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WHY DO WE RELAY???

Our daughter, Mary, began this team in memory of her granddad, my father-in-law who lost his battle to lung cancer in 1986. We work year round raising money for ACS in fun, unique ways and every spring we participate in our area's annual Elizabeth River Relay For Life Event held at Portsmouth City Park. This blog is to keep our team and others updated on our team's activities and events as well as to share about the American Cancer Society and all the work they do to find a cure for cancer. We hope you will stop by often and leave us a post or two .... we're always open to suggestions and ideas.

Friday, January 30, 2009

LAST YEAR'S RELAY ... HOW FUN WAS THAT!!

Last year's Elizabeth River Relay For Life was such a blast. We were very busy that night with Mary being in charge of all the activities for the event and me heading up all the children's activities and our team putting in a great team effort running our campsite selling Teriyaki Chicken and non alcoholic margaritas ... we had more fun than ever! We did have one sad note about two weeks after the relay, my step dad was diagnosed with lymphoma in early June and in mid July we lost him. It was very unexpected and very hard, but it makes us more determined than ever to work harder to bring awareness and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Another part of ACS that many may not know about is the Road to Recovery. It is a volunteer service where cancer patients are picked up and taken to receive their chemo treatments by volunteers. Mary is also involved in that and more information can be found on the ACS website for those who may like to get more information about volunteering for that.
THERE THEY ARE ... MOM "GRAM" AND BOB "GRANDAD" (we miss you Bob, but the fight is for you now too!)


GRANDADDY CHARLES ... IS NOW UNDERGOING CHEMO FOR LYMPHOMA ... WE'RE PRAYING FOR YOU!

WES AND COMPANY ... THE MARGARITA KING!!!

Our Relay this year will be held Friday June 5, 2009 at Portsmouth City Park and we are looking for team members, new teams, visitors to check things out, sponsors and anyone can make a tax deductible donation to the American Cancer Society .. my team page has easy ways to make donations ... help toward finding a cure is just a click away!!



PREPARING THE LUMINARIA BAGS ... ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CEREMONIES I'VE EVER SEEN!!

MICHAEL AND FRIEND IN HIS "ROAD TO RECOVERY" STOCK CAR .. .READY FOR THE RACE .... REV 'UM UP BOYS!!!
NEWSPAPER "FORMAL" CONTEST ... WHAT A HOOT!!!

WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT WITH OUR TEAM THEME BEING LUAU ?!?!?!?!???

If you have any questions about Relay For Life or if you would like to sign up to help or perhaps your business could help with an In-Kind Sponsorship or other donation opportunity, please leave me a post or email me for ways you can help with the cause ... together we can CELEBRATE ... REMEMBER ... FIGHT BACK!!!!!

MICHAEL WAITING FOR THE BOUNCE DRAGON TO BE READY FOR SOME GOOD 'OLE JUMPING!!!!! IT WAS A BIG HIT!!

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