Saturday, August 8, 2009

Relay for Life

> What a great event! Thanks to all who were on Team Kenyon, who donated money, or who came Friday night and supported us. A big thanks to the Jamieson's who put in so much time to making the event happen and to Angie, our team captain. We had the best team and next year is going to be even better. The event began with a flag ceremony and tribute to the survivors. The survivors carried flags and did the first lap around the track alone. Then the caregivers joined them for the second lap. And for the third lap, everyone was invited to walk in support of those fighting cancer.
Teague and Jake (he was diagnosed with Leukemia a year ago).

Each team had a booth to raise more money for ACS. We sold light sabers (made out of pool noodles and pvc) and marshmellow guns. It was a hit! We sold out fast and raised a lot of great money to fight this stupid disease.

Next year promises to be even better!!



10 comments:

Angie said...

What a great event! We did this last year with my mom, your post brought back so many memories! Glad to hear it went so well.

em said...

Go team Kenyon!
next year i will wear make-up and do hair flips around the whole track.. for all those single guys there.

Burts said...

Annie, I am so sorry again that we were not able to be there with you! I heard it was great fun....See you next year;)

Malea said...

It is a stupid disease. But I like your perspective.

Holly C M said...

I love how you engage yourself in good causes. You make this world a better place.

Janna said...

What a great woman you are! You amaze me. Glad it went well.

heidilynnphotography said...

I admit it. Your team was better than ours. But next year, now that we know what we are doing, we are going to kick your guy's butt! hehe! It was so fun... thanks so much for all your help and time you put into doing everything. Those light sabers are still all my kids play with, although I am not so sure how we ended up with two now that I think about it!

KM said...

wow, what a great thing. I'm so glad things like this really happen.

PS I must say, on your last post, I never had any of those swaddling blankets for Henry, but my next baby for sure. They are awesome (what I've seen through other friends')..

Kristie said...

everytime i look at your blog, you inspire me. what an incredible event.

Andrea said...

Yay! I'm so happy for your family. That's wonderful that you and Kenyon could participate in an awesome event, and raise money with your light sabers! Great idea! Quinn is looking sooooo beautiful - she always has. (I'll bet it's good to see Kenyon ditch the mask!)