It’s a long story, but I went away on a two week business trip and in my absence, I was nominated to be a Team Captain for a corporate team in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. It’s actually a pretty cool event – a 12 hour walking relay which starts at 7 pm and goes through the night. The idea is that cancer never sleeps and the whole experience is designed for participants to feel what it is like to be diagnosed, go through treatments and then see the light at the end of the tunnel.
So, as Team Captain, I’ve set myself an initial goal of raising $500 (I would like to up it actually). Doh! So far, I’m the only one without any contributions. You can donate toward my personal goal here (you can leave your name, or do it anonymously). Please. Pretty please before our team meeting on Friday!
A few things about my team – it is primarily composed of folks from my group at work and their family members. Some of them have lost spouses to cancer and some are survivors. I keep on hearing from organizers that in the middle of the night it’s not really necessary to have team members walking, but to me I think that’s the whole point. It’s very important to me that we have someone on the track at all time – which might mean that I walk through most of the night!