Relay for life - $186,000

FTLComm - Tisdale - Saturday, May 31, 2003
Cancer in all the forms it takes touches everyone and for more that three hundred people who came out to the Relay for Life in Tisdale Friday night and through to Saturday morning who have survived this incredible threat, the touch has been a heavy hand. As I looked at the sea of faces in their team outfits or comical get up it was encouraging and elevating to consider their motivation and the collective good will that they were demonstrating to each other and to all who might see their positive attitude and unwavering hope.

I had seen the ground being prepared on Friday morning and attended fund raising events that were leading to this time and to see all these people when I arrived at just about 9:00 I was stunned. This was a big deal, and this many people made it a big deal. As you look at the
QuickTime image below which gives you a full 360º view of the scene you can get some idea of what it was all like. (This image can not be viewed without QuickTime installed in your computer, if you do not see the image click on here to download and install this useful enhancement to your system)
Supper had already ended so I stood around hungry amidst what seemed like a cheerful throng, for indeed they were in time for supper. The teams made their way around the track at a steady pace through a crowd that appeared to be much more than a thousand strong. I then set off to see what was happening and below are the images I recorded. Click on these and they each tell a story of Relay for life.

The relay is on!

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Walking between the rows of "luminaries"

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Inside the Smart Shop

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Healthy Eating table

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Outstanding diet display

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Smart shop displays

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Lost balloons

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Smart Shop displays

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Suvivor Tent Entrance

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Inside the survivors tent

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Survivor Tent sofas

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Parkland Photography Club

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A full half of the area was set asside for tents and campsites for the teams in the relay. The teams had decorated their part of the field and set up a host of signs and provided themselves with a base for the twelve hour marathon. Below is a QuickTime virtual reality image that lets you look around the camp area.

Tent City

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One of the Team tents

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Time to light up

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Camp lights

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Wayne Harrison's band

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Crowd swells around the stage

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Friends and Neighbours

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Cold crowd

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Breakfast Time

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Pretty well full

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Lion did a great job

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Breakfast table

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Full tables

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Thats it folks

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Full Bleachers

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Volunteer's tent

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Behind the bleachers

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Startling results

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It took nine months

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Gerald Crawford clicks one more time

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Timothy W. Shire


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