Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Relay For Life

I decided to do Relay for Life at the end of this month. I am really excited about it. It's a 24 hour event, and there is supposed to be a member of your team on the track at all times to signify that 'cancer never sleeps.' I've never done anything like this before, so I am really looking forward to it. I felt the need to get involved in events such as these after losing two grandparents to cancer and also having good friends who are cancer survivors.

Has anyone done Relay for Life before? I would love to hear about your experience.


  1. I did it a long time ago, when I was in Boy Scouts. It was a neat experience. We had a big group sign up to do it, but only ended up with 4 or 5 people. We managed to make it for 20 hours or something before we had to stop because we were all so exhausted. That just wasn't enough people to keep it going. I hurt for probably a week after we did it.

    However, as long as you have a full team, I think it can be a very meaningful and fun event.

  2. I volunteered at one once. We weren't there the whole 24 hours, but the people were so nice and it was a lot of fun.

  3. They are having a relay here June 13th. I am not participating in the relay but I will have a vendor booth and be donating a basket for them to auction off. I am excited for it. All of the vendors donate 20% of their profits to the ACS.

  4. Our school staff participated in the Relay for Life walk at I.U. several times before I retired, and they still do. One of our teacher's sons was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age two. He passed away when he was eight. We always walked in his honor. David was such a great kid.