In the brutal Maryland heat and humidity, our team walked and walked and walked and walked and walked and walked and walked some more.
Along with our online fundraising efforts before the event, we also do face painting and sell tattoos and glow sticks to raise money (and have some fun!) during the event.
Katie is the best face and hand painter in the land!
This year, the uncertain weather had us on our toes. Although the heavy rains and 50 mph winds didn’t end up showing up for our event, we did have showers scattered throughout the afternoon.
But lucky for us, our loved ones gave us a rainbow to celebrate our efforts and to send us a hug from heaven.
Our team was established to honor our good friend, Scott, who left us–and many, many friends, family members, colleagues, students, soccer players, and of course, his wife, their 3-year-old daughter, and the daughter who was born three months after he passed away–waaaay too early.
We remember our friend, and we miss him so terribly.
But we Relay to honor and remember our many other family members and friends who battled this disease–cancer.
The Relay is also a time to celebrate our family members and friends who are currently fighting this disease. We can’t imagine how hard it is for them or what they have to go through every day.
We think about their caregivers.
We think about their parents, their sons and daughters, their sisters and brothers, their nieces and nephews.
And no matter how challenging things may seem for us at the time–for me at least–the Relay always puts things in perspective.
When the sun sets and the luminaria light the track, emotions are heavy.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Team Scott; we are proud to say that we are very close to our fundraising goal of $2500.00, but we’re not quite there yet! If you are able to contribute, know that anything helps and that we are grateful for every penny.
Please check out our friend, Neyal Ammary-Rische’s book, In Mommy’s Garden. It’s an incredible, award-winning book designed to help explain cancer to young children. Thanks for coming by the Relay, Neyal!
Thanks to everyone on Team Scott, the most amazing Relay Team in the history of Relay teams.
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