Monday, July 26, 2010

Relay for Life 2010

Every year for about the last 8 years our family has participated in the Knox County Relay for Life in honor and memory of Keith's sister Lorrie. Lorrie lost her battle with breast cancer five years ago, but we still have a family team called "Wannabe Lifesavers". The team has grown over the years and this year we had so many team members that we had to have two teams. The money raised is all given to cancer research in the hope that someday a cure for cancer will be found. This year's walk was held in Crofton for the 1st time and raised over $65,000 for the cause. Our team raised about $5,000 for the cause. I spent most of the evening at the auction trying to win the bid on a few items so I don't have as many pictures as I usually do. I purchased a carved walking stick (made by Keith's brother Kenny) and also 6 rose plants.

The first lap is always walked by cancer survivors. The cancer survivors wear purple shirts to designate them as survivors.
Justin and Tanner waiting for our team to be announced for the team lap around the track. Team members wear white shirts to show that they are participating in the walk.

Justin had a great time walking around with Tanner. Our family from California was in town for a week and Justin loved spending time with them every single day.

Take care,

1 comment:

  1. I still can't believe how much money was raised that night! Knox County is an amazing community and it's so fun to be a part of it!