Thursday, May 14, 2009

Gearing Up For Relay

Olivia & Me

Miss O. And I are gearing up to participate in our local Relay for Life. We're walking in my mom's memory on my work team. It's going to be a great time and it's coming up quick! As in, this weekend, quick!

Relay for Life is a lot of fun...but it's serious business, too! You see, it raises a lot of money so the American Cancer Society can help people who have been touched by cancer and funds research to cure it.

If you've never heard of Relay, it's a great event. I've been participating in them for almost 10 years now, and this will be Miss O.'s 5th event. It's a 24 hour event, where teams dedicated to fighting cancer, ANY kind of cancer, walk for donations. After my Mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999, I walked in my first Relay, and I've done one every year since. Miss O. walked, okay, was pushed, in her first event at 3 months old! She has also lead the luminary lap at 2 relays in my mom's memory.


It's been 5 years since Mom lost her battle.

Not a day goes by that I don't think about something and think, "I need to call Mom." It's an instinct that just won't go away, and honestly, I don't want it to. For me, participating in Relay for Life, is a way to keep her memory alive and share it with Miss O.

So, how can you help us?

You can make a donation to my team, by clicking here. Even if you can't donate, just do me a favor...hug the ones you love a little tighter, and tell your mom you love her.



  1. That made me cry. I'm so sorry about your Mom. She was beautiful.

  2. I'm so sorry about your mom. What a sweet way to honor her!

  3. I love relay. I've done it a few times too since my mom's death in 2002 of pancreatic cancer. I always get a luminaria in her name. Have fun!

  4. What a great even and way to honor and remember your mom! I love that you are a take-action kind of gal. I love the pics you posted. Thank you! It's always nice to put a blog with a picture. HA!

    Enjoy your Relay!

  5. What a wonderful way to celebrate and honor your mom.

  6. Good luck this weekend with the walk.

  7. Oh my! What a beautiful way to commemorate the memory...

    for 10 years? a decade...and O has shared it for 5, wow wow wow!

    I hope you guys have fun while there...