McDowell County, NC residents celebrated life and birthdays in their Relay for Life Event. Luminarias symbolize the Light of hope and courage for those who fight cancer.
What is Relay for Life? A worldwide movement to create a world with more birthdays by declaring the American Cancer Society the official sponsor of your birthday. Emphasis is on saving lives, creating more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back.
The Tom Johnson Camping Center of Marion hosted the May 2010 McDowell County American Cancer Society event.
I attended Relay for Life Rally to fight cancer, and joined the hundreds who showed up in the fight and to wish Happy Birthday to the survivors and their loved ones.
The community members and the Rally was an inspiration to me; I hope you find McDowell County’s Relay for Life as touching and heartfelt as I did. I tried to capture the essence of what hope and courage was expressed, in the above video that I created.
Every moment is precious. Don't forget to tell someone very dear to you that you love them.
Simply say, "I Love You." "I care for you." "You mean something to me." "You're a blessing; you've done so much." "You've been good to me." "I appreciate you." "Thank you for all that you do; it is noticed by me."
Treasure every day with those you love.
In dedication to my father.