Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Relay For Life Is Coming Up!!!

Hi everyone! 

My husband, Sam, and I, along with our team (FRC NW 1) are walking with the Relay For Life!  For those of you who haven't heard of it before, it is a walk for the cure for cancer!  We are walking for MANY people this year!  Our families have been affected by cancer on a level that is unbelievable. 

We are fundraising from now, all the way up until June first and asking anyone and everyone to get involve, IF and when you can!  Here are the ways you {and your friends ;) } can help out...

1. If you are local, donate items to our series of yard sales we will be having.  ALL profits will be going to Relay For Life.  We will actually advertise that we will have the site open on our laptop, and they can use a credit/debit card to donate, rather than using cash!!  :)  If you don't have anything to donate, come check us out!

2.  We have a coin jar...Commit to collecting your coins for a certain period of time.  It can be a couple of days, a week, a month, 2 months...Whatever you can!!  You can even get your kids involved! 

3.  You can donate a luminaria .  Simple white luminaria bags are transformed and illuminated after dark at every local Relay For Life event. Each one is personalized with the name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer.  Each luminaria candle represents a person.  They are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends, coworkers and so much more.  As the sun sets at a Relay For Life event, luminaria lining the track illuminate the night and a hush falls over the event that had been filled with the sounds of celebration. Relay For Life participants, survivors and caregivers then gather together for the Luminaria Ceremony to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have battled the disease.
As participants walk the track lined with luminara bags in reflection, a caregiver who has lost a loved one may find comfort from a fellow caregiver who has faced a similar loss. Meanwhile, a survivor gains hope and strength from others who have followed the same journey and survived. All resolve to keep fighting to save more lives so no more luminaria bear the names of those lost to the disease.  See a video here...

4.  Take a look at my page, and consider making a donation!  The society has suggested amounts, HOWEVER, there is a box, that you can put whatever you can afford, and I am being very heartfelt and honest when I say, every little bit helps and is appreciated so much!

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  I hope you have an awesome day and if you or your family has been affected by cancer, I am sending Hugs, prayers and blessings your way!  <3