Relay for Life


Tonight is the first annual Relay for Life in Brier Creek at Leesville Rd High School. My wife is the co-chair, so the past few months have been a big build-up to tonight’s main event.

I’m usually not a big fundraiser, but my wife is and this event is really important to the both of us. When Renee and I first met, she was fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She beat it and our relationship grew from that early support. About two years later she had a recurrence. This time it was more severe and she had to have a bone marrow transplant. At the time the doctors told her that she couldn’t have children.

It’s now 6 or so years later and we’re married and those rough days of chemotherapy and fear are a bad memory. We also have a little girl, whose middle name “Hope” is inspired by the luminary ceremony that offers people a chance to reflect in silence for those lost at Relay.

Renee does Relay as a chance to give back for all the kindness and generosity that people showed her while she was sick. This year, she is very close to being #1, just behind one of our good friends. If you have a couple of bucks to spare, I ask that you consider giving. The tally will be done early tomorrow morning.

Renee’s donation page

Thank you!

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~ by shaunkime on June 18, 2010.

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