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Relay for Life Update April 13, 2011

Filed under: Karla — Uncharted @ 7:18 pm
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In February, I told our readers about my involvement with Relay for Life. In that post I included some big numbers about those affected by cancer. I have a few happier numbers to report in this time! This past weekend was my fourth Relay for Life event where:

  • We exceeded our fundraising goal by $2,000
  • Over 200 participants attended
  • 6 hours were spent selling concessions with Kelly
  • 25 teams registered
  • $12 made by me personally selling cotton candy for 25 cents around the track
  • 1 band and 1 comedian performed
  • 60 burgers were eaten
  • Along with 40 Italian beef sandwiches
  • And 70 hot dogs
  • My team raised $1,724
  • 4 local restaurants donated food
  • 47 balloons were blown and tied in 20 minutes to create a beautiful balloon arch
  • 32 kids got their face painted
  • 25 games of bags (also known as corn-hole) were played
  • I walked three laps dedicated to the three people I have lost to cancer

This year’s Relay for Life was undeniably successful. All the students and staff worked together to produce a magnificent event. The weather even cooperated by spreading rays of sun down on us with mid-seventy degree weather.  Overall, it was wonderful day to remember those who have battled cancer, those we have lost and those who are fighting back against the disease.

I encourage you to learn more about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society today. And a huge thank-you to all who supported me individually with donations or contributing their time day of the event!

Walking the Balloon Arch to the Stage

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One Response to “Relay for Life Update”

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