Jun 07, 2005 - 9:54 am
Good Morning all.
Well, I did the Relay For Life Sat. into Sunday. What a wonderful, community event to help raise funds for cancer research. We had over 1000 registered walkers. I don't have the official tally, but I know they raised over $120,000. Not bad for their first time.
It was a wonderful, powerful, emotional event. I highly recommend anyone to go to one.
My experience didn't turn out quite the way I had planned, but was still a fantastic experience.
My daughter, who was going to do the walk with me, fell sick to another migraine. She was unable to go at all. ( you have to understand that it was just the 2 of us for Team Rosco. It was goingto be a sort of hang out, bonding thing for us.) So...when she could stay, my 6 yr. old asked if she could. There were quite a few small children there. OK, I say. Needless tosay, I pretty much sat around by the tent as she slept from 1AM till 5:30AM. I really wanted to get out there and walk some more, but I couldn't leave her. I was supposed to be next to a friend of mine, but they messed up the tent sites.
I won't go into it, but a number of things happened that lessened the experience. But..no worries.
I had a great time and more importantly we raised a lot of money.
Great people, Great weather, Great Food, Great Spirit, and Fantastic music. Kudo's to the bands and DJ. ( who had everyone doing the Electric Slide and Conga Lines at 4 AM!!!)
I put a few pictures in the gallery. (laugh till it hurts). I apologize. They didn't come out all that great. I believe my dad took a couple of me, so I'll try and get them for you.