Relay for Life

@daeckardt (6245)
United States
June 9, 2011 10:56pm CST
Have any of you participated in the Relay for Life? I haven't done it before, but the one in my county starts tomorrow night and I was thinking about going at least for the survivor's lap (the first lap). In the survivor's tent they were going to have some activities like massages and a yoga class that should be fun to do. I only found out about it last month and I had talked to them about volunteering at the check-in desk, but I never heard back from them so I will show up and see if they can use me (unless I am not feeling well). I had planned to go to the survivor's dinner last weekend, but I wasn't feeling well and totally forgot about it until two days after it happened. I just hope there is a lot of participation in this activity and that a lot more people become aware of cancer and dealing with it. I hope to make it and if I do, I will tell all about it soon. Have a great weekend!!!
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@margeryann (1853)
• United States
10 Jun 11
That sounds really great.You are such a good person. I would contact your doctor to make sure that it wouldn't be too much for you on affecting your health. I know it is something you really would want to do but it would be awful if he wore you out so much afterwards that you got real sick from it.If your able to do it have fun,if not your health is more important then anything right now. You have a wonderful weekend too.
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• United States
11 Jun 11
I was thinking the same, hoping she is up to it as though she is such a caring and giving person, I am hoping she does not exert too much. She has been through quite a bit herself lately. Hi margeryann
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
11 Jun 11
Actually, I did walk one lap and it was ok, but half way through the second lap (when I got back by the survivors tent) I bowed out because I didn't want to overexert myself. I probably will be calling in tonight because I am having some bleeding and a fever, but it's not too bad. I think the residents at women's and children's hospital are tired of me since I call in so often though.
• United States
11 Jun 11
Hardworking, Hi. Yes, she is a very caring person. Daeckardt,I don't blame you for wanting to be checked out to make sure everything is okay. Hopefully you didn't overdue it.I'm glad you were able to do it and had a good time. I know, too bad you didn't get that massage. Take care of you self and have a good weekend!
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@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
12 Jun 11
This is a Great thing that they do for women with Cancer and Survivors. It is a great way to help get the word out and help raise money for this cause as well. I know if my Health was better I would Love to be able to participate somehow in this even though I personally have never been affected, but know people who have. I hope you were able to go.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
12 Jun 11
I did get to go and I worked at the survivor's tent checking people in. Unfortunately, the shut the event down at 7:30 because of a lightning storm, but at least they were able to do the survivor's lap, the care giver's lap and the team lap before it started raining and storming.
@bunnybon7 (32495)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Jun 11
never heard of it but sounds good. you are a great representitive of survival. i do hope you feel good enough to manage it dear. hope you have a great weekend to. is it this weekend they have it?
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
11 Jun 11
Actually it was supposed to run from 6pm to 6am tomorrow, but because of the weather, it was canceled by 7:30. They were able to do the survivor's lap, the caregiver's lap (along with the survivors) and then all the teams did a lap before the weather went downhill. But they did make money for research and I did meet another ovarian cancer survivor.
@dorannmwin (36636)
• United States
10 Jun 11
I hope that you do have the opportunity to go to it. I've never participated in the relay for life. However, last year my little brother did a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team-In-Training triathalon. This was to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research. Now, it is my goal to train to do one of them as well since my husband is now fighing Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is quickly becoming a charity that is near and dear to my heart.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
11 Jun 11
The speaker they had was a lymphoma survivor. She had such a positive outlook on life and the theme was "there's nowhere like hope" based on the wizard of oz there's nowhere like home. She compared her journey through cancer with the yellow brick road and everything else about the movie. I hope your husband recovers soon. There is always hope as long as you are willing to keep fighting!