Monday, August 10, 2009

Cancer Sucks.....

Earlier this summer, Backyard Candle Co. sponsored a team for the Washington County Relay For Life. Just in case there is someone who doesn't know what that is, it is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It's a really cool event where each team, and we were the Backyard Gang, has there own campsite that they can decorate, recruit team members months prior and someone from your team needs to be walking at all times. This goes from noon to midnight. There are all kinds of really great food vendors, entertainment, and each team can sell something with profits going to the ACS.
My sister was on the commitee this year and was the one who did all of the work for the Backyard Gang. I just showed up. I wanted to share a few pictures of the day, and some of our team members..... My dad and my sister.

My niece Haley. As you can see, it was a very chilly summer day and she was trying to get warm.

Our good family friends, Jodi and Denny. What a trooper Denny was, I think he would have rather been fishing!

My parents and two more of my nieces, Kelsey and Kayla. My mom is a cancer survivor!

My friend Angie and her son Drake.

A friend of mine Jennifer and her daughter Emma, and her mom Marva. Her mom is also a cancer survivor!
If I remember correctly, over 70,000 dollars was raised that day to help fight cancer. It was an emotional day as well. They have a survivors lap where everyone else is on the sidelines, applauding the survivors.
It was a long day, but one worth all the effort. If you ever have a chance to participate in a Relay in your area, I would say DO IT! Cancer Sucks, and we all need to do what we can to fight the fight!


apriliniowa said...

It's good to see pictures of you mom, Tricia. I'm so glad she's healthy and well. Good job on the fundraising as well! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this idea and love that you supported this important!! CANCER DOES SUCK...ack, pluk, ewww. phoey.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

cancer SUCKS - so right on.

What an amazing event - what a memory you have and an awesome opportunity to be apart of this!

Big hugs -

Maisy said...

hey....i know a couple of those gals. :)

Lissa said...

Cancer TOTALLY SUCKS! I've lost 2 in my family to it already and also have an auntie that is a 5 time survivor!!!

LuLu said...

Cancer does suck! what a wonderful fundraiser, my MIL is a cancer survivor so this is close to home,
so glad you shared your day,

Tracey said...

I totally agree, cancer sucks! Good for you guys for participating!!!!!

:) T

Kier and Nic said...

You guys did an amazing job with the Relay this year...and your candle is probably one of the best yet! I am looking forward to working more closely with Washington's Relay next year!!

Mulberries said...

Cancer does suck! I have lost both my paternal grandparents to Cancer. Your mom looks great! She is a strong woman!