Saturday, February 12, 2011

Relay for Life

On April 8th I will be participating in the 2011 Relay for Life. (Emily Jacke posted about participating last year I believe). The relay is a great event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. To quote them,

"The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, 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. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length."

Needless to say, I am doing this in Jesse's honor. The team I'm on (called "Cancertainly Sucks") has a total fundraising goal of $1000. We would love to meet and surpass our goal. The team is made up of members of a student-run grief support group, and several of us have lost loved ones to cancer. So far I have reached out to Jesse and my generation at NMH, but thought that his larger community would be equally interested. Please feel free to forward this information on.

Please help! Go to my page and have a look around and maybe donate a couple bucks. The website is really well set up and there's lots of information about the event and where the money goes. I'm doing this because I loved Jesse and hate cancer. If you feel the same way, please consider giving.

Thank you,