Yours truly is going to co-chair the Relay for Life campaign for the entire county of Edgecombe. I am a little terrified of the daunting task, but also so proud to be a part of such a great organization that is working hard to find a cure for cancer.
Thankfully, I am not doing this alone, my friend Caroline (who just happens to be my “monogram person” and owns a great shop downtown) is the Chair of the event and will take the lead on most things. Caroline is who I spent most of last year's Relay dancing with all over the football field in the wee hours of the morning.
|last year's shenanigans described in a shaky, blurry photo|
I'm not going to pretend like I didn't have to think long and hard about this decision. I love Relay and I have always enjoyed fund-raising, coordinating with my team captains at the school district and planning out our campsite (read about that here) – however one of the big reasons I left my position at ECPS was to spend more time at home and avoid late night meetings and the stress of pulling together a big event.
|2012 "All I Want for Christmas is a Cure"|
|2011 Beachin' for a Cure banner|
I prayed about it and prayed about it, and then I realized that with all that cancer has taken away from me, how I can't resist the chance to do something more to prevent it from hurting anyone else.
So, come next May I might be running around like a crazy person and after we launch the 2013-2014 campaign in October and we officially take the reigns, I might be a little frazzled, but I know it will be worth it if even a little bit of the money we raise can make a difference and help people celebrate more birthdays!
Want to learn more about Relay for Life? Visit http://www.relayorlife.org/.