Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Relay for Life: Do It for Nancy!

Nancy won't tell you this because she's too modest, and too sick, so I will. She has quietly worked her butt off for this year's Relay for Life of the Sebago Lakes Region, which goes from 6:00 p.m. Saturday night (6/26) until 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning (6/27) at the Windham High School track in Windham, ME. Nancy has organized our team, "Tufts Teal Warriors", dragged herself to dozens of planning meetings, decorated at least 50 luminaria bags, and gotten the Falmouth Lion's Club involved...all while undergoing her chemo (last one was Thursday 6/17) and dealing with the nausea and side effects. She doesn't complain. She just keeps getting up and getting out there.
If Nancy can do it, so can we!
Here are some things you can do:
1. Send a donation to the "American Cancer Society" in Nancy's name through the link below.
2. Purchase a luminaria for a friend with cancer ("In Honor of...") or who we have lost from cancer ("In Memory of...".) The luminaria are $10.00 each...a donation to ACS.
3. Join our Relay team and walk with us Saturday evening.
4. Come out to the Windham H.S. track and cheer Nancy on as she walks in the Survivor lap at 6:15 p.m.
5. Come (with lots of tissues) to the Luminaria Ceremony at 9:00 p.m. and join us in remembering people with cancer.

One of the most moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony at 9:00 p.m., which is a celebration of hope. As the light dims over our campsites and team members complete laps, the night is brightened by the glow of lighted bags called luminaria, each of which has a special meaning.
Some luminaria celebrate the survivorship of people who have battled cancer and lived to tell the tale. Many commemorate the lives of those who have been lost to this disease. All represent a person who has been profoundly affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to be touched by that experience.
You can click this link to go to Nancy's Relay page to donate or purchase a luminaria. Please, if you can, donate now. http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY10NE?px=3818519&pg=personal&fr_id=23404

If you prefer to mail your donation, please make your check out to "American Cancer Society" and mail to Nancy at 69 Summer Place, Portland, ME 04101. She will see that all donations get turned in.
And yes, we WILL walk all night- rain or shine- because, as Nancy says, "I have cancer at night and in the rain."
p.s. Nancy's side effects really kicked in yesterday and she is not feeling well. We know that she is fighting to feel better in time for Relay on Saturday. Hang in there, Nancy!

4 comments:

  1. Ladies in purple, all for a good cause.

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  2. WE ARE ROUTING FOR YOU ALL. WE HAD OUR RELAY LAST WEEK. VERY INSPIRING! LUV, MARION

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  3. THANK YOU NANCY FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK! WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO IT WITHOUT YOU!! XOXOXO
    -Becky

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  4. Thank you Cheryl for the blog. I will not be able to attend ( too
    emotional) but I will be there is spirit. I will send a donation. Tell
    Nancy that we are all routing for her. Claudia

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