Sunday, July 31, 2011

Relay for Life - Sacramento

You all know I'm not a fan of the Komen Marketeers, but I do believe that the American Cancer Society does good work - I have personally benefited from their outreach.  So, I want to let you know about a Relay for Life happening Saturday, August 6th, 2011 in Sacramento.

I was invited to the Survivors breakfast but, um, you know - it's breakfast.  8:00 a.m.  I'd rather sleep.  Sleep helps me survive, although survival with me is kind of iffy right now.

Plus, they said Survivors will take a Victory lap, which means I would have to run or walk around a track, which I haven't done since I grew breasts, and even though I'm missing one, nothing has changed. 

Not to mention I am still waiting on the "victory."

There is a Luminaria ceremony at 9:00 pm, which sounds lovely, but again, it's something that is not within my personal timezone.  Being stage IV means you have a small window of energy and my work life uses it all.  I might show up mid-day though, just to see what's going on.  If you see me, say hi.  I will be the one not wearing pink.

The event will be held at Mira Loma High School; if you want to race, pre-registration is here, or show up and register on site.

If you want to donate, it's not too late.

If you have questions, contact Daylene Perry at 916-807-5974.

In October, there will be another race, and I'm planning for there to be a team "But Doctor I Hate Pink."  I have a friend who will be in charge, in case I'm recovering from surgery.  More information to come but start saving your pennies.

2 comments:

  1. I went to the relay here and volunteer for it. They are actually pretty neat and worth going to for the meal and victory lap - we all walked - and there were some people in pretty poor condition. It was a great way to meet others coping as well. Here it was a family friendly event where you can bring spouse and children if you want. My vote would be go to the breakfast and lap and see if you can make it to the luminaria later.

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  2. We had a relay here too.
    I had someone tell me yesterday ,their family made over 5,000 alone.
    I just wish more of the money went for what it was meant for :(
    You WILL make it to the victory lap girl

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