Last night I participated in Relay for Life. It is an awesome charity that raises money for cancer patients and research. It was an all night event (6pm-6am) where teams in the area sign up, raise money, and walk relay style all night long.
It was so awesome!! I have been affected by cancer with my Papa Perry who died of colon cancer in 2008 and my mom is a cancer survivor of not even a year with pancreatic cancer.
It was very overwhelming to see all of those people out there who have either had cancer, or have known someone who has. There was a point where they turned off all of the stadium lights (at the high school track) and they lit these bags with peoples names on them in memory. I just wanted to cry my eyes out. It was so insipirational.
Right about midnight is when I left. (I have to go to work today to tutor kids) Right before I left I jogged one lap in memory of my Papa and one lap in honor of my mom.
If you know someone who has cancer or who has been touched by cancer in someway, tell them that you love them today. I get to go see my mom and my grandma today!
Confession: I ate a cupcake at the relay.
Cheer: I walked A LOT last night!! And it didn't even kill me!!
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