“Relay for Life’ for dummies


Tyler Murphy

Mike McGuire is my team Captain and our Pennysaver-Evening Sun organizer for the Relay for Life this year. Early this morning I wondered into Mike’s office and after a few moments of pause I asked.

“Hey man, that relay for life thing, is that for cancer or puppies or what?”

“Wha? Dude it’s for cancer, it’s kinda a big deal.”

“Yeah I think I knew that, I wouldn’t have volunteered for it otherwise. I think I might get stuck paying for most of fee because I can’t get enough donations.”

“You’re doing the relay and you don’t even know what it’s for?”

“Yeah, why?”

Blank stare.

“I heard it was for a good cause.”

Blank stare.

“Everybody else was doing it…”

“Dude, seriously get out.”

“You got my money does it matter if..–”

“–..I got this thing I gotta do right now and I’m pretty sure your still on deadline.”

“Okay, okay…. I have a serious question though.”

“Whew, man, for a minute I thought you were serious.”

“So is it like an actual competitive race or something, and where and when do I gotta show up?”

“Dude, I think I hate you.”

Well maybe things didn’t exactly go that way but…

Relay For Life is an overnight event designed to celebrate cancer survivorship and raise money for research programs for the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track for the entire duration of the 16 hour marathon.

July 13 and 14, 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. at the Chenango County Fairgrounds.
Sign up!

Sorry, Mike.