2008 Relay for Life in Pictures

I want to thank all of you who donated to my Relay for Life cause this year and last. If you don’t know my story you can read it here:

I am a Survivor

I’m a little more than halfway to my goal of $1000. I raised $5000 last year. If you donate $10 or more I’ll write a blog for you, topic of your choice.

Blogging for Dollars

The theme this year was: There’s No Place Like Hope.

A young girl who belted out “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

A field of dreams.

The track lined with “Luminaria” bags that had candles burning in them all night long. The wind was high so we had a few that actually blew over and burned up.

The good news: children who kicked cancer’s ass. The bad news: there were an equal number of bags for children who didn’t.

My favorite booth. They were dressed like pirates. I bought a button that says “cancer sucks.”

I am a survivor!

Relay for Life: I’m Blogging for Dollars!

I’m blogging for dollars. See below.

Some of you expressed interest in joining me for part of the Relay for Life. I will not be there the full 24 hours, because my kids and I will be sleeping at home this year. I made an executive decision NOT to haul camping gear down to the football field by myself this year.

I will definitely be there for the opening ceremonies and the Survivor Lap. My kids and I will also be making Luminaria bags to honor the people we know who are survivors, and the ones who didn’t make it. We will be there in the evening for sure, and bringing coffee and snacks to campers in the morning.

This is a Luminaria bag.

They are paper bags (decorated by anyone who is honoring someone) with sand in the bottom, and votive candle. You can use patterned hole punches to make designs to let the candle light through. They line the entire track with them and spell “Heal” or something in the bleachers with them. When they are all lit at night it is an incredible sight. I suggest you come late at night to see it and take a few laps around the track. The candles stay lit all night.

Bring cash! There will be people there trying to raise money by giving foot rubs, neck rubs, wheelchair rides (last year), selling candy, etc.

I would love to see you there. I will gladly give anyone who is interested my email address so we can connect there. Maybe we can do a MySpace Friends lap at a certain time.

If you can’t be there in person, please donate to the cause: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/kjhorton

If you make a donation of $10 or more I will write a blog for you on the subject of your choice! Just request your blog in the comments section of this blog. I will write the blogs in the order I receive the comments, posting one each day until I get to everyone. Give me a topic or just ask a question.

Lake Oswego High School
Saturday, July 12th

8:00am: Campsite set-up begins, teams will be assigned specific times to come.

9:30am: Survivor tent opens

9:45am: Campsites are complete

10:00am: Opening ceremonies

10:00am: Luminaria tent opens

10:15am: Survivor lap/caregiver lap

10:15am: Campsite judging

11:00am: Silent auction begins- Credit cards are accepted

12:00pm: Live auction begins

1:30-3:00pm Silent auction tables close

5:00pm: Lions Club BBQ Dinner for $5.00 (Cash Only)

9:45pm: Luminaria Ceremony Begins

11:00-12:00pm: Late night pizza and ice cream

Saturday, July 13th

7:00am: Bodyyoga Class

8:00am: Boot Camp with Shannon

9:30am: Closing Ceremony and Tribute Balloon Release

10:00am: Clean-up and Pack-up

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