Showing posts with label relay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label relay. Show all posts

Monday, June 11, 2012

Relay for LIfe - photo essay

The Relay for Life took place this past weekend. The relay this year combined the communities of Franklin, Bellingham and Wrentham. The relay opened Friday evening and ran through Saturday morning. Dolores and I stopped by as part of our normal Saturday morning walk.

You can still contribute to a walker or a team via the website

In a world where you can either give in or fight back, fight back!

Franklin - Relay for Life: banner

This was the end of the line of coins collected during the event

Franklin - Relay for Life: coin row

The line was a long one, effectively extending half way around the track

Franklin - Relay for Life: coin row 2

Some of the tents were still up, maybe there were some late sleepers as well.

Franklin - Relay for Life: banner and tents

Thank you! To all the walkers, the team, the sponsors, and especially to all the donors! Your effort makes a difference!

Franklin - Relay for Life: thank you!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

PHOTOS: Lighting the way in Franklin

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via The Milford Daily News News RSS by John Thornton/for the Daily News and Wicked Local on 6/8/12

The Relay For Life is held Friday night and Saturday morning at Franklin High School. The event includes teams of people walking around the track to raise funds to fight cancer, as well as a lap by cancer survivors.

Things you can do from here:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Struggle and Strength

Inspirational sign from the recent Relay for Life in Franklin:

Relay for Life: Franklin, MA 6/10/11

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength" Oprah Winfrey

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"friends who are willing to do anything to help"

"I can remember at my husband's first diagnosis, the doctor came up to me," she said. "He touched my shoulder and said, 'This will be harder for you than it is for him.' " 
The doctor was right, Frieda Schwartz said, since it was difficult to complete household chores and care for her husband while worrying about his months of treatments. 
"We were so lucky to have had the support of friends and family," she said.
That's why Schwartz, a longtime participant in Franklin's Relay for Life, was excited to learn that this year's event would feature a breakfast recognizing caregivers of cancer patients who bake meals, watch their children and stay with them in the hospital.
Read more:

Relay for Life: Franklin, MA 6/10/11

Additional photos from the Relay for Life can be found here:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Relay for Life - slideshow

I was at the Relay for Life opening Friday evening. Here is a collections of photos:

Hopefully the rain today won't hinder the walkers effort too much!

Note: email subscribers will need to click through to Franklin Matters to view all the photos.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Relay for Life starts 6:00 PM Friday 6/10/11

The Relay for Life starts on the Franklin High School track at 6:00 PM Friday, June 10.

According to the website this morning, there are 35 team registered to walk. About 400 people will take part in this event that has already raised over $72,000.

For more information and to donate online, visit the Relay for Life website here