I am very glad that I decided to join the "Blue Devil Angels" at the Cass County Relay for Life. This was mine and my daughters first Relay. I didn't really know what to expect. The day started out very stormy, (not to mention I woke up to a flat tire.) I thought, oh no, I hope it stops raining.
Thankfully, the weather cleared (and my tire was fixed) and it was time to pack up the van, my daughter, and head down to the Plattsmouth High School Football Field.
I found where I needed to go, unpacked our chairs, and ate some pulled pork sandwiches (YUM). After that we decided to take a trip around the track to check out some of the booths.
Emmalynn saw a face painting booth, so of course we had to stop to get her all decked out.
We then made our way over to the start of the track for the survivor's lap. Listening to the women speak, and seeing all of the people that this horrible disease effected brought tears to my eyes. In the past year and a half I lost my Pap and Gram to Lung Cancer. To see what cancer did to them came rushing back to me. This is a disease that we desperatly need to find a cure for.
Cancer doesn't care if you are black or white, yellow or red. It doesn't care if you are a male or a female, young or old. Cancer effects our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles. You could tell that these people were NOT letting it rule their life. And they were ready to fight back!
Even Elvis showed up to help us kick out Cancer!
My daughter kept us walking around that track! We would rest for but a minute, and she would say, "Come on Mommy, I walk around the track!" And off we were again!
They had so many activities, it kept the kids busy and having fun!
You can't forget about the Luminarias!
The ceremony was beautiful. They read the names of people that cancer has touched, and their names were also shown on a screen. There was also someone that played the bagpipes. It tugged at your heart.
Please take a moment, and say a prayer for anyone whose lives have been touched by cancer. Those whom have fought it and won, those whom are still fighting! I pray one day we find a cure!
Photos Below from Brian Hynes
The Relay may be over, but you can still Donate!
So, here's how it works (it's so simple) ..........
Logon to www.relayforlife.org/casscone
On the toolbar on the top of the screen - click on "Donate"
You will have a choice - Donate To Team OR Donate To Relay
If you know of a team you want to donate to (or even an individual on the team) select "donate to team".
If you have no preference then please select "Donate to Relay"
Whichever way you go and however much you donate, please remember that all the money raised stays in Cass County and may improve and even save the lives of people you know.
I hope you will donate something, any amount and pass this request on to people you know. I do encourage all of you to logon to the web site as well as www.cancer.org for a wealth of information. I did recently for a neighbor who had questions and it was astounding.
Donations can also be made via phone at 1-402-393-5801.
Thanks for helping out when it makes such a difference - it's really appreciated by so many!
With the onset of flooding in the next few days/weeks
please read the following
Flood Preparation Update from the City of Plattsmouth
Adoption fees on all animals is $60, this includes spay/neuter and
vaccinations. Microchips are additional $25. (Well worth it)
Adult cats are a free adoption to Senior Citizens.
If anyone is interested in any of these pets please contact the shelter at (402) 298-8235
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Call owner 402-960-6421
Plattsmouth Public Library
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Due to the flooding in Plattsmouth,
the Recycling Trailer
can be found in the North parking lot of
Rhylander Park. (By the baseball fields)
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2011