Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekly Winners/Sundays in My City

Weekly Winners and Sundays in My City are Sunday photo memes with photos
from communities all over the world.

This week, I'm posting winning pics from Tinytown, where the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life took place on Saturday. The theme this year was "Happy Birthday, because the ACS is the "Official Sponsor of Birthdays." I can take no credit for my team's birthday cake decorations at our table; that goes to Laura, Kathy, and JoAnne. As you can see, they did a fantastic job!

Of course, other teams got into the decorating spirit, as well...

I love how in this one, the mascot appears to be holding the presents...

Seventh grader Zach Prestby is an inspiration to all who meet him, he's a two-time cancer survivor who attends our middle school and is a wonderful speaker. His speech and rallying cry of "...Cuz life is worth the fight!!" was so humbling.

Another moving part of the relay is the Survivor's Lap, during which
survivors of cancer take the first lap around the track, in celebration of their healing,
and in memory of those who have lost the fight.
It's impossible not to be choked up, watching them and cheering them on.

If not for funds raised for cancer research, many of these people
would not be taking this or any lap.
In this year's relay, our small community raised $66,000!!

If you ever have the opportunity to participate in your local Relay for Life,
I strongly recommend you embrace it; the experience will be a gift to
you and bring hope (and more birthdays) to many, many grateful families.

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  1. Amazing amount of $$ for a small community. Love all the yummy bday treats, well done. I have done relay for cancer run/walk every year in SLC before moving here and it is the most moving event to be a part of. Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. What an amazing post. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I love this. I am so thankful that your family participates in such a worthwhile cause. Lovely! I would have loved to hear his speech! So glad he won : )

  4. LOVE that table! Beautiful and yummy. :o)

  5. Love the birthday party theme, the cupcakes look so festive!

  6. Kudos on the fundraising. My girls and I participated in Relay for Life a few years ago and it was rewarding.

  7. Great post - I do the relay for life here in Michigan in the summer time.

  8. WOW congratulations to you guys for raising all that money! Everything looked so yummy and perfectly decorated!

  9. What an incredible amount of money raised! Those cupcakes look delicious! How brave is that young man for fighting cancer and speaking in front of all of those people. No child should have to go through what he has gone through.

  10. Wow! Those cupcakes are just beautiful! Congratulations on the great fund raising!

  11. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. You have opened up another way to participate in survival.

  12. What a wonderful and inspiring post!

    Those cupcakes are pretty fabulous looking too. Glad you were able to raise money and awareness for an important cause.

    Thanks for sharing your city.

  13. Holy beautiful cupcakes... yum, yum, yum!

  14. Very nice!! lovely cupcakes, and decorations and for a great cause! :)

  15. Those are some fancy cupcakes; very well done. I know quite a lot of people who do the Relay for Life. It's such a wonderful cause. Congratulations. :)

  16. I got choked up just looking at the pic of the Survivor's Lap.

  17. That is AMAZING! How wonderful! Just seeing the pics made my eyes water!

  18. What an impressive little guy Mr. Zach is. Those cupcakes are amazing girl! Our relay is in May here. It's a great project.

    You have a wonderfully blessed week sweetie!!!


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