Monday, June 8, 2009

Relay For Life 2009

Afther months & months of fundraising, working and all kinds of planning the Relay For Life finally got here! Our team, Queens for A Cause was started last year, so this was only our 2nd relay. Our team ended up raising OVER $5000.00 w/ our various fundraisers and corperate sponsors. Such an awesome job! My personal goal was $200, and when I checked the Relay Website I was up to $490.53! They moved it to AET this year, which was absolutely wonderful. It was right in town so we were close to anything we needed to do. Landon & I got there at 1030 to help start decorating our tent. He was SO excited to be there and couldnt wait to get out and play. At 12 preacher Bill said a few words and the national anthem was sung while the flag raised. Then began the Survivor Lap to start the Relay. I always get choked up during that, to see all the people out there walking that have fought cancer and beat it, and when they walk by the team tents everyone claps. This year they had buttons that said how many years they've been cancer free, and Betsy had her 5 year button on. It's hard to beleive it's been 5 years, and I'm so glad that she beat her breast cancer and Landon still has his Grammy here. I walk in honor of her, and my aunt, and in memory of my Grandmother.
Here are the survivors ready to start their lap. Everyone working on our tent. The relay theme this year was "Cruisin for a Cure" Janet did an awesome job on the decorations

Landon's car we decorated..too bad the grass wasn't the best for 'cruisin"

After he made about 20 laps around the track(he was our teams star walker!) I finally got hime settled down for some lunch..

Miss Janet painting faces. We did this as an on site fundraiser and she did an awesome job painting just about anything kids wanted

I even got her to paint a weiner dog on my arm..since I couldn't bring Oscar to Relay ;)

Our team *Queens for a Cause* posing in front of our tent
The Rhinestone Rockers were part of the entertainment and Landon was rockin his "My mommy is a Rhinestone Rocker" tee. He wanted to come out and dance with us..
Betsy's Luminaria bag
The best picture I could get off some of the lit luminarias around the track. That is also a tear jerker ceremony where they read off the cancer survivors names, and then the in memory names.

This year was an awesome year for Relay. We raised alot of money, and had an awesome team. Hopefully next year we can double our fundraising and get that much closer to finding a cure.

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