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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