Saturday, June 13, 2009
A group of us at work decided to have a team for the Relay for Life this year in Marion County. We named ourselves Aaron's Team to support our co-workers' son, Aaron Riley, who unfortunately passed away before the event after a short, tough battle with leukemia. It was the first year most of us had participated, or even attended the event. We chose to decorate in a circus-theme and had a bowling game, a ring toss, a fish pond, face painting, balloons, popcorn, peanuts, and glow necklaces for when it got dark. Malissa graciously agreed to dress up as a clown for the evening. I think she looked cute and not at all like a creepy clown.
We really didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised that our tent was definitely a hit, and were kept busy the entire evening raising funds for the cancer society. We doubled what we had raised prior to the event in just a few hours exceeding our team's goal of $1000.
After the evening was drawing to a close, we decided to treat ourselves to some mustaches. I think we all look very distinguished....or something like that! Pictured are Miranda, Michelle (team captain), and myself!