This Weekend my Dad & I participated in the Relay For Life by walking a shift on his church's team. If you're not familiar with the Relay, it's a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society where participants walk around a track for 24 hours to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their lives to cancer. My Dad signed us up for the 5AM shift, gulp, but, fortified with some strong coffee, I made it to the track of my former Jr. High School.
The night before we attended the luminaria Ceremony of Hope which kicks off with a group of survivors walking a lap lined with candlelit (or, in our case, glow sticks)luminarias; each one bearing the name in honor of cancer survivors or in memory of loved ones. It's an emotional and moving event but concludes on a hopeful notes with a fireworks show.
In other weekend news, I went on a last minute dash to San Francisco on Saturday with LCK to pop in Britex in search of fabric for our SuperSoxBox Swap pals. Hmm, is that a cone of yarn I see in there?