Hubby showed up straight from work, pencil on his ear and all. Take note of the purple caregiver ribbon each survivor is given to pin on their caregivers.
It's a time to celebrate survivors, to give hope to those who are fighting and a time to remember those who fought hard and lost the battle! I love walking the track and reading all of the luminaries in memory or honour of so many people who have had cancer. There are always lots of names that I recognize, some that are new each year, some that have changed from "in honour" to "in memory". A new one at our relay this year was in honour of Kaaren, from the Painted Quilt. She was not able to be with us this year, but she was there in spirit! Maybe next year Kaaren!
Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the pictures with you. I didn't take many myself, but a friend of mine who takes them for the local paper always takes lots and is always generous to share them with us. Thank you to Karla Kelly for most of these pictures!