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Leduc Relay for Life 2012 Part Two

As the sun went down, Christine McCourt made her way to the stage to speak at the Luminary Ceremony. Her speech touched all of our hearts. She is such a strong, devoted, and empathetic woman.

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After a moment of silence we made our way to our luminaries to light them.

In honour of my soft-hearted Dad Ralph Dicke, who greets each day with a smile and a heart full of gratitude…

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Yes, there is Hope Dad.

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In memory of our Aunty Lorraine. We miss her vivacious spirit and caring heart…

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In memory of my dear friend Chris who’s infectious laughter still sings within my memory. I wish I could stop by her house for a coffee and talk about how amazing her daughter is.

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Along this silent track there are stories that live within each luminary lit…

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There is more loss than one person should endure in a lifetime.

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There are tears of remembrance and hope for strength…

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There is respect and understanding…

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And most importantly, Hope lives at the Relay for Life.  It is the very promise that urges us to the Relay.

Glorious Hope…

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As I was taking these photos, the “Hope” luminaries magically transformed into “Cure”.

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In Part One, I introduced you to “Al”. He told me that he had a luminary along the track in memory of his Mom. It was only when I downloaded these photos that I realized I laid down in front of his precious luminary to take this photo…

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Given the much better weather, the night flew by fast and before we knew it the sun peaked over the skyline. I walked by this devoted young team enjoying the sunrise.

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7:00 a.m. marked the end of the Relay and as we were came together for the closing ceremony, I turned around and saw the same team that enjoyed that sunrise gathered together in a supportive group hug.

How amazing is that?

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Thank you to the organizing committee of this year’s Leduc Relay for Life. You did an amazing job. Much respect!

Click HERE to go to my facebook page where I’ve uploaded more photos from the event. I will continue to add photos to it as I edit. If anyone wishes to order a print of one of the photos you see here, please use the contact form on this blog to send me an e-mail or give me a call at 780.980.0703.  All proceeds will go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

See you next  year,

Christine

*All images are copyright of the Canadian Cancer Society

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