Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Team within a Team: Relay for Life

On April 24th – 25th, over 1,000 plus individuals will gather at Cy-Woods High School in the Cypress TX area to participate in the American Cancer Society’s "Relay For Life" event.  This overnight event allows friends and family to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

William, Katie, and I have joined "HP's Friday Night Lights - Texans" and Troop 626 (my son's Scout troop) to support the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. Troop 626 will be cooking cobblers throughout the night. Brian M. and I will be facing off to see who makes the best Dutch oven dessert - and who raised the most money to benefit the American Cancer Society. If you're interested in making a donation to this worthy cause (ACS, not the Dutch oven dessert awards), please pick any of the following links and click Donate:


You can help a Boy Scout do his good turn:

Donate via William's Page

You can help me show the kids how it's done:

Donate via Holly's Page

My Reason to Relay

Relay gives me the unique opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones lost, and to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission by fighting back against a disease that has already taken too much. Please support my efforts to fight back against cancer by making a donation or joining my Relay For Life® team.

Please consider donating $10, $20, $50, $100 or more. Honor or remember someone with a luminaria during the Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony of Hope. Your efforts will help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for all people to have access to screening and treatment, and offer free programs and services to improve the quality of life for people facing cancer. By being a part of Relay, we are joining a worldwide movement to help defeat cancer for future generations.

You can help my daughter earn service hours and beat the pants off her mother and her little brother:

Donate via Katie's page

Give in the name of a loved one, a friend, a colleague - is there anyone whose life hasn't been touched by cancer? Give to honor the tireless researchers, doctors, and caregivers who fight the good fight daily. Help out in any way you can. It's a friendly competition - we don't really care whose page you click on, if you click. Thanks in advance for helping to support the efforts of the American Red Cross!