Sunday, 9 September 2007

Relay for Life

This weekend I participated in Relay for Life. It's the second year I've done it. We battled the rain, the cold and lack of sleep, but still had heaps of fun!

Relay for Life is a major fundraiser for the Cancer Council around Australia. This year, here at the Brisbane event, $127,000 was raised with more donations expected over the next month. A huge effort to organise such an event, but they did it with ease. The idea is to get people to sponsor you/your team. We then walk, in a relay for 18 hrs...yes, that long. At least one member of the team must be walking at all times. It started at 3pm on Saturday and ended at 9am this morning. A long night...and it was cold! I grabbed a bit of sleep in between walks and then came home for a big snooze this afternoon.

Thought I'd share a few pics...

My sweet sister in law, Tracey and me


Our theme was Witches and Wizards...this is Mikey, Nadine, Mel and Jacinta in costume.


The Relay underway


The candlelight ceremony, to remember those fighting the battle, and to remember those lost. A very moving ceremony.


Me and my little sister, Kellie this morning...looking a little sleep deprived!


Once again, a big Thankyou to Jodie for organising our team again this year. It's such a huge job, but you take it all in your stride. I know it's a cause very close to your heart.

Chat soon,
Chelle Xx

2 comments:

Pamela Godfrey said...

HI Chelle,

Well done you should be very proud of yourself a job wll done, you and your sister have the same smiles.

Crazymumm said...

Well done Chelle xxx your a beautiful person to do this for such a cause xxx