Friday, February 29, 2008

Relay for Life

Last summer, my wife, Laura participated on a Relay for Life team with her coworkers at Pickaway Family Job and Family Services. I went in on Saturday night and joined the walk for a couple of hours. I was struck by the sincerity of the cause, the heartfelt determination of the participants to help in the fight against cancer, and the celebration of the survivors. As I thought about this event and the meaning behind it, I decided this would be a great opportunity for our sixth graders to do their part towards the cause.

Today we kicked off the Relay for Life project. Students watched the "Why we Relay" video.



Then they applied to be on a student leadership team that will help organize our school's participation and will join in on the Relay for Life celebration at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds on July 26-27.

All Laurelville students K-6 will be involved in the fundraising, and participate in a school-wide walk.

12 comments:

baylie m said...

I think that the relay for life is a great i dea Mr. M.

baylie m said...

Sorry I mean "idea".

Mr. McGuire said...

I agree Baylie. I hope we get a lot of students involved.

Kim Cook (Katie and Kari's Mom) said...

I have also participated in past Relays. It is a great cause and I am thrilled that you are involving the students at Laurelville. I would love to take part if you need any help.

laney said...

I think that relay for life would be a awesome thing to do.I think it would be awesome because,you get to help people who have cancer and any other type of sicknesses. On of the main reasons why i would like too do this is to help all kinds of people who have cancer. Just watching the little movie thing almost made me cry because, it is sad to see all of those people who have cancer and just the thought of it almost made me cry to. I hope that the doctors or whoever will find a cure for cancer.
I have not been in any relays but I hope i would be able to some time if I have a chance to.

kyle said...

I think relay for life is a great idea. I think it will inspire people to join the fight against cancer and all of the other sicknesses.

Brianne H said...

Mr.McGuire I think that the Relay for Life is a fantastic idea, and it was a cool idea to get the students from K-6th grade involved with it too. I would participate as a Relay for Life Leadership team member, if you want me to, the decision's up to you!

Anonymous said...

I think that relay for life is sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dimitri said...

I Accidentally put Anonymous.

Chris L said...

I think the Relay for Life will be good for Laureville school because it will give kids a chance to give to others. Hopefully, it will save lives.

Michael H. said...

Good idea for this

Molly V. said...

I feel really bad for all of those people who have cancer. I know how it feels to loose someone and I don't really think it's fair that people have to go through the experience of loosing someone.