Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Relay for Life - Fifty Shades of Hope

In case you haven't heard (read here) I am volunteering for 2013 Seminole Heights Relay for Life and I have also taken the big step to captain my own team. 

Last night was the Kick Off Party and let me say as a child-free person these high school kids rock! Long ago (really long) when I was in high school community service was not on our radar.  Kudos to the schools for seeing a great opportunity and the kids for having the drive and enthusiasm to embrace volunteerism!

Set up complete!
We decided on movies for our theme this year because it is a great way to let everyone's personality shine.  We unfortunately still don't have the event's name yet though we have a lot of great suggestions.  Amy Good (aka @Splintergirl) came up with Cureassic Park which I loved.  Not sure if it will be chosen but I entered it Amy!!  If anyone has suggestions please feel free to leave them in the comment sections or email me at acrackeddoor@gmail.com.  

My team's name is Fifty Shades of Hope!  I am sure you can guess which book, soon to be released movie, I got that from ;)  Besides it being the "in" book I chose it because of a night in August that still makes me smile.The yoga chickees and I gathered together & celebrated two of our own birthdays.  I wrote a short blog post about it that you can check out here: Laughter.  I am so grateful to have these women in my life.

Seminole Heights Relay for Life is April 5th & 6th, 2013 at Hillsborough High School.  It is going to be 18 hours celebrating the lives of people that have beaten cancer, are fighting it now and our loved ones that fought the good fight but are with us in spirit. 

What this all means is I need your help.  I need volunteers to Relay.  If you can spare 1 hour, 3 hours or all 18 - I need you. Please contact me at acrackeddoor@gmail.com.  I need donations because I want to help make sure no kid has to face not having their mom or dad around to watch them grow up.  Every single donation counts 1.00 and up - it all adds up to help fight cancer!  If you would like to contribute to my specific team you can do so here: Fifty Shades of Hope

Seminole Heights Relay for Life has a Facebook page that you can LIKE and we also have a Twitter account @SHRelayforLife 

Of course we can't pull Relay for Life off without volunteers and we can always use more!  We have several key committee chairs that need to be filled.  You can contact Wendy Ward at wendysward@hotmail.com if you are interested and I hope you are!  

Lastly this event is all about the cancer survivors and their amazing stories.  If you know of a survivor that is willing to share their story please let me know.

Thank you for reading. Thank you for supporting in whatever way you can. Thank you.



  1. Good luck Ginny! I know you will be an awesome and inspiring captain!

  2. Thanks Amy! I hope so. Thanks for your donation:) You are my first and that doesn't surprise me one bit. You, my friend, are awesome!