White County, Illinois 2014 Relay for Life is June 20, 2014 from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. at the Carmi-White County High School Football Field & Track. This is the second year “Seitz on a Cure” will be walking for my mom, and all those who have fought or still fight every day. To say that we all love Relay is an understatement. I’m on the county committee with some absolutely fabulous people who all share the same vision of us all living in a world free of cancer. When my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastasized Melanoma in November of 2012 we were all very unprepared for journey we were about to embark on. Lucky for us my mom has as awesome doctor. My mom also has an unwavering faith in God who has held her in His hands and protected her. My mom is the strongest person I have every known.
One of the best things about Relay, to us, has been all the truly special people we have met, who are not part of our family. Barb Walters and Patty Hodgson are the Co-Chairs for White County and I talk to Patty almost every single day. And Barb at least once a week. I manage the Relay for Life of White County Facebook page and we have our own Seitz on a Cure Facebook page. We recently started honoring heroes on the county page and at last count were reaching almost 10,000 people with each hero. That is pretty amazing to me. What is also amazing is that we were able to pick 52 heroes in about 30 minutes. In 30 minutes, mom and Patty and I named off 52 people who we knew who had or have cancer. And there are so many more that we will honor. We will honor them all.
This year’s theme at Relay is “Lights, Camera, RELAY” and every team has been encouraged to pick a movie or TV show use as the theme of their campsite. We chose “Field of Dreams.” This is one my favorite movies. I actually saw it at the movie theater when I was a senior in high school and now its in my DVD library. Plus, my mom is a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan, so this just seemed like a good pick. We have modified our logo a bit to incorporate a baseball theme.
Wanna be part of our team? Goto relayforlife.org and search for “Seitz on a Cure” then just follow the instructions on how to join the team. If you can’t join our team, you can always order a t-shirt. Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your size and quantity information.
This won’t be the last post about Relay. And there will be a lot more opportunities to give to the American Cancer Society so we can #FindACure