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Relay For Life Has Been Completed

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John Wayne Pushed Me Onward

Relay for Life 2012 for Sumter County has come and gone.  Many people stopped by our team’s booth to chat and buy food:  Roy Ponder’s whole sweet corn on the cob was amazing as was his chili dogs.  We raised some money, I will update this post later with the exact amount, for a great cause and we saluted our friends and family that have survived cancer.  We cheered them on as they completed laps and we walked for our friends and family who did not survive.  Even John Wayne came out to cheer us onward.

There were many people who helped our team and I thank them.  But I really want to thank Roy and Theresa Ponder for doing most of the work setting up the team, the tent, cooking the food, buying most of the food and drinks.  This team is their passion and I am humbled by their spirit of giving for this worthy cause.

I did not walk as far as I wanted to, but I did walk  farther than I did last year.  I was told in the past that the track was a half mile, so last year I made ten laps for five miles, or so I thought.  Last night I found out that the track was only a quarter-mile.  So essentially I only walked 2.5 miles last year.  This year, I fumbled around with RunMeter on my phone for three laps before I got it working.  It reported just under 2 miles but with the .75 miles I walked prior to that I did beat my distance last year, but it was a let down to know that it was such a short distance but it was worth every step!

The music and activities were amazing and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed another successful Relay for Life.  Won’t you come out next year?

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People Making Their Way Around the Track

Today is Our Relay for Life

Tonight I will be participating in the annual Relay for Life.  This is a cause that I believe strongly in as I have had several friends and family members who have beaten and/or lost to cancer.  I’m sure my story is no different than most and I am not telling you anything you haven’t already heard.  Tonight I will walk for those who cannot and I walk for my children and hope that they will never have to feel the hurt that I have felt losing friends and family to cancer.  There is always hope and today is no different.  Won’t you join me?

Please join my team or make a donation to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together, we can help make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life!

Please Help My Relay for Life Team

My Reason to Relay

I am participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life because I want to make a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer. 

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, myself included, either through their own personal battle or through someone they love.

Every day, the American Cancer Society is helping us stay well by preventing cancer or finding it at its earliest, most treatable stages. They assist families in finding the best resources to help their friend or loved one deal with a diagnosis and their journey to get well. The American Cancer Society is also rallying communities (like ours!) through events like Relay For Life, to fight back and find cures for this disease.

Please join my team or make a donation to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together, we can help make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life!

Thank you!

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