The start of our Relay was literally full of rainbows and butterflies too (thanks to Team Butterfly of Hope).
As the sun set, we gathered around the stage to celebrate the incredible amount of funds that each team brought into the event for the Canadian Cancer Society.
it’s tricky to take a photo of our team with my long arm… lol
thank you Darren for taking our team photos for me!
Laurie beautifully spoke from her giving heart about love and loss while the relayers huddled around one another in support and understanding. It was a touching tribute for the Luminary ceremony.
After a moment of silence in memory and honour of all those affected by cancer, everyone made their way to their luminaries. I can’t begin to describe the emotion that floats and lives along the track. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time.
Remembrance, love, loss, respect, mourning, honour, thanksgiving, celebration…It’s all of that and so much more.
I’m so thankful for my Dad who received amazing news this year that his prostate cancer levels are as close to zero as it can possibly get…
These are just a few of the luminaries that lit our path as we walked during the night. Each luminary signifies a precious, important, loved-to-the core life…
This is why we relay…
We relay so that one day there will be a cure…
As the morning arrived, many luminaries still burned on with tenacity…
We huddled together for the closing ceremonies and walked our last lap together. It was an amazing night, and us relayers will be back next year to do it all again. If there is a Relay for Life near you, put together a team and join in. Your heart will forever be changed.
We Fought Back!
Click HERE to go to my photography 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.
From my heart to yours,