Friday, June 1, 2007

Relay For Life

My new friend, Becci asked me if I wanted to do Relay for Life this year. She lost her mom, Lisa, to breast cancer a few years ago. Well, the poetry of a mom mourning her daughter and a daughter mourning her mom joining together to take action against the disease that took their loved ones is irresistible. So, we've formed the team "Walking with Angels" and we'd like to invite all of you to join us!

(Here comes the official info...) Relay for Life is fun-filled, overnight event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer in our community and raise money to help the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
(Okay, me again...) There are dozens of events in the Portland area. We have selected the relay in Lake Oswego because, let's face it, they know how to throw a good party! (Actually the dates worked the best for our schedules). It starts at 2pm on Saturday, July 14th and concludes at 9am on Sunday, July 15th. You can join our team by visiting our website or e-mail me for more info.

If you can’t join us, will you please visit the site and make a donation to support our efforts? Either way, you will make a real difference in the lives of people facing cancer – and in the lives of the people who love them. Thank you! We will put the names of corporate donors on our t-shirts for the event. Oh yes, I'm not above shameless promotions if it's for a good cause. And yes, those who join the team WILL get super cool t-shirts to wear. (Alright, we haven't designed them yet but just check out our "L-angel" logo. I'd say it's super cool!)

We are supporting this event in memory of Lillian and Lisa but also in honor of all the kids in my cancer community. We love you all and are determined to find a cure once and for all!


Anonymous June 1, 2007 at 3:20 PM  

Oh Lori, that's awesome. I hope to participate. I would like to walk in honor of my mom/grandma Joan who passed away in 2000 of a brain tumor. Of course, Lexie can walk with me as a survivor!!! I have to say that the logo is beautiful and the letter L is also fitting for my little angel. I can't wait to borrow it for shirts for us. I admire you so much for all you are doing for all of us out there. Thank God for you!!

Anonymous June 2, 2007 at 11:54 AM  

I would love to participate, but since I won't be back until August I will help in the ways I can here in DC. I would love to buy a T-shirt if you have extras to sell to wear in honor of Lillian!! I love the logo!! Hugs & prayers to you all.


Dave, Dawn & the Gang June 3, 2007 at 12:04 AM  

Count me in on the relay team! I'm excited to participate with you in honor of Lillian and so many others in my life that have been touched by cancer.
~Dawn Clement

Lori June 3, 2007 at 8:52 AM  

Dawn, we'd love to have you join! You can go to the team website and join officially. By the way, we don't expect team members to fundraise unless they want to. We'd just love the support of friends during this incredible event!

Anonymous June 3, 2007 at 9:29 PM  

Lori, what a fantastic event with so much meaning. Count me in for the relay or any aspect where you would need more help. I adore the "Angel L" logo in honor of Lillian and your new friend's mother. Will sign up. With Love, Kathy H.

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