Friday, May 01, 2009

This Evening V...

... and I are volunteering to help with the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event here in Arlington. Maybe a more accurate statement would be that V is volunteering, and I am going to hang out with my Sweetie.

What is Relay For Life?
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to:

Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.

Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing.

Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease
Our time slot for helping out is the ever popular 10:00PM to 6:00AM shift.

4 comments:

Bob S. said...

K volunteered to walk with her work at the Fort Worth Relay for Life a couple of weeks ago.

We went out before the opening ceremony, set up the site including a tent, then came back at OMG ITS STILL DARK Thirty (4:00am) for the final shift.

It is a very powerful experience to see the survivors and the caregivers take their first laps.

Good on V for helping out.

Old NFO said...

Thank you and V for volunteering! It is an outstanding cause and worth the time and effort!

TexasFred said...

Couldn't be working with a better bunch of folks, the American Cancer Society is one of the greatest bunch of folks I have ever seen.

When my father was dying they did a lot to help out with things at home, hospital bed, bedside table, other things, many other things...

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