Sunday, March 29, 2009

Relay 2009

Has your life been touched by cancer, in any way? Have you taken care of someone stricken with this disease? Have you rejoiced with someone who has been cured of it? Have your mourned someone who died from it?

We understand, and we want to help. We're Team Investing in a Cure, with the 2009 Greensboro Relay For Life. Each of us has been touched in some way by cancer, and we're helping the American Cancer Society fight back.

On Friday night, May 15th, you can find us, with a bunch of other teams, around the track at Page High School in Greensboro. We're going to keep someone on the track all night. Why? Cancer doesn't sleep, so for one night we're not going to. We're going to play games, hold raffles, have a silent auction, listen to music, and eat good food. Why? To celebrate that we're alive and fighting back, and to raise money to expand the fight. We're going to line the track with luminaries that will be lit at 9:00 pm and shine the rest of the night. Why? To celebrate our survivors, honor our caregivers, and remember those we lost.

We want your support. Send us pictures of loved ones who have been stricken with cancer, and we will use them on our Relay campsite Wall of HOPE; after all, where are we against cancer without hope?

We want to support you. Are you yourself a cancer survivor? Register at the Greensboro Relay website, and come join us for a dinner in your honor on May 15th. Then, take part in the Survivors' Lap. This is the first lap of the 2009 Relay For Life, and there will be literally thousands of people cheering you on.

We want your support. Come out to Relay and see what it's all about. Cheer on the survivors. Purchase a chance in a raffle. Play a game. Bid on something at the silent auction. Get something to eat at a team's campsite. All the money you spend at Relay is donated to the American Cancer Society.

We want to support you. The American Cancer Society funds research for cancer cures, legislative advocacy, support programs for those afflicted with cancer, and cancer education.

We want your support. In the end, it takes money for any health-related issue, and cancer is one of the biggest. Any amount, no matter how little, helps.

If you'd like more information about Relay For Life in general, visit here. Visit our team Investing In A Cure to donate or to join the fight.

I'd be remiss if I didn't say thank you to Meg Gardiner, who writes mighty fine thrillers, for mentioning us on her blog lying for a living. Buy her books!

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