Saturday, June 5, 2010

Relay for Life 2010

Wow what an event. If anyone has ever faced Cancer think about making 2011 your year to Relay.

Last year I was walking in honour of my Papa who was still fighting. This year is was in memory. And that is why I walk. I walk in honour of my Father-in-law who fought and won. And I will walk next year and the year after that and the year after that.

This year I was with Scotiabank “Banking for a cure” thanks to my oldest friend. Who as of this morning raised a total of 5,390.00.


And of course Lynn and I got to meet Tash who joined our team this year.  And Lynn was one of the top fundraisers! Go Lynn!


For me other than the Luminary ceremony the biggest things that stick out this year are;

  1. They sold out of Luminaries – that is both wonderful (means people are buying them to raise money) and sad (means there are that many people affected by cancer)
  2. There was a little girl and her older sister who both cut their hair and I think were donating it to Locks of Love.

Then the Luminary Ceremony. It is so touching and so emotional that I get teary eyed still thinking about it. For any one who can't do all night events even if you just fundraise and stay for this event… It will truly change your life.

SAM_0437I also want to say thank you to Jamie who  brought us caffeine when we needed it. Also to Scotiabank who will match some of our donations and to everyone who participated and helped make this event possible. We are all Heroes!


  1. I am so glad I finally got to meet you and share an amazing event with you. Great post.

  2. Thanks for doing Relay with me, it means a lot.


  3. Thanks for participating Holly. It broke my heart to not be able to do the whole Relay this year. Maybe I can come do it with you girls next year? Wishful thinking!!