Saturday, March 29, 2008

Relay for Life

For those of you that hadn't heard or I haven't told, Peter Barr, the boy I had posted about last month passed away just a couple of weeks ago. He was this sweet little 8 year old boy in our ward at church who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor almost a year and a half ago. It was a long battle, a miracle that he lived as long as he did. He served his mission here on Earth and served it well. It was so sad-we attended the funeral together and have shed tears for this families loss. The service was a beautiful tribute to his life. The speakers did awesome. He has touched so many lives and holds a special place in our hearts.


There is a group of people from our ward doing Relay for Life in memory and honor of Peter this year and I've decided to join the team. For those of you who don't know about Relay for Life, the website says, "At Relay, people from within the community gather to celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and to fight back against this disease. Relay participants help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society in its lifesaving mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue. During Relay For Life ® events, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps." I've never done anything like this before. I'm excited and honored to be part of something so important and meaningful this year. The walk is on April 25. I know everyone has been affected by cancer, whether it has been you, a relative or a friend. I feel this is an especially worthy cause. Our team is called "Peter's Polar Bears."(Peter had wanted to "surf a polar bear down an avalanche":)
If anyone is interested in contributing to our team, there is donation info below. Any amount would be awesome! There isn't a minimum donation, you can type in the amount-even $5 would rock! Our team would love to reach the goal and show Peter and his family how many people support and love them. And of course help in the fight against cancer.
To make a donation online, visit my personal page.

Thanks everyone!

9 comments:

Kristi said...

What an amazing boy. And an incredibly strong famil. You are doing a wonderful thing to help, Holly.

Tara D said...

Yes, that's very good of you to participate in this. I admire you.

Jan said...

Yay for you, Holly -- I have been following this story ever since you blogged about it. Will check out your personal page. Totally a worthwhile effort for sure.

-Melissa- said...

I'm excited about the relay. I think it will be a neat experience for both of us.

-Melissa- said...

I'm excited about the relay. I think it will be a neat experience for both of us.

Hirschi Family said...

What a great way to show your love and support!

Hacking it up said...

So sad about that cute little guy! Good for you ! What a great cause!!

Hacking it up said...

So sad about that cute little guy! Good for you ! What a great cause!!

Jori said...

What a sweet boy. I am so glad you guys are doing this. Cancer certainly does affect us all.