Thursday, October 15, 2009

Relay for LIFE | Columbia, NC Event

Fight like a Girl.




Were just a few of the words that you saw numerous times at Tyrrell County's 2009 Relay for Life. I went to opening ceremonies last year, but wished I could have stayed longer, but with a 3 week old baby, it just wasn't in the cards for me. Here are a few images that I did capture while I was there:


Columbia Middle/High School's Umojo Chorus expressed their love through song and they are an amazing group of singers.

The event was held at the Eastern 4H Center and the staff of the Center had a team. Here was some of their table decorations.

Survivors as well as family and friends of Survivors came out to the event to show their support!

The Relay Committee is already gearing up for the 2010 event. Relay will be held again at the Eastern 4H Center, beginning on Friday evening, June 4th, 2010 and ending on Saturday afternoon, June 5th. If you'd like to participate in the event as a team captain, team member or volunteer to please contact BB Hopkins ( bbtvo @ yahoo . com ) or Vicki Waters (vicki.waters @ ncmail . net ) for more information.

Luminaries are already on sale. You can help light the way to a cure for cancer and honor loved ones who have battled this disease. During the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay For Life Event, a beautiful and touching Luminary Ceremony takes place. Flames of HOPE are lit at nightfall to honor cancer survivors or in remembrance of those who have lost their battle with cancer. These flames burn throughout the night, serving as a reminder of the purpose of Relay For Life. White luminary buckets are $10.00 each and a Torch of HOPE is $100.00 each. If you'd like more information, please email me and I will be glad to send you a Luminary order form.


  1. Would you mail me an order form?

  2. Megan,
    Thank you so much for posting this on your blog. You captured some of the spirit of Relay For Life in your photos. This year, the committee will be working hard to make our 2010 Relay even more successful than our last. Our 2009Relay raised over $31,000.00 for the fight against cancer - which was awesome considering that was only 6 months worth of fundraising. We are always looking for team members and volunteers! As a cancer survivor myself, I've seen first hand how Relay and the American Cancer Society contribute to this fight. You can be assured that every penny that you donate goes directly to help those who have been battling this disease - and those that will in the future. One day, we will win this fight against this killer who has taken too many of our loved ones - and I'm so blessed that so far I have won my fight - and I am still able to help others fight this disease. Thanks for your kind words about our 2009 Relay Event - and we hope to see you and little Gracie at the next one in June 2010!!
    Charlene Pate, Publicity Chair
    Relay For Life of Tyrrell Co.
    2010 Committee

  3. I love Relay--just love it. Everything about it--the fundraising is great--but if you know anyone or LOVE anyone who has dealt with cancer, the Survivor Lap and Luminary Ceremony are the best things--just a great time of remembrance and celebration.