Hello CGS Family!
I mentioned on Sunday that I am participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life this coming Friday and Saturday. This will be my 10th year participating in the Cambrian Relay for Life. The event starts at 6:00pm pm Friday April 28 and goes till noon on Saturday the 29th . The event is being held at Dartmouth Middle School. Relay is an event where teams walk over night to raise money for the American Cancer Society. I am not only a participant this year, but I am also part of the Event Leadership Team this year. The ELT has been working on the details of the event and hope to have a big turn out. Each year during the Opening Ceremony we have the National Anthem performed. This year the high school student who had done in past years had graduated and we were searching for another option. I reached out to Rey and asked if the Keynotes or any members would be willing to sing. In true CGS fashion, of course there were volunteers that are willing to sing at the opening ceremony. I'm excited to have the guys participate in the event this year. Relay for Life also includes a tribute to Cancer Survivors and those that have been lost to cancer. Once the sun goes down, the walking track is circled by glowing luminaria bags that have the names of the people being honored. Each year I am taken aback by they number of the bags around the track.
I will be staying over night with my team to walk and raise money for this worthy cause. You can follow the link below that will take you to my fundraising page. I am raffling off a quilt that I made again this year. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. If you would like to be entered into the raffle, make a donation at the link and then send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me you would like to be entered into the raffle. I will be drawing the winner on May 5th.
I appreciate your support and I look forward to see the impact we can make together in the fight against cancer.
- Petra Menard
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