At 75 years young, my dad is going on his first ever walkathon next month — a long one. And I’m proud to sponsor him for a change.
It’s the 12-hour overnight Relay for Life fundraiser for cancer research. Events will be taking place across Canada (and in other countries) and my dad will be walking in the Milton, Ontario, relay.
He lost his wife, Barb, to cancer last summer and he’ll part of a team made up of Barb’s sisters and friends. Teams wear matching T-shirts or hats, so my dad went all out and picked up a bunch of safari hats and artificial flowers and plans to decorate them for each member to wear.
Before she got sick, Barb used to walk with her sisters in the Milton Relay for Life. Now, my dad will take her place on the team.
More info from their website:
“The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure for this terrible disease.”
P.S. I apologize for my late posting. Little under the weather today!
P.P.S. Here’s a little video about Relay for Life, music by Nelly Furtado: