Sunday, April 17, 2011

Relay wrap-up, 2011

Another year, another Temple Terrace Relay For Life is in the books. Aside from the already-well-chronicled details of my own campaign (aka Muffinquest), my team, Team Daddy-O Alley Katz, raised over $11,000.00 (2nd overall behind the incredible Team Go Go), part of a combined Temple Terrace Relay total of $113,000.00, including $20,000.00 at the event itself, all to benefit the American Cancer Society. After a night of good times, including having way more fun with a laser pointer than anybody who is not a cat or over the age of 12 should have (if you were there and participated in the 11:00 PM Zumba session, there's a better than good chance that you had a little red dot on your butt at some point, for which I make no apologies; we're fighting cancer, damn it), celebrating, remembering and fighting back, I am beat. But I feel good about it. Of course, once again we all want to thank everyone involved: organizers, sponsors, teammates, supporters, "competitors" (especially Team Go Go; we love you guys) and most of all, donors. Because that's what it's all about. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Here are some pictures from this year's event...
This is us, the 2011 edition of Team Daddy-O Alley Katz, posing in front of our campsite...

...and this is what happens to us every year when Team Go Go decides they've had enough of seeing us occupying their seat in first place.

Team Daddy-O cancer survivors

This year's "Cancer Sucks" box


Relay super heroes

Don't ask, it's a Relay thing. That shirt is hilarious even when nobody is wearing it.

Team Go Go "arrested" me and I questioned the validity of their law enforcement accreditations.
And yes, I am over 7' tall.

(Special thanks to Kelly Hickman for the photos.)


Jeff Hickmott said...

:-) x 1000.

Mariella said...

WOW! That is some serious cancer-fighting money ya'll raised! Good work!

Misty said...

Love it! and Team Go Go loves Daddy O too! Congrats on making star supporter and 2nd fund raising team and best tshirt (is that what you won? I wasn't there cause I had to leave early for work on Saturday during Relay!!)