There is just something absolutely fabulous about spending an evening dripping sweat with your Relay team and cancer survivors. The heat was intense and the humdity was high enough you could wring out the air! That didn’t really stop us from having a great time.
We don’t really need an excuse to stay up all night and be completely worthless the next day but on Saturday, June 30 there was a reason. Crew members took up the mantle of an all-nighter in support of Relay for Life. This was the first year the crew had a team, Life Crew 91. We had quite the showing and surpassed our fund raising goal of $1,000.
To show our spirit we wore our tie-dyed camo Relay shirts and made sure they glowed in the dark. We set-up camp and got ready for the next 16 hours of laps, sodas and serving at the concessions.
We took shifts dishing ice cream, wrapping brats and porkers, and serving enough taco-in-a-bowls to feed an army! The ice cream sundeas were a perfect retreat from the heat. It was by far the most coveted of jobs…you got to open and close the freezer!!! While some us worked in the Relay Cafe the rest of us walked, jogged and some of us RAN (he was slightly crazy!) around the track to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society.
The best part about the evening is always the lighting of the luminaries. Just as the sun goes down the luminaries are light one by one as a reminder of those who have fought, are fighting and will fight cancer. It is a somber ceremony and not a dry eye is left in the stadium. It is a beautiful display of community support and Venture Crew 91 was proud to be a part of something so meaningful.