The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
For IndyMojo this will be the third year the IndyMojo Pirates will takeover the track of Relay for Life. I will be captaining the team for the second year.
Our first year of Relay was at the Fishers Relay in June 2008. Our team had the biggest presence and raised the second highest amount of all the teams. We had a blast raising money for a great cause.
When i initially took over the charity efforts of IndyMojo, my goal was to hit as many different Relay for Life’s as possible to show other places what IndyMojo is and how to get involved as well.
With that mentality we took our 2009 efforts to the Carmel Relay. Our team again exceeded donations in put us in the top teams. We were the only team to decorate our entire area, the only team to have a booth on the field and the only team to participate in the theme laps. Our efforts were so noticed that we were BEGGED to return to the Carmel Relay and I was asked to join the committee for the Relay as well.
The past several months i have worked with several others in the Carmel area in preparation for the Carmel Relay that will take place Saturday June 5th at 9am until Sunday June 6th at 9am. We have been meeting and planning since November 2009.
I have been put in charge of the theme laps and really hope to see a jump in participation versus last year. There will be a ton more activities and our goals for fundraising are just as aggressive.
If you want to be a part of a team that is known for its ability to fundraise and bring a spark/spirit to the event then visit our team page Here. If you have any questions on how you can be a part of the Relay effort for this year please send me a hotbox or an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The more the merrier and the better our fundraising efforts will be. I hope to fully exceed the last two years. Please join the team by april 14th to get your Relay for Life shirt that will feature IndyMojo’s logo as a Platinum sponsor!
I am a proud member of IndyMojo.com and this event is one of the main reasons. We do so much to get people involved that often involve bars, etc that this event really takes IndyMojo to a whole new level! Truly an unforgettable experience.
If you cant be a part of the actual Relay, please make a small donation if you can. Any and all is appreciated and you can donate to the whole team!