He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Relay for...

Joshua of course. But I also participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life for my dad who is a survivor. I relay for my aunt, and my grandfather who lost their battle. I relay so that one day we won't have to relay. Last year our team, "Joshua's Journey" had a pirate theme. We had a HUGE ship built and sold pirate loot bags. We had swords and games but most of all, we had a blast. The heat was unbearable but we were there for a purpose. Even when the thunder and rain took away our chance to walk all night, we knew that we had did our part. Our team raised over $3,000 and I am so thankful for those who gave, participated and supported us. NOW, it's time to do it again.

Once again, Joshua's Journey will be making it's way around the track to fight back against cancer. The theme of Relay this year is "Wiping Out Cancer," a beach party theme. It will be held on June 13th-14th at the Kent Island High School. Please consider coming out and joining us. I can't tell you how much fun you will have and how rewarding it can be. If you are interested in joining our team or donating to our cause, please visit our team website at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=12852&team_id=360884
If you register before January, the registration fee is waived so go ahead and sign up to help us "Wipe Out Cancer!"

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Relay for Life has become a tradition for me just as much as the 4th of July you could say! You can count on me definately! Good Health and God willing myself that is! For those of you who have never had the chance to participate: please, try it! You won't believe the magic in just the 1 afternoon and night brings to your heart and soul. Everyone is equally important. Everyone smiles, everyone cries, everyone just relaxes - meets and greets - walks and just feels good about it all. I can't wait! Please pray for cooler temps this year and for Joshua not to be sick that day so he can come and enjoy it.

Rita said...

I can't wait for Relay for Life this year. Even though we got rained out last year, the time we had was a lot of fun.