Saturday, April 24, 2010

Relay for Life

Jared participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Thank you all who supported him in raising money. He had to raise $100 to just participate. He did it thanks to you! He was pretty excited about it. The relay took place from 6 p.m. Fri. night to 6 a.m. Sat. morning. The whole event honors cancer survivors as well as remembering those who have lost the battle. The whole idea is that since cancer never sleeps then why should we. So during the night there has to be atleast one team member on the track walking at all times. Jared walked far more than he had signed up for. He wore my pedometer and clocked over 10 miles. He never closed his eyes that night. I knew he wouldn't. He is such a night owl. I think the cold night air kept him on his toes. I should also add that Kirk got roped into being a chaparone. Heehee. I had to work the next day so it made perfect sense for him to do it. He stayed awake and walked the same as Jared. They had a great time for the "cause". Jared is looking forward to next year. By the way, their team raised over $1500 and the entire relay raised over $154,000. How awesome is that? When I got home from work Sat. night, Jared was pretty much recovered after a days sleep. Dear ol' Dad on the other hand recovered sometime Mon.

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