Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dance for a Cure

Ever since I started teaching, every school I have been at has had a Relay for Life Team. And in case you are wondering what is relay for life, I have your answer. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. When I found out about this event I knew I wanted to participate for more than reason. First I completely agree that cancer never sleeps, and love the idea of an overnight 24 hour event to symbolize that. Next, I had lost both grandfathers, and my aunt to cancer. I was young when these losses occurred, but still impacted, and thought if I could raise awareness, hope, and money for research, so that family and friends all across the world maybe have to deal with loss, then sign me up!

So this year is like all the rest, and my team has decided that our theme/booth is "Dancing for a Cure". We will have a Big Screen TV set up with Dance, dance Revolution on the outside of the track. Every team also creates a team shirt. I am always giving my friend Kara who happens to be the Front Office Clerk, and Relay Team captain,  subway art to put in the office for different holidays. One day she said to me, "Wouldn't it be cool to have subway art for our shirt." I took the idea and ran with it...ran all the way to my computer and started searching etsy and found..........

From the moment I emailed her with our ideas, she was more than willing to help in any way she could, and full of excitement. I sent her words, colors, the relay logo, our school mascot, ect. And she got to work. I think we emailed back and forth about 10 times. She wanted it just perfect, which I love her for. After the second email she told me after much thought she wanted to do it for free since it was for Relay for Life! Awesomeness..yea she rocks! So she worked her magic.......

And we L-O-V-E, love it!!!!

Go check out Jacinda's Shop Periwinklepixies, she has all sorts of subway art, and she may just be the girl your looking for to create your unique design! For the whole month of March you can recieve 10% off your order using the code: MARCH11

Thanks again Jacinda! Your shirt will be arriving soon!

If you would like to contribute to the cause please donate to our Team: Ferguson Elementary, no donation is too small or too large, make a difference!

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