I wanted to update the RMEC on the progress of our Relay for Life Team. We currently have 12 members and have raised $1,315 so far. I said from the beginning that I would like to see the RMEC have the highest number of "laps per member" of any other team in the event. We already have two members that have pledged to complete 50 miles. That is 200 laps around the track for each person.
The 24 hour relay event will begin the afternoon of April 24th. The Saturday morning group run for the RMEC on April 25th will start at the YMCA. Our route will be a half mile run down Independence Drive to the track. We will then run/walk as many laps as you care to do. There is a catch. . . you must be on the relay team to be on the track during the event. This means you need to sign up. Even if you only pledge $20 yourself and get two friends to give $10 a piece, that still raises $40 for a much needed cause.
We have all been touched by cancer at some point in our lives. We have at least one survivor in the club. We have at least one member whose spouse is a survivor. We have many who have lost a family member to cancer. RMEC member, Brian Lankford is one who will complete 50 miles on April 24 and 25th. Below is an excerpt from his Relay profile page:
My Reason to Relay: I'm participating in Relay For Life in honor of my daughter Ashlyn Lankford who fought but ultimately lost her courageous 9 month battle with leukemia on Sept. 7th 2006. To helplessly watch a spirited, passionate, life loving 10 year old child slowly lose the fight of their life to cancer is an experience no family should ever have to endure. I want to put forth my personal effort to make a difference in the fight against this terrible disease. I will join my team members of the Rocky Mount Endurance Club in raising money and awareness in the findings of treatments and a cure for cancer. My personal goal will be a minimum of 50 miles. I will be running (and walking) in honor of Ashlyn and for all cancer patients and their families.
I hope all of the RMEC will come out to support this great cause. To join our team or to make a contribution visit our team page online. Thank you.