Sunday, March 29, 2009

Relay for Life

The Grilliot family participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Friday night (as most of Kansas was preparing for or participating in a blizzard), the cold front rolled through here not long before the event started and the temperature plummeted into the high 50's.

There was still a good turnout, everyone was walking briskly and the hot chocolate stand was a popular hang-out. In the interest of healthy children we didn't go all night, I imagine the crowd was pretty thin in the wee hours, Texans and cold don't mix.

Big thanks to everyone who pitched in to my last minute fundraising request, I had over $400 come in from family, friends, & coworkers. We walked for Grandpa Tim, Aunt Karen, Meema Barbara, Uncle Jerry, Uncle Ken, Aunt Sheila, Manny & Jessica (both on our team), and everyone else in our family who's battled cancer.

Below is the luminary that Mom got for Grandpa, there were a few hundred that lined the "track", very beautiful and moving.


d2heap73 March 30, 2009 at 7:53 AM  

Glad they got the luminery done on time. I really didn't think they would. Funny though, I wrote Tim Knoll, and the luminery said Timothy. Wonder if they have correct spelling of names on a roll call somewhere. Love Mom

Heather Grilliot March 30, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

We got it done, when we got there, they were not out so we had to go track it down, I told them Timothy and that is what they wrote...

Thomas March 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM  

What a terrific cause!! I need to wok on oncology again. I miss the patients on that unit. Their battle stories are so inspirational.

d2heap73 April 1, 2009 at 9:10 AM  

mystery solved. Thanks for getting the luminery done.

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