Saturday, May 21, 2011

Relay For Life is coming up...

Relay for Life
The Anchorage Relay for Life is coming up:  it will be June 3rd and 4th at the parkstrip here in downtown Anchorage.  I am the team captain for our REI Anchorage team, and fundraising is a little slow this year.   Every single person in the United States has been affected by cancer, and unfortunately, if they have not yet, they will.

From left to right:  Grandpa Wes, younger sister Beka, older sister Kelsey, Grandma Jan, and me - wearing an REI jacket too, I might add.  

My personal reason to Relay is the memory of my Grandma Jan, who passed away almost 15 years ago from lung cancer.  Me, and my entire family, miss her every day and so I relay in the hopes that other families may not have to go through what we did.  Every dollar raised increases the chances of more effective treatment and maybe even an eventual cure for cancer.  So please, consider donating to this important cause!

I, along with a group of fellow REI employees, will be on the track from 6pm Friday evening to 6pm Saturday evening.  Because cancer never sleeps, neither will we while walking for a cure.

To donate, please visit my Relay for Life website.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this picture. Brought tears to my eyes! I miss her so much!!