May 23, 2007

Relay for Life

Whew! We recently had our Relay for Live Event in Freestone County Texas. It was a great success. This is the 10th year that such an event has been held in Freestone County. Our goal was to raise $100,000. Well, we raised $110,000 PLUS...we are still counting! The committee worked very hard to host such a successful event.

As a cancer survivor, I firmly believe in Relay for Life. It is my dream that this dreadful disease "the BIG C" will be eradicted. By raising money for research, I feel that it has made a great contribution to the higher rates of survival among cancer survivors. There were approximately 50 cancer survivors honored with a reception and the ceremonial first lap followed by a lap with their caregivers and families.

I was very honored at the event because my quilting sisters, The Wacky Pack, made a quilt in blues and creams in my honor. The blues are to symbolize colon cancer of which I am a survivor! (Praise God!) The quilt was auctioned off and sold for $600. The lucky recipient was also a Colon Cancer Survivor. A picture of the quilt is shown above.


Kathy Wagner said...

Congratulations on the quilt completion and successful fundraiser. You are so blessed to have such wonderful friends to honour you this way!

Melinda said...

Nice quilt with great meaning. Glad you were able to auction it for such a good cause. My father had colon cancer back when the survival rate wasn't as good. He was only 55.

Kathy or Kathryn or Dana or .......... said...

Kathy and Melinda,

Thanks for your comments! Yes, I was greatly honored and it is a wonderful cause. Perhaps one day, we will not have to have fundraisers to help cancer because it will be eradicated!!!!

jovaliquilts said...

A wonderful quilt, a wonderful honor. How great to have such friends!

Kathy or Kathryn or Dana or .......... said...

Thank you Cheri, Yes, I am blessed with a wonderful quilting group. We are all so close and have so much fun together. When one hurts, we all hurt.

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