#72 Relay for Life: HOPE

Most of my day has been spent in bed. I am extremely exhausted from yesterdays events but I wanted to update.

Straight after work yesterday, I went to a Musical at my cousin Brandon’s school. It was called “Let the Good Times Roll” and was a compilation of music from the 50’s and 60’s. It was a good time, the signing was decent and the costumes were cute. By the end it was already going on 9:00PM and instead of going home to rest, I headed out to Relay for Life.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

Learn About Relay For Life
(Relay for Life Website)

I went with my family to help out with Brandon’s Key Club booth. They sold snow-cones, popcorn, and masks for their Phantom of the Opera theme. I walked the track several times (quite proud I made it around more than once), enjoyed some food, played some family games, and enjoyed some entertainment. Including the Mr Relay Pageant in which men dressed up as women. It was pretty funny but as explained to us, it was done to show that if makeup, fake boobs, and wigs can make a man look good, imagine what it can do for a woman with cancer who has lost her hair, or breast. Some parts of the night were emotional, others where fun, it was all worth it. I can see myself participating every year if I can. My aunt started getting tired around 3:00AM so I took her home and left the kids behind to have fun. Could not make it all that time, but I tried. Now off to bed I go again. Too tired.

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