Relay for Life – Fundraising for Cancer

Relay For LifeThe time has come again to do some fundraising for a good cause. The New Zealand Cancer Society holds an annual fun fundraising event – Relay for Life to raise money for cancer research, prevention and early detection activities and patient services. It is an overnight event that goes on for about 24 hours where teams of 10 or more complete a relay-style walk or run to raise money. On the 29th and 30th of March it is Wellington’s turn to take part and my work colleagues and I have put together a team to do our bit. We are aiming to raise at least $100 per team member to really make it worthwhile.

Riccardo ‘Riccs Da Bomb 99’ De Angelis (10 July 1980 – 7 March 2007) Rest in Peace My FriendCancer is one of the major causes of death around the world and so many of us have been affected by it in one way or another. For me it was my best friend Riccardo De Angelis who passed away on the 7th of March 2007. His passing was something that shocked and caught me off guard because he had been fighting his form of cancer for a while and everyone including his doctors thought he was on the way to recovery. He took a turn for the worse and then one afternoon when I was home for lunch I got a txt message from a friend telling me that he had passed away. The news left me numb. I had known Riccardo since I was 6 years old and even though it has been a year since his passing I still can’t believe he is gone. But, I am glad that I had the pleasure of having him as a friend and sharing so much of our lives together.

Besides taking part in the Relay I will also be making a donation and I am inviting you to sponsor me. Donations of any amount whether it be $1, 5, $8.75, $100 would be most appreciated. In order for you to sponsor me I need to email an invitation out to you via the Relay for Life website – CLICK HERE to provide me with your details. If you have a blog/site, leave a comment and include your site details and I will put up a link to your site in a future post and the person who sponsors the highest amount will get a one month 125×125 ad spot on this blog.

Relay For Life is a celebration of remembrance, hope and thanks.

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6 Responses to Relay for Life – Fundraising for Cancer

  1. Connie March 13, 2008 at 1:37 am #

    I’m sorry for the loss of your best friend. I lost my sister to cancer. She was only 33 and had 2 young children.

    I’m sorry for not being able to donate to your cause. We have Relay For Life here in my area. As a matter of fact my daughter’s school is one of the fundraising sites. We donate on a monthly basis in small amounts.

    Many blessings on your walk and on your ability to raise funds for this worthy cause.

  2. Tondy March 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    Will definitely sponsor. It’s always good to thing about the good times you shared. Good luck on the relay.

  3. Clyde March 14, 2008 at 4:02 am #

    Im sorry to hear that, I read the other blog first.

    God Bless.

  4. Gerri March 14, 2008 at 9:13 am #

    @ Connie,

    Thank you for stopping by.
    I am sorry for the loss of your sister.
    Now worries at all about not able to donate. By the looks things you are doing your bit which is what counts.

    @ Tondy,

    Thank you for your words. I will email through information on how you can sponsor me.

    @ FriedClyde,

    Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will sponsor me.

  5. Anonymous October 19, 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    me and some of my friends have started a team for our school here in cullman A.L. our relay was not all that good a few years ago but it has gotten bigger and better the last 2 years but i have got so many fund raising ideas i take up money from my locker we have a bowling team and we go bowling for boobies i sell snack and relay stuff at a school shop between classes and i just hope we can help find a cure

  6. Gerri October 20, 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    @ anonymous, it looks as if your fundraising efforts are going very well. I hope it only gets bigger and better. Your efforts will pay off in one way or another and they will help a lot in working towards finding a cure. Keep up the good work and please do drop by again sometime to let us know how things are going.

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