If you ever have the chance to attend and be part of the luminaria ceremony you owe it to yourself to do so. You will never look at a white paper sandwich bag the same way again. A few words of remembrance, a name, a picture...then when it is dark you place the bags all the way around the track and add light. Walking in the dark and seeing people huddled in front of a bag holding each other and crying - it will move you to tears and make your heart swell so huge. Relay for Life Luminaria Ceremony
Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony
For myself I made the decision to fundraise by shaving my head. A great many people came forward and overwhelmed me with their support and their donations. Thank You to each and every one of you!! I don't yet have any video from the big event, but here I am directly afterwards. I rather like being bald - but know that for those who have lost it due to Cancer it is a completely different thing entirely. Choice is taken away from them by their disease and the treatment to overcome it. Many people told me how brave I am to have done this...but for me the decision was easy. Those who fight cancer and/or care for those who do are the brave ones.
After hearing stories of love and loss during Relay for Life I can only say - tell your family and friends how much you Love them every chance you get. Should anything ever happen they will know. And live each day like you are dying - and do all of those things on your bucket list. Go crazy - shave your head even. :0)
I would also like to Thank each and every one of my teammates. Your strength and power inspire me. Special Thank You to my co-captains Mary Ann Tasker-Thompson and Cheryl Palm. You ladies ROCK!