Thursday, March 27, 2008

Doing it again!

This year again we will be doing the Canadian Cancer Society “Relay For Life”. This year, though, I’ve decided to be a team captain. Team "Vigilant" is our name!

Last year’s “Relay for Life” was a moving experience, and because cancer is still taking too many lives around us, we feel that we must try to do something to refrain this disease. I know that some feel that no matter what there’s not much money that does go towards research as such, but I do think there is some progress being made. I want to believe that if we all did a little it might amount to something big, just like the “butterfly effect”.

Funds raised through “Relay For Life” do make a difference. They help the Canadian Cancer Society fund, the most promising research projects in the country, provide information services and support programs in the community and advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it.

Just this year alone we have lost loved ones to cancer. It has, is, and will touch almost all of us in some ways. Last year we walked in honor of my MIL, this year it will be in her memory. Help us in this fight against cancer and support (sponsor) us.

Also, the Canadian Cancer Society is selling luminaries. They are little candles placed in bags and carry the names of cancer survivors and loved ones lost. In a moving ceremony after sunset, luminaries placed around the track are lit In Honor of cancer survivors and In Memory of those who have lost the battle against cancer.

If you so incline to support me in this fight, simply click here. Every amount do count! Thanks!

5 comments:

lizgwiz said...

Good for you. I'll try to make another donation this year.

Tammie said...

That's fabulous. Good luck. Cancer isn't nearly the killer it once was, and that's because of research funded by events like this. You go, Girl!

Stinkypaw said...

lizgwiz: Thank you Liz, that would be great!

tammie: Thank you!

3carnations said...

I captained a Relay team quite a few years ago. It's a very rewarding experience. Good for you!

Stinkypaw said...

3c: Thanks! I enjoyed participating last year, so let's see how it goes this year.