Relay for Life - Menlo Park, California

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Relay for Life funds cancer researchDid you know that every year over 4 million people in 20 countries participate in Relay for Life? This is the American Cancer Society's big event that raises awareness of cancer and the importance of screening; it raises much-needed funds for cancer research, and creates an environment of hope, healing and camaraderie among the participants.

Today, August 6, 2016, is the Relay for Life day in Menlo Park, California. Every year we join a friend's team, Joie de Vivre, and walk and talk, make new friends and touch base with others. We laugh and are somber in turns, reveling in the stories of survivors, and remembering loved ones and friends who are no longer with us. We give support to those who need it, and take solace and comfort from others. True community.

This past week was a hard one at my office -- two of our colleagues passed away quite suddenly. They were top of my mind today, along with good friends who have passed away, and other friends who are in the survivors club with me.

Lumineria, Menlo Park Relay for LifeAlthough it is after 7:00 PM now, the Relay for Life at Burgess Park in Menlo Park, CA continues through the night, finishing at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning. If you happen to be around, or feel a need to take part in a warm community event, I invite you to head to Burgess Park. You can't miss the group gathered near the south end of the park. In the dark, you'll see the glow of lumineria along the pathway. Walk a lap or two, remember with love those we're missing, and those we're happy to have with us every day. Make a donation if you are so inclined.

I'll give you advance notice next year!

 

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I love this event and donate. My mother in law is a survivor and many of my clients have also survived Lottie Kendall 

Aug 06, 2016 01:34 PM #1
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Noah Seidenberg
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Great event Lottie. I remember visiting Menlo Park, California in the early 80's when I had a traveling job.

Aug 06, 2016 02:09 PM #2
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Gita Bantwal
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I was not aware that the event runs though the night. I will check out Relay for life event in our area.

Aug 06, 2016 09:42 PM #3
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Brian England
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Such a great event and they have raised a lot of money for cancer research, I sure hope they are able to find cures for these terrible diseases sooner, rather than later.

Aug 07, 2016 12:18 AM #4
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Belinda Spillman
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This is such a great event.  Glad you got out and made a difference.

Aug 07, 2016 01:30 AM #5
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - you can tell your mother-in-law I'm smiling, glad she's here.

Noah Seidenberg - Menlo Park is a nice community, now home to Facebook, and a hop, skip and a jump to San Francisco and the rest of Silicon Valley.

Hello Gita Bantwal - the link to Relay for Life in this post will take you to a page where you can put in a zip code or city and get a schedule. In my area, most Relays seems to be between May and October.

Aug 07, 2016 02:07 AM #6
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Lottie Kendall
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good morning, Brian England - Relay for Life is the biggest private fundraiser in the country; there have been some great successes in cancer treatment and prevention, with more to come let's hope.

Belinda Spillman - have you participated in a Relay for Life yet? It's a great experience.

Aug 07, 2016 02:09 AM #7
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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It's fantastic that they have an option to walk at night too, Lottie Kendall ... I'm sure it increases the number of participants greatly.  A much-needed event.  Let's cure cancer!

Gene

Aug 09, 2016 06:35 AM #8
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Lisa Von Domek
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This is a wonderful event Lottie Kendall and the American Cancer Society is one of the charities that we give to on a regular basis.  

Aug 13, 2016 11:12 AM #9
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Lou Ludwig
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Lottie 

The Relay for Life is a great event for a great cause.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 13, 2016 12:28 PM #10
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Debbie Laity
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A couple of years ago I got my board to participate in this event. It was fun. We loved it. 

I love your new profile picture.

Aug 13, 2016 03:36 PM #11
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Lottie Kendall
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Hello Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - Relay for Life goes for 24 hours; people are walking around the clock.

Hi Lisa Von Domek and Lou Ludwig - the American Cancer Society's funds have made a huge difference in cancer prevention and treatment. It's worthy of our support.

 

 

Aug 14, 2016 03:55 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Debbie Laity - Congratulations on getting your Board to participate in the Relay for Life. Is it something you do each year?

Aug 14, 2016 03:55 AM #13
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lottie I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Colleagues, that can have such a damper even on your own life, glad you are channeling your energy for something worthy and good, Endre

Aug 14, 2016 01:31 PM #14
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Bittersweet sorrows, good cause, and mixed emotions. I was at a Relay for Life on the night my mother died of Breast Cancer. I have not had the courage to participate in one of the events again but appreciate those that can. It truly is a worthwhile cause. I pray they find a cure. 

I'm so sorry for your loss. 

Aug 18, 2016 01:22 PM #15
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Lottie Kendall
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Next year I will remember your mother, Patricia Feager . As a 23-year breast cancer survivor, it's a cause near and dear to my heart. Sometime you might want to take part again--it can be very healing. Big hugs to you.

Aug 18, 2016 01:32 PM #16
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Thanks, Lottie Kendall - I lost my mother, her two sisters and my best friend to breast cancer. I didn't know you were a 23-year breast cancer survivor. I'm proud to know you and glad you survived. ActiveRain wouldn't be the same without you. You must have put up quite a fight and I'm glad you did!

Big hugs to you too! You're a bosom buddy anyone would want for life. 

Aug 18, 2016 01:46 PM #17
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Lottie Kendall , I hope you have a good turnout for such a great cause.

Aug 20, 2016 09:46 AM #18
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Lottie Kendall
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Relay for Life is always a great event. If you get the opportunity, I hope you and Evelyn take part in one, Larry Johnston 

Aug 20, 2016 10:19 AM #19
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