I went today with my daughter and two members of our Relay For Life Team "For Abie" to a Regional Leadership Training Session ... it was awesome!! We are so excited about this year's Relay For Life Event. My daughter in Chairman of the activities for the event and I serve as a sub-chair for the activities for the children. The other two team members co-chair the entertainment. We got so many ideas and are pumped up for the event in May. We have LOTS of planning and coordinating to do between now and then ... but we're ready to get busy. In addition to that my daughter and I are co-chairs for our team, so we have to work with our team to plan fundraisers between now and the event (including a Tea Party in March) and deligate duties for the 24 hours of the event. The theme this year for the Event is "Hollywood" and we are brainstorming how we can decorate our site and what fun things we can do as far as fundraising.
I, as have most people, have been touched personally by cancer. My father-in-law for who the team is named, lost his battle with cancer as did my grandmother, my grandfather as well as my step-father last summer. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and we have many friends who have or are currently battling cancer. It is such a tough disease and touches so many, but we also have seen major strides in the development of ways to treat and prevent cancer and our hope is that in years to come, with the help and support of all that help fight this battle, we will see a cure!!
I just wanted to share our excitement and enthusiasm as we work to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back. Our team has cookbooks we are offering for a $5.00 donation and also we have Luminaria bags we will be glad to light for a loved one for you with a donation to the American Cancer Society. There is a link here on my website where you can make an online donation and if you leave me a comment telling me if the donation is for a cookbook or a luminaria bag (be sure to give me the information about the loved one you would like to have a bag lit for) then I'll get the cookbook out to you and be sure to light a bag for you. If you are donating for a cookbook, please email me with your address.
Thanks to all who help us and may all of us that have been touched by cancer continue to work toward finding a CURE!!