Thursday, June 20, 2013

Relay For Life

Last Friday night I participated in the Relay for Life.  Every year my sister-in-law, Jenn, organizes a team in honor of those we've lost to cancer and to celebrate those who have survived!  I've participated for several years and it really is a great event (despite the fact that it rains every year)!

Fortunately the rain had cleared away by the time I had to walk on Friday evening.  So I only had to deal with the puddles.  I walked for 1.5 hours and stayed for the Survivor's Ceremony which is always so moving and emotional.

Love that this dad was pulling his daughter's teddy bear!

Many teams camp out overnight.  I'm sure they were laying in mud after all the rain!

Luminaries line the entire track!

This year as I walked I remembered three women I work with who all lost their battles to cancer within the past month.  They were all nurses and all in their 50s - much too young to die.  

Have you ever participated in Relay for Life?  It is a great event and raises money to support cancer patients and programs.


  1. Congrats on the walk, what a great cause! I think the one SMD is doing is this weekend. Beautiful pictures!

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your coworkers. Cancer is a dirty, dirty disease.

  2. Congrats on the walk - I love relay for life. We did it every year growing up...and it probably rained 80% of those times too! I'm so sorry to hear about your coworkers.

  3. COngrats on your walk. Thats so great you participate in this for such a great cause. I lost one of my best friends 2 years ago to Cancer at 43.
    I used to walk in 2 Susan G Komen 5ks a year in Dallas. I havent lately though.

  4. This is something like what my post will look like on Monday! My Relay is Saturday. I've only ever done 12 hours before, so it's my first time staying overnight.

    It may be the first time since I started doing Relay that there isn't rain in the forecast.

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  6. I participated in a Relay for Life a few years ago- one of my favorite memories! I love that you do it every year!

  7. Wow, Jodi...every time I stop by here I am inspired. Congrats on the walk!

    Sending good thoughts for the colleagues you lost.

  8. I did Relay For Life almost 10 years ago. I need to do it again!!!