| Good people meeting good people. |
| Lots of smiles around the clock! |
| L.A.R.G.O. games were a big hit. |
| A few somber moments. |
Here's part of the LARGO team we had in the Hampshire County
(70 + teams from all backgrounds participated)||
If You Really Care About Your Second Amendment Rights,
This is the perfect event to show others you are not the "violent criminals" so often portrayed in the media! Many of us have been doing this sort of thing for years, now is the time to do it under a well recognized and socially acceptable title! Join or start a LARGO team now! Banners (to display) and T-shirts (to keep) will be provided to participants!
You Need To Get Involved!
In 2001, over 30 separate "Relay for Life" events (across Massachusetts)
are sponsored by the American Cancer Society. During the months
of May and June 2001, LARGO will have teams participating in as many
events as you make possible (click event schedule on the top of this
page). Teams represent local companies, community organizations,
religious groups, families, etc. Each team sets up a "headquarters"
tent near the track with an identifying banner. Teams keep one person
walking or running around the track for the whole event (your turn can
be as short or long as will fit your abilities). A great "picnic type"
event for all. A great camping night for those who choose to stay over.
Luminaria: At dusk a candlelight ceremony features candles lighted to remember those who have died from cancer and honor those who are fighting the disease. Several thousand candles are placed in white bags bearing the names of those remembered and honored. These bags are set out around the perimeter of the track and are truly an impressive sight during the night when lit.
Cancer survivors walk the first lap around the Relay for Life track giving testimony to the increased survival rates.
Many events have a special craft and games section for children.
Many events have "Cancer Smartshops" to provide lifesaving information about cancer prevention, checkups, and local services.
Participants who cannot raise money can still show up to help teammates by taking a turn at walking, tending the grill, or just adding moral support. Most participants raise money to sponsor their own walk ahead of time. Some sponsor themselves. Co-workers and family members will toss in a donation when they are told of the event and the worthy cause (it's easier than you think!). Also, there are countless people who wish to have a candle dedicated to someone for $5 each.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to join or create a team at any of the events listed
(click on event schedule at the top of this page)