I got home Friday evening in time to join Mom and Dad in the Relay for Life, the National Cancer Assoc. annual fund raiser. It was impressive and very moving to see so many from the community get involved with raising funds and awareness towards a cure for cancer It was a gorgeous spring afternoon/evening to walk around the track and one of my parents' university friends from Japan joined us.
Local talent added to the festivity and energy. My friend Beth Ann had several of her vocal students perform.
When it grew dark, 1002 names were called out in memory or in honor of cancer fighters -
one for each illuminary purchased and placed around the track and spelling out HOPE across the way in the bleachers.
I'm so proud of my Mom and Dad, both cancer survivors.
Towards the end, the lights spelling HOPE were changed to spell CURE. Amen!