A Relay for Life kind of weekend

Abby and I both participated in our local Relay for Life events this weekend.

One of us more than the other. But, one of us had a baby six months ago!

Our cub scouts and boy scouts had a RFL team for the first time this year. And somehow I got to be team captain. (I’m pretty sure I won’t be asked to do that again!)

Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event takes place for about 12 hours on a Friday night, until Saturday morning.

I questioned why there was a need to stay up all night when we were adults and very obviously needed our sleep, and was told that one team raised $8000 after midnight Friday night! Unbelievable!!!

I didn’t stay all night. Anna, Daniel, David and I left at 12:30. Samuel and Stephen had already gone home. Samuel had a baseball tournament the next day with the first game being played at 9:00am. We all needed our sleep. So we got it. Not much, I got about 4 hours, but it was better than none!!!

Our RFL team didn’t raise a lot of money but we surpassed our goal! The Star City Relay for Life event raised $60,000!! Let me just remind you that Star City is a small rural town with one stop light and less than 2500 people. We rocked!!!

And for those of you wondering Samuel’s team won 2 games and lost 2 games Saturday. It was a fun day, I enjoy watching him play. Daniel and David finished their baseball season Friday night right as RFL was beginning. They had a good season both at the plate and in the field, with trophies to prove it!

Have you participated in your town’s Relay for Life?

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

One thought on “A Relay for Life kind of weekend

  1. My mom and I usually participate in our area's Relay for Life. This year I didn't being in my 9th month of pregnancy. So much money gets raised. There are so many people touched by cancer. It is such a nice way to help.


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