Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mt. Lebanon's Relay for Life

This past weekend's first annual Mt. Lebanon Relay for Life sure was proof that this community is a great one. As a first-time event the goal of the Relay was to round up 20 teams and raise $25,000 . Well...Lebo had 76 teams signed up and we collectively raised over $150,000 for the fight against cancer!!!!! That's what I call coming together for the common good. We broke an all-time record for $$ raised in Allegheny county! We even broke a national record for most $$ raised at a first-time event!! I was so proud to participate with my family and friends. We were on Team Roycroft with other friends and neighbors from our street. Kudos to Jennifer Cooney for organizing our troops! I was even more proud of our community - a little teamwork goes a long way!! I feel so fortunate to live in such a great place. Thanks to all who participated!

In the words of my son:

Haiku for Life

The Relay for Life,
Fighting cancer by walking,
I know we can win.