Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Reasons Why We Relay at this pig pen

Gramps.  Grandma Florie.  PaPau.  Aunt Barb.  Grandma H.

These are just a few of the people in our family that we have lost to cancer and one of the reasons our family participates in Relay for Life

Aunt San is another reason why we Relay.  She is a survivor of breast cancer and we Relay to celebrate her beating cancer.

Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraiser that allows whole communities to work together to raise money to fight cancer and hopefully eliminate cancer one day soon by walking (or running laps in Bubby's case) laps around a track.  It truly gives those involved an opportunity to "celebrate, remember, and fight back."  Businesses, community organizations, survivors, and families that have lost loved ones to cancer form teams to participate in the event.  The event usually lasts for 24 hours and it is the goal that each team will have a representative on the track at all times.  Our family does not have our own team, but we are proud members of Cory's Crew. 

Cory is another reason our family participates in Relay for Life.  Cory was the son and grandson of family friends that was taken from all of our lives way too early.  In his few short years, he left quite an impact on the lives he touched.  Our oldest daughter was quite fond of Cory.  At age 5, she told us she was going to marry Cory one day and they would work with the pigs together.  When Cory got his angel wings, Big Sissy said it was hard for us, but good for him as he was now in heaven. 

Ultimately, our three children are the real reason we Relay.  As we can only hope that they will be able to live the rest of their lives without having any more people in their lives diagnosed with cancer.

Tuesday Tag-Along


  1. Stopping over from Twee Poppets and following along. This is one of my favorite charities/cause to contribute too. Good for you for walking..I have never walked but I have given.

    504 Main

  2. Wow. It is always amazing to me how many people have been touched by the effects of cancer. What a great activity to involve the kiddos in fighting this horrible disease.

  3. I hear ya. Cancer is a big fat meanie. Cheers to you all for trying to stop it. Love Relay for Life.

  4. My dad died of leukemia when I was 3. I did the Relay for Life in High School. I really want to continue to do it, but haven't had the time! I really should make the time.

    Following (better late than never) for Tuesday Tag Along. :) I hope you decide to come and follow me back. :) I currently have a $25 Walmart gift card giveaway going on!


  5. I have enjoyed reading your blog. The pictures of the kids holding the little piggy is adorable.
    Thank you for letting me visit.


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