And even better is that they plan a few projects a year that are on-site, making it way convenient to donate some time towards a good cause. Tuesday, we had a couple small projects to work on, one of which was to make paper bag lanterns, or luminarias, for a local Relay for Life (hosted by the American Cancer Society). If you don't know, here's some info about it:
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.I made three bags: one for my sister, one for my uncle and one that simply says: Eff Cancer.
|Front side - my sister had some freakish rare cancer that was found after my niece was born. She wasn't expected to live a decde. It's been 16 years. Eff you cancer. Jenny kicked your ass.|
|My uncle passed away last year. My most prominent memory of him was on a big (to my young eyes) motorcycle that looked nothing like this picture. Eff you cancer.|
|We made a lot of luminarias!! Oh, and eff you cancer.|
Is there anyone out there who hasn't been affected by this horrible disease?? It's just effing ridiculous. I hate it. HATE it.