Monday, June 7, 2010

A Relay for Life kind of weekend

Abby and I both participated in our local Relay for Life events this weekend.

One of us more than the other. But, one of us had a baby six months ago!

Our cub scouts and boy scouts had a RFL team for the first time this year. And somehow I got to be team captain. (I'm pretty sure I won't be asked to do that again!)

Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event takes place for about 12 hours on a Friday night, until Saturday morning.

I questioned why there was a need to stay up all night when we were adults and very obviously needed our sleep, and was told that one team raised $8000 after midnight Friday night! Unbelievable!!!

I didn't stay all night. Anna, Daniel, David and I left at 12:30. Samuel and Stephen had already gone home. Samuel had a baseball tournament the next day with the first game being played at 9:00am. We all needed our sleep. So we got it. Not much, I got about 4 hours, but it was better than none!!!

Our RFL team didn't raise a lot of money but we surpassed our goal! The Star City Relay for Life event raised $60,000!! Let me just remind you that Star City is a small rural town with one stop light and less than 2500 people. We rocked!!!

And for those of you wondering Samuel's team won 2 games and lost 2 games Saturday. It was a fun day, I enjoy watching him play. Daniel and David finished their baseball season Friday night right as RFL was beginning. They had a good season both at the plate and in the field, with trophies to prove it!

Have you participated in your town's Relay for Life?


Kelley said...

My mom and I usually participate in our area's Relay for Life. This year I didn't being in my 9th month of pregnancy. So much money gets raised. There are so many people touched by cancer. It is such a nice way to help.