One important part of Relay for Life is the celebration of survivors who, against unlikely odds, overcome the challenge of cancer. It seems fitting, then, that organizers of Garner’s Relay for Life wouldn’t want a spring shower to get the best of them.
And so, today, (Sunday) – perhaps even now as you’re reading this, a condensed version of the Garner Relay for Life is taking place.
The event itself is a relatively small part of the fundraising efforts that Relay for Life inspires. Much of the money volunteers collect is done before the event itself.
That means the symbolism and the visible show of support for cancer survivors, their caregivers and, yes, those who lost their fights against cancer, are a big part of the event itself.
So now cancer survivors will have an opportunity to see just how many people really are in their corner.
And they will know that, even though a cancer diagnosis makes a person feel all alone in the world, there really are dozens and hundreds of people who want to help see them through the ordeal.
That’s a comforting thought, we are sure. For everyone else, the fact that the Relay has been rescheduled should give us an indication of just how entrenched people can become when they really want to accomplish something .
We feel very good about it.