Thursday, May 21, 2009

Relay For Life

What is Relay for Life?

Relay for Life brings together many people around the world to celebrate the lives of those who are currently battling cancer or have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against this disease. Relay brings people together to raise much-needed funds and awareness. No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay.

We will be participating in the Twinsburg/Macedonia Events which will be held from June 5th - 6th at Twinsburg High School (Twinsburg Tiger Stadium). Events will begin at 6:00 p.m. on June 5th and go through June 6th, ending at 1:00 p.m. We are on a team from our church that is called "Walk by Grace". Below is a link where you can find out more information about our team...

Please Come and...
* Celebrate the lives of people who are battling (our sweet Abbey) or have battled cancer.
* Remember loved ones lost to the disease.
* Fight back. Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way and Relay is a way that we can come together and raise money to work to find a cure for this awful disease.

At 6:00 there will be a survivor lap where all people who are battling cancer or have beat this disease will take a lap around the track. We would love for as many of you to be there as possible as we take this emotional lap with our Abbey. We are in the fight of our lives as we have walked this journey together as a family and we have been loved and supported in so many ways. We would love to see many faces that we know as we do this lap with our precious survivor.

On Friday evening (9:00p.m.), when the sun goes down, hundreds, sometimes thousands of luminaria light the way under the stars and a moment of silence falls during a moving ceremony. Luminaria are glowing bags that appear to be simply paper sacks filled with sand and candles, but every bag represents a life that has or is battling cancer. The luminaria ceremony is one of the most emotional moments at Relay. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer, support those fighting cancer, and rejoice with those who have fought and won. If you would like to buy a luminaria there placed in memory of someone, in honor of someone still fighting or in special recognition of someone who has beaten the disease, you will be able to that the evening of the event (or you can do it below...). Although it is late, we are going to be there with Jacob and Abbey to experience this time together as a family (minus Micah :). I know that if we plan on staying without Abbey, we will be longing to hold her through the ceremony.

If you'd like to join our team, make a donation to our team, or buy a luminaria in advance for someone, please go to this link Relay for Life/Twinsburg This will take you directly to our team "Walk by Grace". We look forward to seeing many of you there and thank you in advance for making a difference in the lives of people with cancer. Together, we can make a difference!

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to contact us at All are welcome to come be a part of this evening and whether we know you or not, we would feel honored for you to be there with us. If you are from Western Reserve and would like to join our team or find out more information, there will be a table set up for the next two weeks and we will be there to answer your questions. Judy and Mark Borlin and Bill and Heidi Watson have been doing Relay for years and know all the ins and outs of the weekend so please feel free to contact them for questions as well.

Thank you for your continued love and support!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We've participated in our local Relay for Life a few times and it is an amazing experience. We will be with you in spirit! *beka, keith, gabe and max