Mum and Dad have registered a team in the Relay For Life fundraiser. They called the team "Love Dexter" - after me! We have never done the relay - so we are not too sure what to expect. I'll get to go in the first lap, because I am a cancer survivor. Mum and Dad will push me. I guess my sister will come, too.
This is the link to my Relay for Life page: http://relay.cancercouncil.com.au/2013/kiama_relay_for_life/Love-Dexter .
If you want to sponsor my team, you can go to the site and follow the directions. Just click on "donate". I'll make sure Mum or Dad say "Thanks!".
This is some information we got, after we registered my team:
With all tents pitched and all participants standing by, the opening ceremony sets the
tone for the event ahead. As the Relay For Life Oath is read, the faces of the participants tell personal stories of challenge, strength and hope that will drive them through the hours and laps that lie ahead. A countdown signals the start and the Relay begins with the first lap – the Survivors and Carers Walk.
Survivors and carers walk
The first lap honours cancer survivors and carers who take to the track proudly wearing coloured sashes. All participants gather around the track to applaud the courage and strength shown by those completing the lap. With motivation levels high, all are eager to hit the track as Relay For Life begins with all participants walking the second lap together. Following the second lap, a special reception is held for survivors, carers, VIPs and dignitaries.
A time to remember, a time for hope. This is the defining element of Relay For Life. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and to show support for those living with cancer. Candle tribute bags line the track inscribed with personal messages of love and support. As they burn throughout the night, they guide and inspire tired bodies to keep on going.
(Information from RELAY FOR LIFE's webpage.)
Sponsor me, if you can!
Current research says 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer!