The Relay took place this weekend. What an exhiliarting, emotional, and exhausting 24 hours. We walked and remember loved ones lost, honored survivors, and gave hope to those still fighting the battle. The weather was nice. It was hot, but the event was held on a park by a river which gave us some nice breeze to keep it comfortable. The team I was on was 3rd in fund-raising. Great job for our first effort. We were in 1st place going into the event Friday evening, but after all donations were tallied, slipped to 3rd. The teams in 1st and 2nd position are schools that have hundreds of families to solicit funds from. We are a team of 10 who did it on our own. Both 1st and 2nd place finishers recognized that in us and we enjoyed the friendly competition when met at the Relay.Coincidentally, our tent sites were set up all next to each other. With help from the proceeds from this raffle, I was able to achieve 2nd place in individual overall fund-raising. I, too, slipped from my #1 slot going into it Friday, but am very pleased with the results. Now, for the lucky winner announcement. There were 93 entries to the raffle.
When I shook up the hat, one entry fell out....and that belonged to:
In case you can't see that....the winner is Ann Maire W. (AnnieBanannie)! Congratulations, Annie, your gorgeous yarn will go out to you soon.
This was fun, and I appreciated all the generous donations. But, the real winner in all of this was The American Cancer Society. The proceed for the Relay to date are $83,797.00. I learned where a lot of proceeds from Relay are directed towards. Someday, there will be a cure.