Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Relay for Life - A Big Success








Despite 107 degree heat, the Conejo Valley Relay for Life was a big success! I'm sorry it took me so long to write about it but the heat was really wearing me out. The relay was a week ago Saturday. I spent Friday night making costumes for me and the girls. Our team's theme was the flora and fauna of the Santa Monica Mountains. I dressed up as the native flora complete with a shirt with humboldt lilies, gilias, and coast sunflowers. Lucy wore a shirt that said native plants are for the birds, and bees, and butterflies with native flowers and pictures of birds and bees and butterflies. Josie wore a shirt that said "grown in the Santa Monica Mountains." and had native flowers on it.

It was crazy hot even when we went up to walk at 5:30 PM. I walked around the track for 45 minutes while the girls jumped in the jolly jumper. I can't believe how sweaty and hot they got jumping but still went back for more. The enthusiasm of youth.

The luminarias that we made for my dad, my mom, Mitch's Aunt Nancy, my neighbor, and my dog were all right up front. Maybe because they were so colorful and pretty.

It was a great event. I exceeded my $200 fund raising goal (without ringing a single doorbell or making a single phone call - thanks to you my friends!) and our team exceeded our $1000 fund raising goal.

I'm looking forward to next year.

1 comment:

jack-aha said...

Well done. Glad you survived the heat.

For your readers who might appreciate a reminder of what Relay for Life is all about, I invite you to check out this video -- ahamoment.com/pg/moments/view/1848 -- about one woman’s “aha moment” when she realized the remarkable impact of Relay and the American Cancer Society and dedicated herself to doing all she could for the cause. I think you’ll enjoy it and hope you’ll also check out the rest of the site, which was created by Mutual of Omaha to highlight inspirational stories and “aha moments” of all kinds.

Best,
jack@ahamoment.com