Relay For Life Has Been Completed
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?