Sunday, July 10, 2011

10th Annual Knox County Relay for Life

Friday evening we headed to Crofton for the 10th Annual Knox County Relay for Life. It is hard to believe that 10 years ago we were walking as a family in honor of Keith's sister Lorrie and now we walk as a family in memory of Lorrie. Keith's mom, Merina, and Keith's aunt, Sharlene, spend many hours throughout the year preparing for the next year's event and we appreciate their efforts. Our family's team is called "Wanna B Lifesavers". The Relay for Life is an effort to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Cancer has touched the lives of so many people and we hope that someday a cure will be found for all types of cancer.

The opening lap is lead by the American Legion carrying the flags. Keith's uncle, Franny, carrying the American flag.

After the names are read of the cancer survivors present, the survivors lead the opening lap around the track to start the relay for the next 12 hours. People line the track and clap for all of the survivors. This photo is of Keith's aunt, Janice, and Randy's mother, Darlene, who are both cancer survivors.

Part of our team waiting to be announced and then walk a lap together for the lap of all of the teams. It turned out to be a pleasant evening for the walk this year.

Keith's uncle, Dan, was a contestant in the Mrs. Relay Contest. There were other gentlemen also dressed up raising extra funds for the event. They walked around and gathered more donations.

I purchased this sweet boy angel on a log during the auction that was held. I will find him a good spot to rest among some of my flowers. Keith's parents donated this lawn ornament for the auction. Next year, we will be in Creighton for the 11th annual walk.

Take care,


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