I celebrated my one year anniversary, if you call it that of finding out I had cancer, this past weekend was exactly one year and I walked in the relay for life in Romeo.
I am not sure of the totals but my team raised 14,000 dollars for cancer research! Amazing! our goal was 13,000. so we surpassed that. It was a crazy weekend but I walked 11 miles.
as a rule:) I try not to do that, not that I am not in shape- but I found out how out of shape I am.
We started the day with a survivor lap, followed by a spouse and family, and caregiver lap- they were both very emotional- the whole day was rather draining. one of the most moving laps was the luminary lap- teams sold luminary candles for 10 dollars a bag and you could write names in honor of or in memory of and they were lined up around the field- the whole field, this pictures does not do it justice but imagine the whole track lit up with luminaries, all with names of those who were still fighting/ but many of those who have lost there battle with cancer- hundreds of people showed up for this lap and ceremony to keep on fighting!
There was one church represented- the Orchards Community, a missionary church and this is my shout out them- Thank you! Not sure why more churches are not involved but I can tell you this- Pathway will be there next year! The orchards had a prayer tent which was where you could go and leave prayer requests for yourselves or and loved ones and from what I heard they were overwhelmed with requests!
One team brought wheel barrels for weary walkers- you could rent a barrel for a dollar a lap and have someone push you around the track- by lap 6 I was thinking about it but never followed through, by mile eleven I headed home to sleep in my own bed- thank goodness Zach had a game the next morning early and I had an excuse to go home!
The Detroit Piston drum line showed up about 5 pm and gave a great show! Thanks guys, you helped us get through a few more hours of relay!