Saturday, March 29, 2008

Team Yak Attack

On Friday night, I participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event as part of Team Yak Attack.

My brother Paul is a three year colon cancer survivor and we teamed up with two other survivors to celebrate the success of their treatment, to actively continue the fight, and to remember those who have been touched by cancer.

It was quite an evening/night/morning and the theme of kayak fishing turned out to be of interest to many of the participants.

We shared some fun and food and throughout the night reflected on the value of life and the grace of God.

Paul has posted a more detailed account of the evening on his blog.

I leave you with this video of my impressions.

It was a memorable time to share with my brother. Thanks to the many family members, friends, co-workers, and especially to the travellers from Rosenberg that made the long journey to show their love and support.

I am thankful to God for his mercy and grace.

My prayer is that we will all make the most of the time that remains.


Bawana said...

John, Thank You so much for capturing this for those of us that couldn't be there. I must admit to being a little surprised when Paul came walking out with the Kayak!

Paul Batchelder said...

Great job! I think you did catch the spirit of the event! Thanks for all your hard work to help make this event much more than I could have ever hoped for.