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Friday, July 18, 2008

WHY I RELAY...............



In MEMORY of Craig and all of the others.......
Anne and I are at it again and on Friday July 25th we will be RELAYING with over 200 others at Lakeville South High School in the ACS Relay For Life in Lakeville.
It's a dusk to dawn event signifying the journey from darkness to light. We participate every year to join people around the world in celebrating those who have survived cancer, remembering the people we've lost, and supporting the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is symbolic of the cancer patient's battle with cancer. As the sun sets with the first couple of hours, it symbolizes the end of what was thought to be a healthy life. The overcoming darkness throughout the night represents how scary the disease can seem and those dedicated participants that choose to stay show that this is not a battle that is fought alone. Then, with the sunrise comes a new day for the cancer survivors with hope and energy to keep fighting the disease. The Society works hard every day to prevent cancer and save lives by supporting groundbreaking research, affecting public policies that protect us from cancer, and educating people on how to prevent or detect cancer early. The Society helps people with cancer in their own community. And our efforts at Relay For Life can help the American Cancer Society to keep working toward a cancer-free future.
Please consider making a donation to us or join our team. You are helping deliver the hope that future generations will not have to endure cancer threatening the lives of their friends and family. You have the power to fight back against a disease that affects millions.
Our goal again this year is $1000!!!!! If each person that reads this contributes JUST $10, we will have made our goal and so much more. For that $10, you may have a Luminaria made in memory or in honor of someone close to your heart. The Luminaria ceremony is held at dusk and includes a Silent Lap. It is quite a moving experience.
Craig's Cruisers Relay Team was formed in memory of my dad and Anne's "Gaga", Craig W. Letch. There have been great advances toward the cure for the brain cancer that took Craig. Your contribution could make that cure a reality. We want to invite you to show your support in the ongoing fight against cancer by joining us for this year's event. Please visit the website listed below for more information, including details on the inspirational Survivors' Lap and the moving Luminaria Ceremony. We hope to see you there! If you can't join us, will you please visit the site and make a donation to support our efforts? Either way, you will make a real difference in the lives of people facing cancer and in the lives of the people who love them. To request a Luminaria in honor or in memory of your loved one, please send me their name(s). Again, your contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Very Sincerely,Carla and Anne Cooper
(if you'd rather send a check or decorate your own bag, please let me know, here, and I will privately send you my address)
URL to Craig's Cruisers, Carla's personal donation and ACS website: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TRC/RelayForLife/RelayForLifeMidwestDivision?pg=peditor&fr_id=7313&px=6031697

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