Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Relay for Life

On June 12th, Kade and I participated in Baylor County's Relay for Life. I actually was a sponsor for the high school student council, which consisted of 52 kids. The kids raised a little over $1700 throughout the school year and the night of the event. I was very proud of them. If you are not familiar with Relay, you raise money for the American Cancer Society. On the day of the relay you stay from 6 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday. Someone from your team is walking on the track at all times. There are activities all night long that the teams put on--this keeps everyone awake and entertained. It is an exhausting event, but well worth it. Baylor County raised over $19,500 for the event--great for a small town!

Kade taking his turn walking around the track. The team member walking wore a birthday hat. The Relay committee gave "door prizes" all night long to the teams. The team member wearing the hat won the "door prize". Kade won some cups, tablets of paper and ink pens. He wasn't very impressed! He even made the comment, "I'm staying up here all night for this!". We had to have a little talk about the real reason we were there.
At 10 p.m. all the lights were shut off and the luminary bags were lit--this made a beautiful, heart warming scene around the track. Luminary bags could be purchased in memory of a loved one who had lost the fight t0 cancer. We lost Clint's grandmother, Jean Warren, on June 6, 2009 to cancer, so we purchased a luminary in her honor.

We love you, Nana Jean.

Here are Kade and Shelbi Groves participating in one of the many late night activities. You had to shave a balloon with a razor in this event. Kade and Shelbi won 2nd place.

Frozen t-shirt contest. Kade is sitting on the t-shirt trying to thaw it out. He never did get the t-shirt defrosted!

Trying to pull the t-shirt apart!

*Please keep our Nede, Anita Palmer, in your thoughts and prayers. She will be traveling to Scott and White soon for a biopsy on her liver and possibly her lung.

1 comment:

  1. We will and I pray everything turns out okay. PawPaw went through that several years ago at MD Anderson and it turned out to only be tuberculosis. Lots of prayers.