2011-05-04 “Relay For Life”

I’m experiencing grandchild withdrawl…Lynn, Rachel, Lucas and Graham left early Monday morning to check out the sights at Disney World in Florida.  Lucas called me last week to see if I would come and feed the fish every day and I told him that I would.  On Sunday after supper when he was leaving to go home he gave me a hug and a kiss and said “try not to miss me too much, Papa”.  I said I would try, but it didn’t last long because I always miss him as soon as he leaves the driveway.  But he promised me that he would take lots of pictures and that he’d bring me back a surprise.  So hurry home, best friend…I miss you like crazy!!

 The Blenheim Relay For Life will be held this year on Friday June 3rd at 7 p.m. until Saturday June 4 at 7 a.m.  Once again, the Blenheim Community Funeral Home is proud to be the Luminary Sponsor of this event.  Anyone wishing to purchase a luminary can stop by the Funeral Home anytime.  The cost of a luminary is $5.00 and can be made in memory or in honour of someone.  You can include a message on your luminary if you wish.  I remember how deeply it touched me the first time I seen a luminary with my Mom’s name on it.  Many of our lives have been affected in some way by cancer and that alone can give us the drive to fight back.  Being part of a team is one way of participating in the Relay but even if you aren’t a part of a team you can still come out and show your support.  Makaila and I walked a few laps on our own last year and took some time to remember many of the people whose names we seen on luminaries.  This year we will do the same. 

 In addition to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, community supporters of the 2011 Relay For Life include Sun Life Financial as the Event Sponsor, Thompsons as the Survivor Sponsor, The Money Broker as the Food Sponsor and The Blenheim News Tribune as the Media Sponsor.