen in TN

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, Peggy, for the honor, and THANK YOU for ALL THE SUPPORT you provided, not to mention gifts galore, during my chemo. You're THE BEST! (Well, maybe you're right behind Zyda -- ha! I LOVE her.)

Mucho Love-isimo,
Annette

P.S. I hope I'm not posting this twice. I thought I did already, but here it is again. :o)

Janie said...

What a beautiful tribute and a special event. I admire you for getting involved and supporting important causes wherever you go.

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