Was held in Las Vegas this past weekend. I believe there were (4) different Relay for Life event's all going on this last Fri.-Sat. here in Las Vegas.
My husband's work (Stratosphere Hotel & Casino) had a "Team".
So Our Family decided to do it together with his co-workers.
Our Relay event was held at the UNLV Track.
It started on Friday evening (6:00pm) and ran through the night,
ending on Saturday at Noon.
|My "pretty" feet BEFORE the Relay.|
We were a "small" group....but that didn't stop us from having a GREAT time!
|My daughter Jessica and I|
|(From right to left) Neil:( aka Leo), My Man Matt, Our "Leader" Angie|
|Jessica, Mercedes and Alexis|
Angie set up our tent earlier in the afternoon. Later Neil (aka Leo), and Matt were sent or should I say volunteered to go get the B.B.Q. grill, makings for Smores, snacks, and a sun shade. While Angie, the girl's and I stayed on the track walking.
|*Notice...it is still daylight*|
I am not quite sure WHY it took so long for the men to get back....... however I am pretty sure I walked for a good 2 hours. :)
This is how dark it was when the men showed up and joined in on the walking .
(And they say women take long shopping?) (lol)
|And still going STRONG!|
We would take turns visiting the Port-a-Jane's and grabbing a snack.
|Angie grabbing a snack|
Our Family each purchased a Luminary to decorate in Memory of a loved one who lost the fight against cancer. I made mine in Memory of my Grandpa Marcum. My husband's was in Memory of his Dad. Jessica said she wanted to make it in HONOR of finding a CURE. (I was so proud of her!)
We each TRIED to grab a "nap"...but morning came and with only getting a couple hours sleep...we all NEEDED a Coke to wake us up to keep us going!
All in all it was a GREAT weekend as a family and new made friends! At the Closing Ceremony it was announced that the UNLV Relay event raised over 54 Thousand dollars! GO Rebels!
|My "pretty" Blistered feet after 16 hours of walking.|
If you have ever wanted to make yourself feel GREAT....Volunteer!
If it's Money or Time, there are so many great Charities to help.
I am currently trying to raise the required $2300.00 in order to participate in the
SUSAN G. KOMEN 3-DAY FOR THE CURE, held in Arizona in November.
I was able to do this event last year.
Finishing 60 Miles in 3 Days all for finding a cure.
And I would love the honor of being able to do it again.
ALL $2300.00 goes to the KOMEN Foundation....to help find a Cure!
If YOU or someone you know wishes to donate or sponsor me for this great cause, PLEASE leave a comment and I will get in touch with you!
Thank you! WE ALL will benefit when a CURE is Found!