relay for life 2012

My niece, Leslie, was the captain of a team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Eagle Rock High School this year. The event started at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19 and continued until 9 a.m. Sunday, May 20. We dropped by for a few hours on Saturday to lend our support and, of course, take some photos.

Here’s team headquarters:

Steve hauled the trailer and necessary equipment, then he, Karina and the kids decorated it. They sold nachos, jamaica juice, horchata and cookies to raise money for the American Cancer Society and offered free samples of sunscreen. They also had spray sunscreen available for those who wanted a quick spray to protect themselves… that, too, was free. Many, many people appreciated the sunscreen.

Here’s the nacho man hard at work with his helper, Karina:

Team Captain Leslie and her cousin, Stephanie, taking a turn around the track:

Steven on one of his laps…

and a little later carrying a tray of food for a relay race (our team won):

There was even zumba for those who didn’t mind exercising in the heat:

Karina and Leslie (and Karina’s mom) love zumba… I, on the other hand, could be found in the shade by the trailer helping Steve sell the snacks.

Mike did his part by doing many laps around the track during the time we were there (we figured at least five miles):

We had fun hanging out with the family, with the bonus of it being for a good cause. If Leslie signs up again next year, we’ll be there again, too.

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One response to “relay for life 2012

  1. Very cool. Looks like you guys had a great time!

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