Relay for Life-Manchester Connecticut

Real Estate Agent with Century 21-Classic Homes

June 6-7th was Manchester Connecticut's Relay for Life.  This was a very special and hard relay for me and my family.   Our team HADDUDES would be walking in memory of my son Jonathan who died in November from leukemia at the age of 21.  It was a very inspiring event thanks to the many family members, his friends, and my collegues who supported our team.  We had over 50 membersa and Jonathan had over 130 luminaries on the course in his memory.  People told me that they have never had so many luminaries for one person in the 6th years that the Relay has been held in Manchester.  It was a cold day for June but I was constantly warmed by his many friends that came by to walk.  My 2 sisters, my son, and I even took a tethered hot air balloon ride!  I know that he was smiling ear to ear at the turn out of family and friends.  It was a awesome event for me, filled with such great support from so many people, some I never knew.  We all had one thing in common...cancer has affected our lives. His strength during his illness helps all of us remain strong today and everyday.   Remember, Celebrate, and Fight Back! 

Comments (3)

Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

Good job on the relay.  I think it helps others to see your commitment to the memory of your Son, and to your community.  Fight back!  I know Jonathan did!

Jun 16, 2008 07:06 AM
Nancy Pav
Century 21 Redwood Realty - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

I just can't imagine losing my son.  Your loss brings tears to my eyes. 

Jun 16, 2008 11:47 AM
Carol Lynn


Let's do it again this year.  My goal is to break our record from last year.  You were Jonathan's strength as he was ours.  Keep up your efforts to fight for this cause.  You make me proud as you build a new career as a Realtor ,you never forget your civic duty and support of your community.  love so much

Mar 18, 2009 11:44 AM