Archive for Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Relay to raise money for cancer research

Luminaries along the track glow as walkers make their way around
for the Relay for Life event Friday ay Mill Valley High School.

Luminaries along the track glow as walkers make their way around for the Relay for Life event Friday ay Mill Valley High School.

May 21, 2008

The Relay for Life begins at sunset symbolizing the time when a cancer patient has been diagnosed with cancer. As the evening progresses, it gets colder and darker this represents the patients' state of mind as they endure the emotions of being a cancer patient.

Between 1 a.m and 2 a.m. represents the time when the patient starts treatments. They become exhausted, sick, stop wanting to go on and possibly give up.

As a participant in the relay, you may feel much the same way. Like the patient, you cannot stop or give up.

Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. symbolizes the completion of treatment for the patient. Once again, they are tired, but they know they will make it.

As a participant, you will feel the brightness of the morning and know that the end of the relay is close at hand.

When you leave Relay For Life, think of the cancer patient leaving their last treatment. Just as you are exhausted and weak, so is the person. The money raised at the relay will support patient services, life-saving research, prevention education and advocacy efforts.

Remember there is no finish line until we find a cure.

Teams are forming now for the Leavenworth Relay For Life, to be held June 6 and 7 at Abeles Field in Leavenworth. For more information, or to register a team, contact Denise Portice at (913) 250-0232.

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