Monday, March 28, 2011

Team Sunshine. Relay for Life.

I am team captain of Team Sunshine.  We are participating in the Relay for Life on June 24, 2011.  I named my team for the son of one of my coworkers.  His name is Matt and he is affectionately called Sunshine by his Mom Sylvia, whom I work with.  Matt was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer.  They are some of the strongest people I know.  She works her tail off  and does so with out complaint.  She then goes to the hospital to be with her son.  She is my role model of a strong dedicated mother.   Matt is a fighter determined to win this battle with cancer.  

Here is a little history about the Relay for Life.  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.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.
Anyone can participate in Relay For Life. Friends, families, neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc., can form their own teams. No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay.

Please Donate if you can.  Click here to visit my Relay page

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