Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back: Relay for Life 2011

Celebrate.
Relay for Life is a time to celebrate cancer survivors and life. With every relay event, the American Cancer Society is creating a world with more birthdays. It feels good to be part of that movement. That's where we got the inspiration for our booth decor and that's why we placed candles on each cupcake we sold. A world with more birthdays. That's the way it should be.

Remember.
Although we spent 18 hours celebrating cancer survivors and hearing their stories about how ACS helped them through it, we couldn't help but remember why we were there in the first place. Cancer affects everyone. Whether you have or have had cancer or not, we all know someone who has or has had cancer. Alot of those people lost their battle. Relay for Life is a time to remember them.

Fight Back.
The 18 hours spent at the Curtiss Circle in Miami Springs, Florida for the Miami Springs/Virginia Gardens Relay for Life were bittersweet. It was wonderful to see a community and their elected leaders come together for such a great cause. On the other hand, it is sad that such a horrible diagnosis is what brought everyone there together in the first place. In total, over $80,000 was raised for the ACS at this year's event.
Posing with our team (that's only half of them!)

With our friends Christina Espino, Relay for Life Chair, Dan Espino, Miami Springs Councilman and Katherine Acosta.


We sold about 100 all-natural doggy cupcakes!


Our cupcakes are saving lives!


Children at the event got the chance to decorate their own cupcakes at the Mr. & Mrs. P booth!


Mrs. P's Godson Marc with the cupcake he decorated.


Torches and luminaries were lit in honor of cancer surviors and in memory of those who lost their battle to cancer.


After countless hours of baking and decorating in order to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, we are proud to announce that we met our goal of $2,500. We couldn't have done it without the fundraising efforts of our team members and for our family, friends and fans who donated to our team! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! To get involved in next year's event, please email christina.espino@hotmail.com

To view more photos of the event, click here!

5 comments:

  1. Fantastic post, I am with you on remembering those that we lost and cheering those that survived..awesome cause. Food looks delicious!!! Wonderful photos too!

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  2. The cup cakes looks wonderful. It looks like you had a great time.

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  3. What an awesome post! The cupcakes look great!

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  4. Both the doggy and people treats look fabulous! And all for such a wonderful cause~

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  5. Hi there. Just thought I would send you a shout out. I am Lydia's friend and I LOVE your blog! I love to cook also and find your posts inspiring! I also wanted to say congrats on the Relay for Life. I tend to work behind the scenes on the Key Biscayne one. My school does a mini relay and we have raised $5000 each year. I wish you all the best of luck on your blog and future endeavours!

    cheers.

    Olga

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