If you don't know what Relay For Life is, you should.
Fairport's Relay for Life is an overnight, community fundraising walk to benefit the American Cancer Society. It helps those living with cancer, their caregivers, researchers and more. We are fighting for a world without cancer, we're fighting so our children never have to battle this disease or rob anyone of another birthday.
Over the course of the past few months, I've been working with the most amazing people. They work tirelessly and continuously to make the Fairport Relay For Life a huge success. Some of you know that this past year has given me a reason to get involved, and I'm so incredibly glad I did. This committee provided the community with a beautiful event - inspiring, emotional, and fun all at the same time. And the community that came out to walk was just as motivating.
Sometimes it's hard to get out of our own way, our own heads, and realize that there's a whole world out there, fighting a very similar battle to our own. Everyone copes differently. This event gives us all a chance to come together. We support each other, remember those we've lost, and celebrate our survivors and caregivers.
For me personally, this was my first time at Relay. I guarantee, it won't be my last. The day was "Super Hero" themed, so it couldn't have been more fitting for my first year. It was perfect and an honor to give something back to the community in the best way I know how - through photographs.
Keep walking on,