Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society sponsors Relay for Life events in towns throughout the country. It is an opportunity to bring people together to celebrate survivors and those fighting cancer. Our friends the Jamiesons decided to get involved and start Relay for Life in Riverton. It the first year. Their little boy, Jake, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. They have been such great examples to us. It has been a tough battle but Jake is doing so well.

The event is held throughout the night - August 7-8th at Riverton High School. Please check out our team page. The money raised helps the American Cancer Society.

You can check out Relay For Life events in your own area.

Start your own team.

Donate (to anyone on our team).
Donate for a lumanaria.
Join our team.
Or just come that night. There will be booths and some entertainment. And you can cheer on those participating.

**Another event coming up on October 2nd is Light The Night. This event takes place at Sugar House park. It is specifically for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It is a 2 mile walk celebrating those fighting blood cancers and honoring those who have died. The money goes to great research helping people like Kenyon. The LLS has been very good to us and we are so greatful for all they do. Feel free to join us that night as well. I will get a team together for that event as well.


Holly C M said...

Let me know when you know more about the Light the Night event.

Janna said...

We are hoping to take our kids camping on Aug 7-8, but if we don't we WANT to join you on your relay team. Also let me know more about Light the Night. There is obviously more than one reason that I am beginning my running training.

Malea said...

I used to help out with the American Cancer Society gala here in St. George, that was a ton of fun. But I've never done the relay for life. My mom always does it every year, I may have to join her now that...I don't have any excuse not to.

mmm.chocolate said...

Annie, this is so neat. Brian and I did the Hometown Heroes with the SLC Marathon a few years ago. So rewarding. Good luck.